Outside my window…
Spring is here!!!
I am thankful for… Spring!
From the kitchen… We had some friends come to visit over the weekend and I made dinner for everyone (you can read about that here). I didn’t take any pictures of the actual meal, but I did take some pictures of our kitchen as we were cooking and I thought it might be fun to give you a glimpse into my kitchen on cooking day:
Here’s the panoramic view:
And in the spirit of full disclosure, my husband wanted me to be sure and take a picture of our trash can:
That’s right, it’s virtually empty. I think I’m officially the worlds messiest cook.
I am creating…
Flower arrangements. :)
I am going… to have SO MUCH FUN this week! My mother in law is coming back for a visit on Wednesday, and she’s going to keep the kids while my husband and I go out on a “date.” On Thursday we’re having friends and family over for dinner and on Friday my MIL and I are taking the kids horseback riding. I can hardly wait!
I am reading… I just finished The Hiding Place and Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom and I’m between books right now. I may take the kids to the library today… I really hate to be without a book!
I am praying… nothing in particular right now, just general prayers of blessing for friends and family.
Around the house… We spent a lot of time last week going through some of the kids toys (we still have toys in the basement to tackle) and we cleared out the shelves in the closet and put everything in bins. In an effort to train them to put things away when they’re done, the children must ask us to get things down for them and can’t get any new toys down until the old toys are put away. So far, it’s working great!
Lets pray this makes a difference!
Two of my favorite things…
Laying aside for the moment the fact that they have been pooping in the floor recently (I have no idea why!), these are seriously two of the worlds greatest cats. Tumbleweed is the most laid back cat I’ve ever seen and will allow the kids to cart him around the house, roll him around in their strollers, and subject him to all kinds of torture that would send a lesser cat into hiding, not to mention biting and scratching. I seriously think he’d let them dress him in baby clothes if I’d allow them to. And although Viola would hiss and scratch at almost everyone who came near her for the first few months (she’s declawed, so this wasn’t a major concern,) she has come to trust us completely in the past year and is now almost as laid back as Tumbleweed. She will seek out the children for attention, and even tolerates the baby. It’s a wonderful thing to have earned the trust of an animal. I really love my cats.
A few plans for the rest of the week… dinner with my husband and family gatherings and horseback riding!
Here is picture thought I am sharing…
Have a wonderful week, everyone!