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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Monday Meanderings

Bible Study - Mission of Motherhood

Memory Verse - Ephesians 5:15-17
"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is."

Husband Encouragement
* Have a good attitude with the kids.

Train Them Up
* Eli - his prayers these days have been FABULOUS! Nothing recited, just real prayers and so heart-warming to hear. Be really encouraging to him.
* Hannah - I've started teaching her the Lord's Prayer and to my surprise she knows almost all the key words when I let her fill in the blanks! So proud of her! She's also into counting right now 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9 so we'll do some practicing with that.
* Carter - SLEEP! He's so out of wack, will NOT nap more than 30-45 minutes in the afternoon without waking up or lately in the morning it's been 15 MINUTES into his nap he wakes up. For no apparent reason. He's a snuggler so the last two days I've taken a nap with him in the afternoon just so he'll sleep good instead of me spending the whole afternoon trying. He'll sleep forever if he's right next to me! it's sweet! But I'm also getting REALLY anxious for him to be a better napper!
* Popcorn balls. This is going along with one of the books they've been reading all the time lately. Stay tuned for what that's about.

Personal Goals
* get back on track with house stuff. It's kind of a busy week this week but last week I got pretty much NOTHING done around the house, and for no reason either! I was just lazy!

* schedule Carter's 4-month (!!!) Dr. appointment for next week
* finish getting things ready for this last MOPS meeting
* mail out letter/questionnaires to the Moppet workers
* send thank-you notes to extra volunteer workers
* pay bills

Zone - laundry! after I get all caught up, why do I think I can then take a couple days off??? And with Kevin sleeping during the day this past weekend I really didn't get anything put away!

Menu Plan

M- popcorn shrimp, fries
T - oriental chicken salad, mandarin oranges
W - mommy's going out!
Th - ribs, mashed potatoes, peaches
F - Iowa
S - Iowa
Su - TBD

dessert of the week: blackberry cheese pie (didn't get to this last week)

* children's museum with friends on Monday
* last MOPS meeting of the year on Tuesday
* mommy's nite out dinner on Wednesday
* home to Iowa on Friday for a friend's baby shower on Saturday, excited to see lots of high school friends again!

3 Things I'm Thankful for Today:
1. Great friends I can't wait to dine and chat with Wednesday night!
2. Group family vacation plans for Colorado this August!!
3. My three beautiful babies. I really really love them!
*4. One of my missionary friends and her husband and 2-yr old are back in the U.S. 'til July!! Can't wait to figure out when I can see them!

Join me! And leave your link below so I can come visit you! Blessings on your week!


Kate said...

Great plan. I love that you a "dessert of the week". I'm going to start trying that as well.

Be Strong in the Lord said...

Hi, Sarah.

I LOVE your "Monday Meanderings".

You do not know me, (and sometimes I feel bad that you do not know me...)but I happened upon your blog when I was looking for a verse of the week to meditate upon. I was a new wife (1 month into marriage) and in a tough job situation. I desperately needed a verse of the week to help me keep my priorities straight. And, I found that verse recommendation on your sight. Since then, I have started my own blog, and I have been chronicling all the things that God has been teaching me about being a wife after HIS heart. I would like to invite you to visit my blog so that in a weird electronic/prayer partner sort of way we can know each other. However... whether you visit my site or not... or even if you are freaked out by some stranger reading your site and you take it down... I ask that God bless you in your mission to love and encourage your husband and to raise your children in love and admiration of Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Rhodes

My blog is: