January 21, 2015

Crosbi Says...

This month. Goodness. We started this month with such big goals and expectations, awaiting new and fun experiences, but life doesn't always go the way we think it will. For nearly the past two weeks, our girl has been sick.

Last week she had a fever for 5 days and little energy. She finally came out of it in time for my mom to visit (God is so good that way). But the day after my mom left, Crosbi was hit by a stomach bug that won't quit. As I write, she's napping. Her third today. And she hasn't eaten since Monday night (it's Wednesday afternoon). Ugh. I'm just so thankful that I can be home with her, even though there isn't a whole lot I can do to help.

Our fun plans are postponed for now, and we're missing out on some amazing warm weather, but I'm so thankful for God's provision and promises. I'm blessed to know she will fight this and be back to herself soon. I know more warm days are ahead and memories will be made. Today, we snuggle. We rest, her with a cold washcloth on her forehead, and we watch lots of TV. His mercies are new each day and I'm so hopeful my girl will be much better in the morning.

Last week when Crosbi wasn't feeling so great, I bought her favorite movie and offered her a big bowl of popcorn. She jumped up on the couch, eager for the movie to start and said to herself, "I love this popcorn life."

I laughed out loud. I called Todd to tell him what she had said, telling him I was so glad we could fulfill her deepest dreams. Ha! But today, when all I want to do is get outside and see my girl run and play, I'll sit beside her and put on another cartoon. Because this is what life is made of. This is it. It's not perfect and definitely not always Instagram worthy, but it's so good. Crosbi, I'm with you. I love this popcorn life.

Now get better, young lady!


January 11, 2015

Thankful :: December 2014

Nothing like posting a recap of December during the second week of January! I almost made one of my goals for this year to blog more. Then I thought...who am I kidding? This year could be a bit crazy. We're preparing for crazy, anyway. So instead of making blogging more a goal, I'll just be pleasantly surprised if I record more of our memories here than last year.

December was a complete blur. I know it's that way for everyone. So many activities, dinners, celebrations. Throw in shopping, wrapping, and lots of travel. It flew by for us.

This past year was really special. It wasn't the easiest year, necessarily, but I think we really found our groove as a family. As a couple, Todd and I were intentional about spending time together, but also spending time doing things we love as individuals. He spent time with friends and time on the water in his new kayak. My girlfriends and I started a monthly girls night, I went away on two girls overnight trips and I felt less and less guilty for sneaking away for a cup of coffee or a walk around Target on my own. I'm hoping for much for of that in the year to come.

Last year we made growing in God's Word a priority. BSF changed and challenged us and really set the tone of the conversations in our home. I've loved the She Reads Truth studies and Todd and I feel much more equipped to share God's truths than we have in years past. 

December wrapped up 2014 nicely with time spent with friends and family. A busy, but beautiful month.

I've so enjoyed this Thankful series. On hard days, it's nice to look back and remember all of the good that happens in my life that could be easy to overlook. I thank God for the many blessings in my life, the memories I cling to when life throws curve balls. I'm really excited about 2015 and all that it could bring. Even if it's predictable and uneventful, but resembles 2014 even a little bit, I'll be more than grateful.

Goodbye, 2014. Thanks for being so good to us.