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Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Meanderings - Dec. 27

Hello friends!    I hope you've had a fabulous Christmas and are perhaps enjoying some time off from school! Though Kevin's back to work today, I know we're enjoying a relaxing schedule.  We had a pretty quiet Christmas here, having done Kevin's family the week before and doing my family next weekend.  We watched The Nativity Story movie as a family Christmas Eve.  I wasn't sure if the kids would stay interested, but I summarized along the whole way through and the kids followed the story very well.  That movie makes me cry, every time.  Christmas Day we woke up, unloaded stockings, had breakfast, then opened presents, dealt with the aftermath and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon playing with all our new things. I cooked a nice but simple dinner for us (ham, baked potatoes, green bean casserole, jello salad, with dutch apple pie for dessert) And then, the day was over.  And now, we're back to another week...

Bible Study... Word study on words and nagging.

Memory Verse... 1 Peter 3:1-4
"Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."

Husband Encouragement... 
* Change of attitude (again) >> stop nagging!
* Keep a tidy home.

Train Them Up... 
* Quality time with the kids.
* Do some winter crafts for our craft wall.
* READ with them!

Personal Goals... 
* Prayer

New Habit of the Month...
Rise early to exercise.

MUST Do...
* Start thank-you notes early!!  I used to be so good at this but the couple years I've really been failing at this!
* Start thinking about MOPS lessons.
* Schedule Carter's 1 YEAR appointment.  (really?!)

* Schedule a play date for this week.

Zone... Bathrooms.

Menu -

M - ham and white sauce over rice
T - loaded salads
W - ham and cheese quiche
Th - lasagna

* Short visit from Paul and Holly and Claire today! The kids still haven't seen the new baby!
* A weekend getaway with Kevin this weekend while the kids go to grandma and grandpa's.
* Then when we return we'll celebrate Christmas with my family.

3 things I'm thankful for today...
1. No snow so far.
2. A good, quiet Christmas with just our little family.  I was kind of sad about it leading up to it, but it ended up being nice and relaxing.
3. Playing piano again lately.  It's kind of like therapy to me, but because my fingers have such deep cracks lately it hurts to play.

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1 comment:

Be Strong in the Lord said...

I'm so glad to hear that your Christmas turned out relaxing. I was praying and hopping for that.