Linking up with Kelly and T'ing G It's F.
We've had a head cold and cough passing through the house this week. I think all of the kids have been hit, some more than others, but so far Phil and I are still standing. I've found through the years that the kids get something, we take care of them, and then we get it once they're better. It's a very practical, if not depressing turn of events. Mary's been through the sickies lately too.
Speaking of kids, one of mine told me that when he grows up he wants to have children, but definitely not seven. It made me sad that he feels this way, although I do not believe everyone should have a big family (or a small family!), and that God uses our personalities, temperaments, and talents as He sees fit. I just was sad that maybe he feels like his life, being one of seven kids, is not making him content. That maybe the negatives that come with so many kids are outweighing the benefits in his mind. Or maybe it's just a lack of maturity and he will appreciate it more as he gets older. Jenny sure does.
We are planing for Halloween and All Saints Day, because why stress over one day of dress-up when you can have two.days.back.to.back? Oh be still my beating heart! This weekend I am going to have all the kids get dressed in both costumes so we have enough time to make sure we get whatever accessories/makeup/missing pieces we need. As always, there are great saints costumes ideas here and here for girls and here for boys.
Gosh I am depressing myself with these quick takes. How about something happy (like this twin gender reveal)? One of my coworkers, upon hearing my idea for an easy family Halloween costume, offered to do the crafting part of it for me. How sweet some people are to those of us with less talent, time and treasure. Oh something else that made my day! I checked our paypal account and realized that I had $101 in there for somethings I had sold on eBay in the past. It almost covered the cost of getting Xander's tooth pulled. God is so good. Kallah writes about her small miracle over here.
I have discovered a new work perk! My favorite work perk is that we have a beautiful chapel right near my office where I can stop in and say hi to Jesus in the Tabernacle anytime I want. There's also morning Mass or morning prayer every day so I can start off each day properly. #blessed But the new perk is that I can order books through our school's library system online, and they get dropped off right at the school and then delivered to my office by our librarian! How cool is that! No more excuses for not reading as much, right Sarah? Hit me up with your book recs....keep in mind I have grown from a girl obsessed with fiction to a woman who likes interesting nonfiction, think documentary style. If I can learn something new at my old age, I'm all ears.
I want to get my hair cut like this. The only problem is, when I get my hair cut like Reese, my face still looks like Colleen. (I wouldn't mind looking like Beth after her last cut - so cute!)
Dwija wrote about a gardening lesson that echoes out to every area in our lives, and Katrina wrote about the name of her new baby girl. I loved them both. Maybe they'll come back to blogging FT, and we can get some more of the good old bloggers writing again. I think Instagram stole the bloggers away, which I understand. It's so easy to post a quick photo than to sit and write, but I still miss all my blogging buddies words of wisdom, cuz y'all know you ain't getting those here.
Have a great weekend everybody! I'm thinking I'll bake some more scones with my leftover ricotta. We are starting basketball practices in addition to all the soccer practices and games. Send chocolate and an Uber ;)