Month: May 2012

Week 19 May 6-12

This week has actually been one of those weeks you just put somewhere else in your mind and hope not to think about again  (anyone else ever have those weeks?). There were some cute, high points (Saturday!) but it was just one of those weeks. It started on Sunday realizing that my engagement ring was missing (still is) and just continued with having trouble getting money here for our car and the fact that it has been over 100+ degrees everyday. We have lived here for almost 2 years without a car, and while waiting 2 more weeks really isn’t a big deal, it seems like a huge deal since we were looking forward to having it. (I don’t really know why it’s such a big deal b/c I can’t drive it yet anyway since I don’t drive stick shift. Yes, I’m almost 30 and can’t drive a stick shift car!) I’m thankful though, that I know my Father is with me. None of these things caught Him by surprise, and it was actually a good heart check for me of what is really important. Yes, my ring is missing, and we don’t have a car, but I have 3 beautiful, healthy, content in this crazy life children, a husband who loves me, a full life here, and WAY more grace from My Father then I deserve. So, in all that I Give Thanks!

Sunday May 6. SAD DAY realizing my engagement ring is missing.

Monday May 7. The beginning of 100+ days means Iced Coffee ALL day!

Tuesday May 8. We don’t have any “boy” bandaids so I had to draw a truck on a regular one. I love boys!

Wednesday May 9. Finding a HUGE “hopillar” (Cole’s version of grasshopper). Cole was totally enthralled and told EVERYONE who came over about it.

Thursday May 10. This is what you can find me watching every afternoon. If I have to study, and I want to relax at least a little, the best way is to watch TV in Arabic. Especially cooking shows! 🙂

Friday May 11. Her little face just kills me. I want to give her a pill that keeps her at this age forever!

Saturday May 12. Celebrating Mother’s Day a day early with a beautiful picnic. I am a blessed mama.


Week 18 April 29 – May 5

Sunday April 29. Special afternoon ice cream treat with great friends!

Monday April 30. Hannah’s new favorite spot.

Tuesday May 1. The “mommy” with her “little dog” and “little cat”.

Wednesday May 2. Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches! Life is good.

Thursday May 3. Lydia’s new pet snail.

Friday May 4. Eating Oranges. Aunt Preston would be so proud!

Saturday May 5. Market Day!

Week 17 April 22-28

This week was just a normal week. One high point that stands out for me in particular is finally, after almost 2 years, figuring out how to get my butcher to cut me steaks. Jay really wanted steaks this week for our Friday night date night, so I was determined! I knew that I my new butcher here was good, but he became my new favorite person that day! 🙂 ok…onto the week in pictures!

Sunday April 22. Finding frogs in the river at our Sunday picnic.

Monday April 23. I have NO shame...this is where you can find my children everyday at 5:15 so I can make dinner. (They are usually watching the Fresh Beat Band. It takes me back to my days of watching Kids Incorporated.)

Tuesday April 24. First swim of the season and Hannah's first time in the pool! (She LOVED it!)

Wednesday April 25. Making wedding pictures for Auntie Miriam and Uncle James.

Thursday April 26. Climbing the stairs...are we really baby-proofing already?!

Friday April 27. Thank you Pinterest for THIS skillet chocolate cake and thank you friends from France for the cocoa powder to make this amazing cake!

Saturday April 28. Daddy couldn't work because it was raining, so we had a picnic in the mountains instead!