Saturday, October 1, 2011

Life is Messy but oh so Good

I had one of those kinds of weeks where life was messy and exhausting!
Unfortunetly, I did not get enough sleep and had about a GAZILLION things going on...
my bathrooms didn't get cleaned (dang it!), my family dinners didn't really happen (we had 'events' almost every night it seemed) and my daily excerise goal went down the drain (oops), I forgot to put the trash can out on garbage pick up day (aughh!) and the list goes on!
 I guess that is just the way it goes sometimes--life doesn't always go as planned!

But, tonight as I was trying to bring order back to our messy home, feeling worn out and a little discouraged,  I found my self sifting through the events that made up this exhausting week.  Slowly a strange thing happened, as my thoughts turned to my family, my mind filled with little moments that occurred...happy stuff involving my sweet boys... 
  Pretty soon I found my self smiling and my heart overflowing with love for this crazy bunch that is mine--I realized how blessed I am to be so busy and so needed... to have such a full and sometimes chaotic life!

They may be messy and loud, but I am so thankful that I get to spend my days with these little (and some not so little:) people!

Life is good and I love it!

 Tomorrow the craziness continues for me with a huge multi county crosscountry meet for Coleman that he qualified for , a baby shower I am hosting and more!
BUT I can not wait until 2pm when I can stop everything and snuggle up with my family to watch General Conference.
It really is so inspiring and uplifting--you should check it out! ( The link above will provide information of how to watch it from the comfort of your own home)
I found these free printables to help me and the older boys take notes

And these packets for my younger set:)

You can click on the link to print them if you want.
I hope you all have a very happy weekend!  I have a really great giveaway scheduled for Monday morning.  I am so excited so check back:)


Mindy Halladay said...

I LOVE this post. I think that my life is pretty crazy and almost always messy, but you are right! It is great to sit back and reflect on how great life is and how truly blessed we are! Conference sure is a great way to help us all put things into perspective too!

Mindy said...

I love those boys of yours, too! Hardly a day goes by that I don't miss them. I agree that when I think about the people I love, my crazy days seem worth it and my problems seem smaller.

Brittany said...

sweet sentiments Mel. And adorable picture! Sure miss all those boys!!

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