Friday, January 23, 2015
Posted by Jenna at 2:47 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
See how I did that...
...made up for my slacking in not posting Monday by renaming this series for my own convenience?
Anyway! This week's outfit is casual and not hard to piece together depending on what color skirts you have. I have looked everywhere for other skirts like this. It's like a denim, but so fun because it's a bright color! I would love several other colors, but I haven't ben successful yet.
I love all of the tribal prints that are in right now, plus the patterns help hide post-baby belly. ;) I got some Christmas money and purchased a few of these shirts that are perfect for this climate because they are nice and thin, but still great for the cooler days because they are long sleeved.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Posted by Jenna at 3:40 PM
Just a quick mid-week daily moments from my phone. I post a lot of these on Instagram, but I take so many pictures only a small fraction of them get shared.
Came out from the laundry room to see everyone praying together before bed. Loved this scene. And Nathan was about to cough ;)
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
I see people’s pictures online. You know the ones that have it all together. The Mom’s who are seemingly perfect. Their houses are pristine and the kids wear adorable outfits and their hair is always done. Then there is me. I go to take a picture and have to figure out an angle that you can’t see the heap of laundry in the corner and the toys strewn all over. The “distracting elements” as they are called in photography and it’s almost impossible to find a sliver of somewhere halfway decent . “I’m not enough," I think to myself all the time. I wasn’t cut out to be a mom of MSC (many small children). My house is always a mess, my diet has gone out the window for the 4th time this week, we didn’t do math today so we have to double up tomorrow, Nathan has taken off his clothes for the 4th time today, and I’m pulling frozen chicken out of the freezer at 4 when we are supposed to eat at 5.
onto the good stuff!
New matching suits (thanks to Christmas clearance!)
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
We filled our home with friends and family on Christmas Eve, a tradition I would love to keep for The Christmases we stay here. After the last of them left, we gave the kids the one present they were allowed to open--Christmas pajamas--and tucked them in for the night.
Nate and I cleaned the kitchen together and once we were done, I pulled out the bags of stocking stuffers that were hidden away and started to stuff. Hair ties, socks, undies, peanut butter trees and matchbox cars. I was completely exhausted by this time, but the sheer excitement of the kids opening everything the next morning was enough adrenaline to keep me awake for a few more hours, not wanting to go to sleep.
It was in this moment that I realized I am my Mother.
Of course, I couldn't have picked up on any of her other amazing abilities and character, but one thing I did pick up on: I love me some Christmas. Everything about it. Buying things throughout the year at great deals, keeping it stuffed in bags in my closet for months, wrapping them and piling things under the tree, stuffing stockings to the brim and wearing a smile for the entire day of December 25th. Christmas, I have discovered, is so much better as a Mom. The joy of giving, seeing their faces, the twinkly lights, wrapping paper everywhere and most of all, celebrating Jesus....I just can't get enough of it.