In the spirit of being completely honest, I am so beyond thrilled that this week is over. It has been a crazy one friends. Dr. appointments, being out of food, academic testing, new schedules , making goof ball mistakes and feeling hopelessly behind have been among this weeks finest moments. But it’s the weekend and the weekend means pressing the reset button and pretending none of this ever happened. Right?!
Here are this weeks Friday Five.
This week we took Emily to her first optometrist appointment and came home a little disappointed. We expected to finally have some kind of treatment lined up and possibly order glasses but instead we were told we needed additional testing and a second opinion to be done. So once again we are left waiting on appointments. I know it is all for her good and her best interest but waiting is SO hard.
Russ has pretty much finished building another complete car and I couldn’t possibly be more proud or excited. Last night we even took it for a test drive around the block.
I absolutely can not wait to pack the whole crew in this car and drive it to church.
Soon. Very, very soon.
It has been quite a while since I have shared any of my chalkboard art on the blog.
Here are a few of my recent favorites.
On Monday the #gloriousmotherhood hashtag officially launched.
Let’s get it together mothers. Let’s stop saying our lives are not glorious. Between the messes, mundane, and monotonous we discover the mystery of motherhood. We rejoice in the sweetest surprises waiting for us each day. Glorious motherhood means to live in the ordinary. To find the beauty and redemption in everyday things. From laundry to dishes. Sticky floors and wet diapers. As we celebrate glorious motherhood, we see God’s glory. Together, we can lift up our weary and wonder-filled hearts. The journey of motherhood can feel isolating, so let’s stand up and say together: Good job, momma! You can do this! Motherhood is hard, but oh so glorious! We won’t condemn. We won’t scoff your choices and ideas. Motherhood is glorious in all of its facets. Throughout the week, will you join us here? Snap a picture of your regular, ordinary, motherhood moments and use our hashtag: #gloriousmotherhood. As we scroll through the photos, we will be able to get a glimpse of each other’s glorious moments. The happy smiles. The messy tables. The books with pen marks. The lazy park days. Its all glorious! We’ll be able to see how glorious the ordinary can truly be. Spread the word and encourage one another to find community in our motherhood. Together, we can say: Motherhood is Glorious. Follow the loop to be encouraged! Here’s how it works: 1. Check out my feed @ourprettylittlegirls and follow along if you’re encouraged! 2. Answer the question below. 3. Read through the other comments to chat with other moms and be encouraged. 4. Head to @chaos2peaceblog to continue the loop and follow that IG user. 5. When you post use the hashtag #gloriousmotherhood. This weeks question: Tell me your favorite things about being a mama? My answer: Watching them grow, learn, and all of the hugs.I
You are officially invited to join the fun. We plan to continue these Instagram loops on the first and third Monday of the month. We also would like to invite you to use the hashtag on any photos it applies too.So glad to kiss this crazy week goodbye! Friday picks are on the #blog #TGIF #Friyay #Fridayfive #Highlights Click To Tweet
Have a great weekend!
We’ll see you back here on Monday!