Saturday, October 19, 2013

Confessions {How It Really Is On The Farm With Five Treasures}

{The Charming Cowboy cruising the fields, talking on his cell phone}

{The neighbors stopped by on their horses and let the kids ride.}

{My handsome toe head}

Confessions from the farm house Mama...

*I still have 20 lbs to lose.

*Most days involve tears AND laughter.

*I like Taylor Swift. Yes, I'm a Mama of 5, in my 30's and I know all the words to her songs.

*I spoke in a harsh word today... And yesterday... I had a few good days before that.

*Being with my Cowboy still gives me butterflies after all these years.

*I believe the Lord is at work in my life and I'm not the same woman I was before I had children... I'm not the same woman I was just a few months ago.

*Solomon has given me a few 10 hour stretches these past few weeks.

*When I'm overwhelmed, I turn up the praise music, hold my baby close, and dance around my kitchen.

*I drink a chai tea latte almost everyday.

*I don't like holding hands with the Cowboy... He tends to crunch my knuckles and I don't really care for that.

*I may have cried when my Siah started belting out a hymn at church on Sunday.

*I have an exercise plan pinned up on the wall in the sun room. It might be more beneficial if I actually did it more often instead of just looked at it?


{The Littles sailing the seas while I work on school stuff with the big kids.}

{Evidence of a hard working boy}

{We learned how to write numbers in Chinese characters last week during our geography lesson. The Dancing Girl has an incredible memory and wrote the ages of everyone in our family using the characters.}

{I have a helper on my hands}

*Someone spills something nearly every meal had here in the farm house.

*It's been 2 weeks since I last mopped my kitchen floor... And every night I look at it for a brief moment wondering if I should do something about it... the answer's no... turn off the light, tell myself it's sparkling clean, and go to bed.

*I owe the library a good chunk of change.

*Sometimes I close my eyes for a minute in the middle of teaching the treasures. I'm tired and my eyes hurt.

*I hold little Solomon most of the day. I kind of like him a lot.

*I'm learning to think about others above myself and to serve joyfully... these things do not come naturally to me.

*I'm exhausted and my heart is indescribably happy.

And that's how it really is around here... :)