Friday, March 30, 2012

Treasure the Ordinary - Project 365 is Alive!!!

Project 365 is still alive!!!

I know you probably don't care, but I really am committed to this project, and I'm excited to get caught up - this time posting a full two-weeks worth of pictures.  I wasn't sure what to title these two weeks but I settled on Treasuring the Ordinary because that really is what this project is all about.

From March Madness to the dawning of spring weather we have been living each moment fully (perhaps too fully I feel sometimes)...but that is what life is like sometimes - riding the waves as I like to call it...some weeks are crazy busy while others leave you a bit more space to breathe.

I'm just trying my best in the midst of those wave riding weeks to keep my head above water and keep my eyes open for the ordinary moments that somehow (by His grace) turn into the extraordinary.

Here are a few of those extraordinary moments I'd like to share with you.
Day 118 - It's been March Madness around our house!  Especially anytime that North Carolina is playing - notice my hubby with Selah's NC blanket over his shoulder - he has discovered great joy in swinging it both with joy and in heartache.  It was a sad moment in our home this last week when one of their stars broke his wrist & then again when they were eliminated from the tournament.

Day 119 - Selah loves sidewalk chalk.  And she especially loves for me to draw her pictures!
Day 120 - As I mentioned in a previous post, my laptop died a couple of weeks ago and I've been debating on what to get.  After quite a bit of debate and research, Josh and I decided to take the leap and move me from the PC world to a MAC....and can I tell you that I love it!  Seriously, I love it.

Day 121 - A little fact about Josh you may not know...he is a CPA.  He doesn't practice accounting, but he has his license (studied super hard to pass that test)...and as a result he always does our taxes (and several other people's as well).  So, he finally sat down to do our taxes on this evening and was in deep thought when I snapped the pic of the day.

Day 122 - We felt like we needed a little Papa and Gigi time so we took dinner over to my parent's house and just hung out.  We watched March Madness together and Selah asked her Papa to draw some pictures for her.  He is the greatest artist in her mind...and tonight he grew in esteem as he drew all of the Yo Gabba Gabba characters for her.  She was quite impressed!

Day 123 - I decided that today would be a good day to clean out Selah's clothes (we are blessed with a plethora of hand-me-downs) and get ready for this next season as well as the new baby.  What I was  not expecting was how Selah wanted to "help" me in this process.  So, here we are (notice the pile of clothes on the floor - they were stacked neatly in the chair until Selah decided she needed to sit and read).

Day 124 - Have you been loving the weather?  We most definitely have enjoyed and spent as much time outdoors as possible.  Selah took sometime to pick flowers (I think they were weeds) but it was precious none the less.
Day 125 - Selah has been begging for months to go "wimmin" - this would be swimming in Selah speak.  So, imagine her delight when Josh filled up our little plastic pool and let her splash to her heart's content.

Day 126 - This is me at 5:45pm.  You see I had jury duty on Monday and assumed that they wouldn't choose the pregnant girl...well, I was wrong.  And in truth it was an interesting experience for me (I've always wondered what it would be like to serve on a jury)...but here I am after hours of waiting, answering questions, and then listening to testimony for a few hours...and my day was not over.  It was my first night to teach a Teaching & Preaching course and I was cramming for it (you see, I'd really thought that morning that I'd be back at my office at least by lunch time).  That was not the case, and I think my face let's you know how I was feeling.

Day 127 - Can you tell my kid loves to have her hair dried?  And she especially loves for the warm air to blow in her face.  Don't worry, it was on low...

Day 128 - I wanted to capture this moment because Josh gave Selah one of his ties on Wednesday morning.  He took her to school for me and I assumed that he would remove the tie as he dropped her off.  This was not the case.  In fact, her teacher informed me that Selah proudly wore her tie until they were on the playground and the teachers feared strangulation.  So, it was removed at that time, but once we got home she promptly found the tie in her bag and preceded to wear it for the remainder of the day.

Day 129 - I have a small group that meets in my house on Thursday mornings - it's a group of new mommies and we just encourage one another, talk about our babies and pray together.  I took a quick pic on my iPhone, so let me introduce you to Aarden & Natalie in the background & Jessica with her twins Zoe & Ellie.  Selah calls this time "The Babies Comin" and she wanted her picture with these adorable little ones!

Day 130 - This was today!!!  And wonder of wonders, I actually went shopping with my most favorite gals - my mom & sisters.  We all shared a babysitter (thanks Annie for refereeing our 5 girls) and we took a few hours to go Easter shopping & of course eat!  I don't remember the last time we spent time together like this, and I love that we still all love to get new Easter outfits.  So thankful I have built-in friends in the form on my family!

I hope you are able to treasure your ordinary this next week!  If you are capturing your days in pictures via Project 365, please link up below!  And it's never too late to start!  Would you consider joining us this next week?


Lindsey V said...

Yay! Welcome to the Mac world! I am glad you are enjoying it. I love mine!

I love the picture of Selah in the water...what an amazing action capture with the splashes and everything!

I enjoy seeing your life through these pics...

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