Wednesday, December 25, 2013

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

 Wishing your family a Merry Christmas, filled with peace and love.

Many Blessings,
The Fedell's

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Today I Choose

 Real life photo: convincing Colin to take pictures. I was not successful.

Today I Choose:

~To tickle and kiss my 3 yr old instead of folding that load of laundry.

~ To play on the bed with him instead of rush out the door, trying get groceries before Kindergarten pick up.

~ To feed them pasta and applesauce packets because I have not one single fresh item in my house.

~ To talk with a friend and listen instead of multitask.

~To {try} not stress out at the mess that is my house.

~ To not look at our savings account and freak out, instead be joyful that we sold our house.

~To be at peace with life, even when it is not going in the direction I think it should.

~ To {try} to enjoy the little daily things that make up life, glamorous or not.

~ To not compare my life through the rose-tinted, instagram -filtered life of others.

~ To be joyful in all things, faithful in the little things and intentional with my actions.

Some days you just need to choose your attitude, regardless of the circumstances of the day.

Today was one of those days.

Give thanks in All circumstance; for this is God's will for you, in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thankful this Thursday

I know that last Thursday was the big culmination of all thing thankful and giving and so forth, and that I failed to post a single thing I was thankful for during the month of November, but it does not mean that I was not thinking and dwelling on all the many blessings of my life.

I do love Thanksgiving and the great meanings and feelings it verbalizes, but I also think that a thankful heart should carry you through your days, no matter what time of the year it is.

So, on this cold, December day, I am oh, so thankful for:

This little lady, who is sleeping on my shoulder while I type this. She snuggles right down, with her little cheek next to mine, making it perfect distance to either to rub my face on her baby skin or kiss that chubby little cheek. She is a happy baby, free with her smiles to anyone that will talk to her. She is a champion sleeper, giving her momma 6-8 hrs stretches at night, followed by another 3-4 hrs. This kind of sleeping pattern did not happen with her brothers till they were well into the 6 month. Pure sweetness she is.

Oh, Colin. This boy. He steals my heart. Sweet and loving, passionate and protective. He gives me a run for my money every day, but somehow makes me love him even more. He is having a hard time adjusting to the move, his brother being in school and a new sister. He feels things with 100% of his emotions, which leads to fiery displays as well as heart melting ones.  He also has the best eyelashes I have ever seen that showcase a killer pair of baby blue. Watch out, ladies.

This little dude, who is quickly becoming much too big for my liking. Jack is the classic first-born, oldest brother. He loves to kiss his sister and get her to smile and he likes to make his younger brother play with him while telling him exactly what to say and how to play. He is quick to apologize and adores adores his daddy. He is also becoming the quiet but popular leader at school, just like his daddy. The kids all want to hug him good bye and cheer when he gets to stay for recess and pizza day. I am glad they like him, cause I sure do. I will always love him, but it sure is nice when you really like your kid and enjoy his company and conversations as well.

 This guy, who holds babies and buttons buttons and wipes booties. Our not so neat and tidy life together is pretty perfect because of this man. He is giving and kind and the best daddy I have ever seen. The boys are besides themselves waiting for him to come home from work and never, ever want the weekend to end. We have had a rough year in some aspects, but he has remained faithful in all things. And he puts up with my desires to get some pictures, even though no child would do as we asked and everyone was hungry.

I am also SO thankful that after a failed first buyer on our VA house, we are finally under contract and scheduled to close next week. The day those papers are signed a thousand pounds will be lifted from our shoulders!

 Also, I am thankful for these:
Boots.   Because sometimes it is nice to just be happy about the little things. So, happy birthday money, birthday gift cards and black Friday sale to me!

What are you thankful for today?