“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:34 NLT
[To quote the plumber: “You have a much bigger problem than you think”. The pipes under the house are busted in three different places. Sooooooooo, Adam gets to dig up the pipes to be replaced. 2016 was the year of the crawl space at Casa de Cook.]
[MY BABY WAS WEARING A FLANNEL SHIRT!!!!!!!! 😍 x 10000]
Adventures in Homeownership Update: Adam and his brother made excellent progress on our moat. I believe we’ll have to get the sharks for it come springtime.
[All jokes aside, they really did make great progress today. They finally found the sewer pipe at the end of the day, so tomorrow’s work will be much more efficient. And prayerfully the plumber can make it tomorrow as well!]
[Many of my past DD have prepared me to have a good attitude through this adventure. It’s nice to feel relatively relaxed… Can’t be too chill with a teething baby on your hands!]
Today was an adventure in homeownership. Tomorrow will be even more so. At some point I’ll get to the pretty parts of owning my home, but right now it’s time to dig a big ditch! It’s is what it is and we’ll take it as it comes.
[Btw, Victor looks ADORABLE in his overalls.]
Celebration looks different for different people. It’s not so much how it’s expressed, but what is the purpose of the celebration. Maybe you opened gifts today, or maybe you worked, maybe today was all about cooking and cleaning, or maybe you were just hanging out… no matter what you were doing today I pray it was with the love, joy, peace, and hope of the season. Celebrate!
[Our home is now part of this magical Christmas wonderland of the season: WE HAVE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OUTSIDE!!!! Thanks for putting these up for us, Adam!]
More rest, more cuddles with my baby, more Christmas gift wrapping, and more laundry. Such is the day in the life of an icky feeling mom.
[You can sorta see his two little teeth in this picture I took this morning!!! Victor has been pretty amazing while I haven’t been feeling well; A++ job, Victor E.]
Rest. Ask for help if you need it. Be flexible.
[Remember that time Spongbob got the suds??? Yeah, that was me today. No idea where this has come from, but thank God for Adam being home. Feeling 30% better, but still pretty miserable. Gonna keep trying to rest…]
I’ve been having some feels lately and they’ve got me thinking. It would be a lie if I said most my thoughts were positive, or encouraging, instead I’ve been really hard on myself. Probably being extra introspective because it’s the end of the year and I’m looking into the new year… This week I had several reminders not to compare myself to others, which I haven’t done very well lately. I think it’s time to be more intentional about speaking love to Caitlin. To give Caitlin more grace. To give Caitlin some space.
[Listen, Andrew and Heather, this little girl is amazing. Good job you two! Thanks for the mini hang session this week!]
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… I broke one bulb, decorated four gifts, sorted the other Christmas gifts, and prepared some Christmas cards for the mail. Holiday season is in full swing now!
[For those of you who weren’t around for our apartment living days, meet circle tree! We didn’t really have a space back then for a Christmas tree, so I bought this wreath and decorated it. However, when we moved into the house there was a nice tree in the shed, but this year we wanted to save some more space. We’re not quite done with making Casa de Cook festive as all get out, but this is a start.]
[Sometimes your investments look like stocks and bonds. Other times your investments look like food, games, Christmas music, and a house full of youth kids.]
Pro Tip: Actually get out of your house and invest in yourself.
[Impromptu bestie hangs with my girl Heather tonight. First time we’ve gotten together sans babies since we had them!😳 We’ll do it again sometime…hopefully. 😄]