My Daybook: January 7th, 2014

Outside my window…
finally a cooler day to break the intense heat.



I am thankful…

  • for our darling Bella, her safe delivery, that she is in excellent health and most surprisingly of all a girl!  Yes still in shock
  • to have all of our children, all 10, home for Christmas, oh joy:)
  • that our College boy is home still and that our girl will be back soon, she’s currently away on a short trip.

I am thinking…

  • about the needs of our College children, needing their parents’ support no matter their age
  • this is Einstein’s last year at home, contemplating what skills and knowledge we need to impart in the short time we have left
  • beginning thoughts about what our learning goals need to be for 2014

Learning all the time…
about how babies take alot of time, but they sure are beautiful

Celebrating the liturgical year……
um not really celebrating anything, just enjoying our baby and struggling to survive.  We are managing prayers some nights though:)

From the kitchen…
I made a banana cake yesterday with my new kitchen aid mixer



I am creating…
memories, lots of baby memories

I am working on…
deep cleaning my house, reclaiming it after the pregnancy months.

I am going…
hopefully no where.  Einstein has work this afternoon but Carpenter is happy to take him in AND do the library run and the green grocery shop.  LOVE my boy young man!

I am hoping…
to finalise plans today for Bella’s baptism, hoping it will be soon

I am praying…

  • for the needs of our children
  • for a friend’s ‘small’ intention and another’s dearest wish
  • for charity and graciousness 
  • in thanksgiving: for Bella’s birth, for God’s Grace regards a special intention

I am pondering….
really should be pondering plans for the new school year.  Maybe tomorrow or the next day…

I am reading…
various Biggles books, light reading but all my mind seems to cope with at present

I am listening to……
hopefully IEW’s 12 Days of Christmas downloads soon. Just need to ask one of the teens to show me how to transfer to PC’s MP3

I am hearing…
Children talking as they clean up, wooden blocks thumping into the bucket

I am struggling…
To adjust to how much ‘less I achieve’, it’s taken me two days to deep clean my kitchen due to baby interruptions.  Yet as PC reminds me I’m ‘achieving’ so much more, a happy baby most importantly. Love that man:)

Clicking around…
sitting around a lot, as next to being feed Bella loves being held, so I’ve had a chance to discover a few new blogs. Have uploaded some, I might do a blog introduction post or two

Around the house…
basics, survival mode here

One of my favorite things…
improving my photography and baby photo shoots

A few plans for this week…

  • Baby health nurse’s home visit
  • Nursing sick children back to health 

A little peek at my day…
Baby timetable here: feeding, nursing, changing, washing machine date, perhaps a moment to clean or time with other children and then feeding, nursing etc all over again

Linking up with Jenny at Plain Grace

6 thoughts on “My Daybook: January 7th, 2014

  • January 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm
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    Bella is truly a doll, and it must be so nice to have all your children together at once. I know that I will get so much joy from that one day (once they leave!!)

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  • January 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm
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    All 10 of your children at home for Christmas…what a blessing! Congrats on your newest addition! She is beautiful!

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  • January 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm
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    Lovely baby! Ah, the blessings and joys of a large family!

    I hope you get enough sleep, mom…

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  • January 8, 2014 at 8:43 pm
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    Love the pics of your altar boys!

    Sounds like a lovely, wonderful, family Christmas time.

    Loving all the pictures of your scrumptious baby girl!

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  • January 9, 2014 at 5:21 am
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    Oh, the baby timetable, such a sweet and yet very exhausting time. God bless you sister.

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  • January 24, 2014 at 7:31 am
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    Friends
    Thank you for sharing our joy:) We are loving this time and yes so blessed to have all of our children home over Christmas and beyond.

    Jenn
    I just love that pic, wish I'd taken some of the older boys when younger, though I do have one from every year when they've served for the Bishop from about age 10, once a year gig.

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