Stopping to Smell the Roses

This past week has been such a whirlwind for me….and M too! I’m really trying to slow down just a little bit and remember to be thankful for those little moments that make me smile….(and also pray for patience!! I’m ready for a niece or nephew to arrive safely!!!!)

1. A husband and puppy who are happy to see me when I get home every night 🙂
2. Some fresh eggs that my mother-in-law dropped off earlier this week….tested out a delicious recipe with these….

IMG_10773. Completed registration for a mandatory writing exam following a mini meltdown over the weekend.

4. Two sisters who….


always help me keep things in perspective and amaze me every day with her wisdom (even though she’s just the middle sister 😉 )

IMG_0657and this one, who makes me laugh out loud in public places probably 2 times a week and also surprises me with her wisdom at the tender age of 17 and 3/4 going on 35.

5. This.


I’m discovering that it’s really really really important to take a minute, say a prayer, and take a deep breath before continuing with a hectic schedule.

Try it.






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