Monday, January 10, 2011


The last few days I have felt so blessed. My life is far from perfect. I am occasionally an impatient mother, a preoccupied wife, and a demanding teacher. I think we all have days where we feel stretched thin. While our human nature tends to brings out the worst in us, knowing that, as a Christian, the Holy Spirit dwells within me, I am able to see with my heavenly eyes just how many blessing I have. I am blessed to have a career during this "Great Recession", blessed to have a husband who views me as a teammate in this adventure called parenting, and blessed to have a child who is physically healthy and innocently happy.

While our problems are never too small for God, and He longs to hear from us about all matters, be sure to approach His alter with a heart full of Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be grateful for!

Harbor is still playing and entertaining himself with the puzzles from the library. I'm so glad to have the library as a resource. I really prefer the wooden puzzles- they are nice and sturdy, but brands like "Melissa & Doug" can be really pricey. The library is a fun place to "test" them all out before we decide to make a permanent purchase.
This morning and tonight, currently, we are experiencing a bout of winter weather. While many schools cancelled today, we attended, but ran snow routes. I had smaller classes and was able to use my time wisely in working to intervene with some of our more difficult SLE's(student learning expectations.) David drove me to work and picked me up, which was a nice change. Today really ended up being a nice day, but I too daydreamed out the window a bit, trying to glimpse the pretty white stuff.

Before dinner tonight with my parents, Harbor expressed interest in the laptop. We occasionally let him watch educational clips and his favorite is to watch videos of himself. He will point at his chest and say, "Har, Har!" Tonight, he listened to the Itsby Bitsy Spider among other things. Oh, technology! When I was a kid, I had to wait weeks to even see pictures that my mom had taken of me. It was called film. It makes me feel a little old, but even my wedding pictures were taken with film. I got married before digital cameras were popular. Gosh. I'll be married a decade in just a few months. Harbor's experience of technology is going to be so different than mine.

Have a great week!


  1. I am sorry you weren't off yesterday. You certainly have a great attitude about it. Hope you have a great day today.

  2. That is so great that your library has puzzles! Andrew is not very interested in them yet, but that is so great that Harbor likes them! Andrew LOVES the computer and I secretly hoping he will be the next Bill Gates!

  3. I am sorry you had to work. I had a snow day on Monday. It was really nice staying home. Harbor looks so cute working on the laptop.

  4. there are some great "kid size" headphones you can get just for H. They have animals and such and are made just for their little heads and hands. We order ours at the preschool from a place called constructive playthings.