Monday, June 25, 2007

Rolling Over

Here we go....
a little farther....
I did it....YEAH!

Max is 3 months old and rolling over a month before the girls... Its been too long since Parker so I don't remember when he did it. Such a good baby and an overachiver too :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Prayer Warriors

This is a request to all who believe in God and the power of prayer:
My husband is undoubtedly under spiritual attack. Satan has been attacking his confidence and God given gifts and abilities. Please pray for Nate and that God provides him with the armor and spiritual guidance he needs right now. Pray also that his stress and anxiety go away and that he feels better physically in order to perform his daily commitments. Last, that God will bind Satan and free Nate from this spiritual war. Feel free to sign in my guestbook with your prayers or just to let us know you are praying for him. Thank you, and God Bless you!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

12 weeks!!

Maxwell is 12 weeks old today. I can't believe it! He is getting so big and he started to laugh about a week ago. Its the sweetest sound you've ever heard. I love all my kids, but I don't think I've ever enjoyed an infant as much as I am enjoying him. I must admit I am very relaxed with him and I am sure that helps. We tried a bottle with him last night for the first time and he took to it like a pro. I don't think any of my kids have ever done it the first time. He is so good and we are so blessed to have him. I love to stare at him and wonder about his future and what he'll be great at when he is older. I am sure all mothers do this at some point, but it seems like the 4th time around everything (except leaving the house) is easier for me. I know its going to seem like I'll wake up in the morning and he will be 12 years old instead of 12 weeks so I am trying to enjoy all these "lasts" as much as possible.
Another milestone for me is that its been 1 week and 2 days since I've had a coke (or any pop at all), and for those of you that know me well you know I have at the very least 1 a day. I'm doing pretty good. Its my quest to lose some baby fat...I must remind myself frequently though that it has only been 12 weeks.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Finish something...

As you've read in my other post I am a Mom, and on a day to day basis. That means I don't get a lot finished that I start, but today I finished something. I was given this piece of advice from author and life coach Robin Chaddock to "Finish Something". I heard her speak at my MOPS group the last week in May and each week I receive an email from her called "Soul snack for zesty living". This week she quoted B.C. Forbes he said "Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck to their jobs". Of course the meaning is obvious to me that by being patient and sticking to things you get something beautiful. Well this week as hard as it was I dug up a whole ton of rocks, planted some beautiful flowers, and finally laid mulch today to finish it off (thats the short version). Now, I am having a little trouble thinking it is beautiful because the mulch isn't all the same shade, but the point being I FINISHED SOMETHING!! It feels so great! So even if its one load of laundry try to finish something once in a while I think it makes you feel accomplished and a little less stressed!

Friday, June 8, 2007

I DID IT!!!!

Finally!! I did it. I accomplished something that I thought would take me a lot longer. Yesterday was the 11 week mark for my newborn, and I finally left the house, took the kids out of the car, and went into Wal-Mart all by myself!!! A small task to some, and me too before my son was born, I actually did it several times a week most weeks (I'm sure my husband will be thrilled I can get back to my old habits). However, once the 4th child was born it was a dauntingly overwhelming task, and it scared me to death. I can't exactly pinpoint why, however, I've heard from several mothers of 4 that it is a very common thing. I think its a combination of your kids taking off and not being able to chase them, someone taking them, or having them get hurt for me. Some people would condemn me for having more than I can handle, but I think the situation is temporary, and I believe that each child I have is glorifying to God, and it gets me a few points with the big guy too. I don't think our family would be complete with one less of our kids. They are all different and they all will contribute something different to our family. (At this point its either laughter, anger, or tears, and a lot of poopy diapers) I realize I still have a long way to go, but in somewhat famous, but twisted words... "Its one small step for the Everinghams, one giant step for mothers of 4 everywhere", haha!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Clean Out the Clutter!

The past few days when I've had a free moment from being a milk bar for my 2 mo. old I've been cleaning out the clutter. My exact words to my husband were I am going to clear everything out so "what you see is what you get" no more storage of what I think I need to keep. However, I am going threw pitching things left and right wondering what it is that people cherish when their loved ones pass. Not that I want to dwell on my death, but I wonder what it is that my kids will want to remember me by...I know its not going to be old kitchen utensils, books, or suitcases which is what I am seeing the most of in my Goodwill pile, but what will it be? If it were to happen soon would my daughter want a shirt that smells like me that I think has been worn out, but its what she remembers me wearing the most? Or will my son want something organizational for his crafts (he is a lot like me in that respect)?
As I was going threw books today I ran across my husband's Grandfather's Bible. I think that it is something he treasures. Although his Grandfather only passed 5 months ago, and he still has a lot of clear memories I think that the tattered old book is going to be a real keepsake for him. His Grandfather could have retired that old thing and gotten a new one that I am sure would have been special to Nate, but not as much.
So is it the things we use the most or is it the memories that people would prefer to hold onto rather than our old junk? Maybe I'll figure it out, but these days I'm clearing it out. I hope my kids and my husband will prefer it that way, and maybe they'll just remember how much of a neat freak I was...

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

My first post

This is my first post so its gonna be short and simple. I don't know how much I will blog because I have 4 children and as it is right now the 2 oldest are fighting and I need to break it up. So you see I don' t have much time to type!