I sold my car. I didn't really mean for it to happen but it did. The Mr. wanted to...me...not so much. I listed it on Craigslist Thursday night (kinda sorta thinking and hoping I wouldn't be successful). It sold Friday morning. Yep. To be contined....
At some point in January The Mr. and I found ourselves in an argument over a phone charger
(Yes, you heard me. . .a phone charger!) and neither of us could just "get over it"!~
Long story short. . . I really found myself in the midst
of the millions of marriage/parenting books
I have read over the years in hopes of helping other people. . .
I know the remedies. . . I just needed a swift reminder.. . for myself!
Priorities. . . God. Husband. Children. Job/Hobbies/Etc.
Easily typed and said. . . more of a challenge to accomplish. . .
Going deeper. . .
Praying for each other.
One thing I am very aware that I do is celebrate birthdays. . . especially the kids. The Mr. ... not so much.
So, in hopes of celebrating him more, I threw him a lovely little dinner party. Even decorated with yellow cheer and hanging lanterns (sorry I didn't light them for you). I invited some of his closest friends from the 188th Fighter Wing, ordered him a lovely chocolate cake and casserole, and filled our home with laughter!
Something we both need to do more together!
The weather has been crisp and cold!
As a matter of fact The Mr. is out now (11:30 PM) working the streets.
They are snow-covered and very slick.
I am blogging, burning my Alpine Meadow Candle, and waiting for him to get home.
In addition to talking about my marriage and the weather, how about some amazing art work!
I finally framed Carson's Shark.
I am in love with it.
I have a stack of art that I hope to frame this year.
I am not sure if I am the only one who "pins" and then. . . out of sight. . . out of mind.
BUT this is one pin that stuck.
Its a miracle!
I believe what I saw was a "You write Me - I Write You".
I started out with that concept and I was writing. . the kids were writing. . . I was writing back. . .and then. . . the kids weren't responding or vise verse. . . I didn't want it to be "chore like". . . so now. . . I am the author.
I jot down simple little things.
Something they said or did.
Somewhere we went.
Or sometimes just how I am feeling at the moment.
If they ever want to pick it up and write they can, but mainly its me.
I don't mind if they read them now or later.
Or much later.
It makes me no difference.
Its just something I want them to have tucked away.
and I am still sharing my Christmas with you! January came in roaring with cold and ice! It hasn't spared us much on the weather side but I hear some warmer temps are soon to arrive.
I honestly forgot to look back to see if I have shared about our Christmas but we did enjoy our family time and friends. I am relishing this down time with my kids. Since football season has been over we have been involved in ZERO activities. Lily has tumbling for an hour on Thursdays but other than that it is quiet around here.
Can I just say this is my first year to mess with this deco-mesh stuff. It is fun! It really adds alot too! Makes up for the missed fluffing and lack of ornaments if that happens to be a problem. This was my kitchen/dining room this year. Next year I think I will move this motif to Carson's room and do something different. Maybe.
Here is my short list of things on my 2014 agenda. . . in no particular order. . . these are just my present thoughts. . .
Hello from Arkansas! My name is Tonia. I am a little country. I am a little city.
I have been married for 14 years. The Mr. is a police officer, and I work at a local Baptist Church. . .funny, huh? Two very different jobs, but together, we are trying to make a difference now and for later. We have 3 children, and you will get to know them real quick! They are my joy! I love God. I love my family. I love my friends. I love the beach.