Sunday, January 16, 2011

THE most adorable face EVER!

I am EXTREMELY biased, of course, but STILL!!!!!
Just LOOK at those little pearly white teeth *swoon*

Okay, I know that was an inexcusable amount of capitals, but do you know what I got today?
A vacation.
A retreat.
All completely unexpected and unaccounted for!

It started with 10 hours sleep (waking only once to roll over - does that count for waking?)
Followed by two girls and a baby boy joining me in bed for a wee bit.
Then a Chocolate Chip/Walnut Pancake breakfast made and served by Zachary (!)
Here's the thing:  5 children decided to play Lego's upstairs for several hours and
during that time I stayed in my Pajamas;
cuddled number 6 and smothered him in kisses;
read and soaked in every little piece of Romans 9-12...

See why it was such a blissful day?

I forgot the Red Mug!  Full of mocha and topped with whipped cream.  Ahhh..........
After lunch, kiddos paraded up to play at outside at Uncle's,
and babies napped.
Me?   I stayed in my pajamas!  And I worked on Bryce-boy's Christmas stocking.
I prepared Math drills (stapled and hole-punched) for the next couple months.
I had the privilege to talk with my darling girl-friend UNINTERRUPTED!
Made dinner in the quiet stillness.

You know?  I think it was the pajamas and quiet that made it feel like a holiday.
Quiet is so scarce - I can't ever quite hear myself think, let alone read and digest what I just read!

That leads me to another train of thoughts that I'd like to post.
Stay tuned and perhaps I'll remember past tonight.
If we're lucky.

For now I reel from the strangeness of all the quiet I gorged on today.
I feel like a Quiet Glutton! HA!
Well.  All good things have to come to an end, and the quiet left some hours ago
with the return of something even better...

My children.

I am, among women,
rich indeed!


JMB Ranch said...

What beautiful blue eyes!
Sounds like you had an extra special day. You deserve it!


Christabelle said...

Rich, indeed! Sounds like a truly incredible day. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

(PS that picture IS absolutely adorable!)

LC said...

Thanks for sharing such a delightful journey into QUIET.

Shauna said...

I had a bit of quiet myself yesterday. Levi was sick so he and I stayed home from church to spend the morning snuggling and reading Romans! I love how God gives us those unexpected times of refreshment that (for me at least) give renewed perspective and enjoyment of all the blessings He has bestowed!

LindaFaye said...

God is so good to give us just what we need just when we need it. Sounds like you were blessed big time with some peace for your soul. Way to take advantage of it!

Cinnamon said...

Too cute!! Yes, all rich women wear pj's all day :-) hee hee

You day sounded like a true gift. One to soak up and remember. So glad you enjoyed it!

~Cinnamon said...

you are indeed!! cute adorable baby!!