June 15, 2013

messyThis crazy week involved a few deadlines for me, two late work nights for Ben, shingles for Soul, some Spurs wins and losses, and a major craigslist score. There was good crazy and bad crazy all day, every day.

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

Soulie loves her older sisters a lot, but she often doesn’t know how to show that love when they’re around!

If I don’t write a daily to-do list, I don’t get much done.

True graduated her swim level and she moved on up! I’m so glad these girls are learning how to swim properly and pool safety.

This strawberry cream tart looks ah-mazing and I want to make it soon!

Thankful for friends who keep an eye out for things I am looking for on Craigslist. Thanks O

Don’t forget to check out this sponsor and enter in the giveaway!

So happy the BFF is on summer break that means beach trip days are coming! Woot! Woot!

The post about “The Good Mom” my friend (and pastor) PJ shared with me (and a few other gals) was a good reminder that my heart needed. I love this statement he made… “Your “success” as a mom is not measured by your capacity to keep everything in order; it’s determined by your ability to trust that even in the chaos, Jesus is beautiful – and even in the mess, so are you.” It goes on to say, “In the end your kids care far less about how presentable their dinner is and far more about how healthy their mom is.” That is all so true. I definitely struggle with all of that! I easily find my satisfaction and joy in making sure my girls are well-behaved, know responsibility and rules, and have everything neat and tidy and when it isn’t, I’m pretty much all out of sorts. This post reminded of how I really need to readjust my ideas of motherhood and fix my eyes on the cross more.

Wanna know something? We totally buy those microwaveable dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets! And you know what else? They taste good!!!

6 comments on “huzzah!”

  • Emily J says:

    Love your little “confession” at the end… it put a smile on my face! I just got off the phone with my sister and was telling her how crazy the day went… and how my husband just left town today for work for a week. I threw a DiGiorno pizza into the oven for dinner… confusing my oldest who had begged to “help you make the pizza” when I told her what we were having. I”ve got 2 little girls with another on the way in just a few short weeks… standards definitely get lowered. But the 3 of us cleaned the entire pie happily and agreed it sure was tasty!

    • mycakies says:

      You know what? It wasn’t lowered standards at all! It’s called survival! Sometimes a mom’s gotta do, what mom’s gotta do!

  • Jess says:

    this is awesome…i am known to be “that mom” who bands candy and processed foods, and only enjoys making homemade treats, so when i told my husband to bring me butterfinger ice cream(i am 6 months pregnant) and allowed him to also bring home a treat for our 5 year old, the world (of facebook) was shocked when my picture of the day included my daughter eating one of those strawberry shortcake ice cream bars. sometimes its the little things, and i HATE when people get all bend outta shape because i decided to buy my ice cream instead of making it myself. being a momma is exhausting sometimes! we could all use a little break and A LOT of support from other moms, instead of the bashing. xoxo

  • That photograph up there is absolutely beautiful! I want a shelf full of globes!

    Congratulations to True – moving up in swim levels for me was always one of my favourite things! Plus knowing how to swim is such a valuable skill to have.

  • Jessica G. says:

    You totally have me intrigued about your craigslist score. I love me some craigslist and realize you have to patrol it all the time to really get those amazing finds that always seem to go fast.


    so so so in love with this bed!!!

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