Thursday, April 25, 2013

Don't let comparison steal your JOY!

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else's highlight reels.

This is my highlight reel, a 2 second snapshot of a blessed life. But what you don't see is how I struggle to measure up. The way I compare myself to that girl who is everything I am not.
You don't see how I scream at my kids to wash their cereal DOWN the sink. How I always seem to have a pile of clean clothes getting wrinkled on the couch. You didn't see how I completely lost the "mother of the year" award 10 minutes before our nerf gun war. You see fun times cooking in the kitchen but you don't see the frozen pizza I burned. I work hard to make time for the little things because they are really the big things. I document the sunsets and the highlights to keep me thankful for all my blessings. But I doubt myself, I ridicule myself, I wonder what could have been. It is ridiculous to me that anyone would ever compare themselves to me the way I compare myself to them. So we should continue to document the good times as well as some bad, but just know that it is only the highlight reel!! ❤

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Masyn's 12th bday 4.2.13

Happy birthday to my nephew!! Masyn, I love your confidence and your natural ability in all you do! You are going to do great things!! Happy 12th birthday! I love u!

Happy Easter 3.31.13

I boiled/baked 6 dozen eggs and pulled out all the CrEAtiVe tools I had (including kool-aid packets for the dye!!) the boys spent the night and all the kids spent the day letting their creative juices FLOW!! Creative juices can be MESSY! 😳

Homemade pizza

I love making my own dough and letting everyone add their own toppings! We had a busy but blessed evening. Everyone helping with chores while I cooked dinner. We had a bit of drama with our oldest but so blessed to all be together! 💗