Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Getting My Act Together?? and Meet My Precious Great Nieces!!!

First off, do y'all think it's high time I get rid of the February, Valentiney theme on my blog? I promise, it will happen, just don't know when!

I really need to get my act together. I'm in the same boat as another blogging friend or two it seems. As of late, I can't seem to get my stuff together. And by stuff I mean even some of the simplest of daily chores! Most of you know our family recently went through some major changes and major health issues over these past six months or so. I thought by now, I'd be up and running on all cylinders, facing life with energy and zeal. But it just "ain't" happening! Could it have something to do with my age? I turn the big 50 in November. Shhh, don't tell anyone!
Well, here, let me allow the following picture to express to you how I'm feeling these days!

I've given myself a good talkin' to about my lack of reaching my own goals. I've had the hubster pray with me about it. I've joked about it with others. I've cried about it with my sister. I've tried to ignore it. I've given that ol' devil a chewing out. I've mused about it at odd hours, yes, many times at midnight. I'm tired of thinking about not being quite with it around here, so ...I've decided that for now I'm just going to rejoice in the fact that I walked for an hour yesterday and plan on doing it again today.Shane did get some lessons done yesterday and by God's grace, we'll do even more today. At least that's a start in the right direction of my former life and what we called normal.

Now, If y'all will indulge me, I'd like to share some sweet photos of my great nieces visiting my children's church class a couple of Sunday's ago! They are here visiting from Paraguay and leave us in about 6 weeks. I'm already having withdrawal symptoms. Let me tell you, these little princesses have a way of stealing hearts! Their giggles and squeals when I walk into a room is priceless!

Baby Lexi didn't like getting her clothes changed for church!

Here my niece Jackie, with her husband Brian are leaving the morning church service laden with gifts of pink from many of our generous church ladies! This was Jackie's first time to church since the birth of Lexi. Jackie looks good here doesn't she? She had given birth to Lexi at her home just two weeks prior.

Sarah gifted the girlies with matching dresses, not seen here as they are still in the bags.

My Mom brought baby Lexi into our Children's Church for a photo op ---It was, after all, Lexi's first time to church! Elena and Abbie are very proud to be big sisters now.

Elena and Abbie LOVE LOVE LOVE playing in the puppet theatre at the end of class time!

My helpers in Children's Church"

Elena, Matthew, Abbie, and Seth hold up the visuals to the little song,

"Whisper a prayer in the morning,

Whisper a prayer at noon.

Whisper a prayer in the evening.

Twill keep your heart in tune."

My niece said the girls went around their house singing it all week.

How precious is that? Be still my soul!

Here are the three princesses;

Abbie (age 2) Ya' gotta notice the toes! , Elena (age 4), and Lexi (1 month)

I love 'em to pieces!


Anonymous said...

Oh Pam, I can so relate to the lack of gumption at this point in my life. I wonder why I have no energy to get the "to do" list accomplished. I blamed it on the fact that my house is empty and I just don't really care. More truthful is that I believe it's a season due to our age.

I hope and pray that you find renewed strength for each day. I, too, long to be raring to go and get it all done.

The kiddos are just beautiful! I think I would be in love with them if they were mine as well! You are one blessed Auntie!

groovyoldlady said...

Love the pics of the nieces. :-) How sweet to have them there for a while. I know you'll miss them!

As far as the other stuff, just go one step at a time and leave the rest in the Lord's hands. We all love you no matter how behind you are!

Kelly said...

Great photos! What sweet little girls!

I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling. I will pray for you. I sometimes fall into a sort of funk and find it difficult to get things around my house done too, but sooner or later, the Lord gets me up and moving again.

Brenda said...

Love the pictures. Those little ones are adorable for sure. Your pride is contagious!

MightyMom said...

well THERE you are!!

take it slow and work your way back into your routine, friend!

you'll get back to normal.

Kristi said...

I love that last picture. I know you had a great time and made sweet memories.