Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thankful Tuesday

Ok so if I can remember, I am going to post something I love or am thankful for every Tuesday and once I can figure out how to do a linky I will set up so you you can do it as well . I have so many blessings around and I think this will help me see them more. I did this picture with the red stamp iPhone app. Which I got from the stafford stories.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Review Oppurtunity.

If you are interested.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sweet boy

On Friday my nephew Lochlan was born! I live far away from my sister so I just had phone calls and texting to keep me updated. Finally, he arrived and sadly I will not be able to see him until June, but there will be a lot skyping! Welcome to the world sweet boy! 7.2 and 20 inches long.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Instafrifay

I am linking up with jeanette for another instafriday. I decided to to the feb photo challenge for my pics . I did not take a whole lot of pics this week. I usually use instagram for the daily photo challenge. Follow me @coleyclark30 if you want to pics daily.

Day 19 something I hate to do I hate laundry . Clothes might hang out in the dryer for awhile.
Day 20 handwriting. The card was the last thing that my father in law wrote to us before passing away. It was our wedding card.:(
Day 21 favorite portrait of myself
Day 22 where I work. I work from home and teach preschool.

I added this picture in because I really wished that vaccum cleaner worked.i I live that she wants to be such a helper.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Expectations

Wow,

I am pretty behind in posting. It has been a crazy week! I feel like I am always saying that though which brings me to my thought.

I was just thinking some random thoughts and one of them is have you ever felt like when you go out with your kids, you never seem to have it all together? I look at the moms around me and wonder how they keep it together and how they look like they are never stressed and their kids are well behaved and not acting up.
When I go out I always pray my kids will act like the best children, when in fact, I am waiting for one of them to scream, cry , run or just something. I am always looking for those women(and men) who give you looks of , gosh lady, get your kids together and it would make me want to say something not nice and sometimes I want to say, they are not mine and I am babysitting,but then I feel guilty for even thinking that .
On the other side, I find myself thinking the same thing about a mom who will not discipline her child or I cannot believe her child looks likes that, but yet she looks fabulous. How many times is she going to say that to him when it is apparent he is not listening .

After realizing I was worried about the things that I was thinking myself about someone else, I decided I needed to be more understanding and not worry about what people are thinking or looking at moms and wondering how they seem so perfect and accept the fact that my kids are kids and they are not perfect. Yes, there will be moments where I just want to hide or leave my cart full of groceries because I need to leave out of embarrassment and then get in the car and cry,but one day they will not need me and I will miss the imperfections or the hairy situations that occur and accept the fact that I am doing the best that I can do and be happy with the time I have with my children. I will just look forward,keep my head up high and not look at anyone and just smile and be happy and give grace at the same time as I am needing it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Insta Friday

We had a snow day on Monday and Kaelis loved it. I was not sure how she was going to like,but after a few mins she stayed outside for 2 hours. What a trooper
I am linking up with Jeanette for instafriday pics.
I had to take this picture so fast because Kaelis was ready to go
valentine treat for school parties
Saturday Helpers
Everytime I do my bible study, Cadence is always doing her "study". I love it
Snow Angels
For Valentines day  for my husband I put 12 balloons up in our bedroom and attached a note to each of them with things I loved about him. Of course I got it from Pinterest.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Snow day

We had our first snow day of the year . We had so much fun playing in the snow. This was Kaelis's first snow that she was able to enjoy and she loved it. I love out the blue snowdays> Sleep in, do not have to be up and ready for the day. Can hang out in pjs all day if we want to and just sunggle.


kaelis waving to our neighbor Carter.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Show us your life working mom style

Hey all,
I am linking up with Kelly"s Korner for Show us your life.
  I am Nicole  and I work full time from home. I have to be honest and say that for years I struggled with having to work,but I know this is for the Glory of God and this is what is best for my family. I run a preschool out of my house. When my first child was born, I was a director of a daycare and he was able to go to work with me,but it was just long hours and not for me. I then decided to watch children, giving me the ablity to stay home and still have that income. I enjoy my job and the extra income allows us to eat out more, go on vacations, and just have the extra's to do whatever. My job can be very challenging at times,but what job isn't? Right?  It can be hard to have extra kids in my home somedays,but I am home with my kiddos. When they are sick, I do not have to take a sick day and I have naptime to do things with my 2 that are home and catch up on things around the home.
   Even though I am home, I am in my basement most days and do  not come upstairs until naptime.
                * I do a load a laundry a day, otherwise I will be knee deep in laundry. I put a load in the morning before going downstairs and then at naptime I put in the dryer and put it away if time allows. I have my 2 older children put away their own laundry. It may not be up to my standards,but heck it is done!
                * I run the dishwasher at night and while the kids are eating breakfast I unload it.
                 * I have to add in that I get up early to run and have some me time, and I usually eat before the kids get up, so that I have time to do other things while they eat.
                 * I pick the kids clothes out and get everything ready the night before so once my daycare kids come, things are not stressed and I am ready to focus on work.

                 * I use naptime to tidy up and snuggle with my 2 girls before the other kids get up.

  Those are just a few things that help me and free up some time in the evenings to enjoy just with my kiddos and hubby. I am blessed to have a job and I am my own boss and allows me to be home. I may not be able to have playdates during the day, or attend Mops( I attend a evening one though) or attend storytime at the library, etc... but I am ok with that.
     I look forward to reading others and maybe get some hints from you.

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Happy Friday

Instafriday

I tried to get better with picture taking. We had a semi busy week, so I tried to remember to take pics.
super hero and football player and star wars all  in one.
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Big Girl coloring
we did a project with all these colors
Football player wanabe
Thanks to pinterest, valentines are finished
my goofy girl waiting for her brother at the bus stop
tedious work, peeling crayons
love it> my son loves stars wars and his favorite super hero is the hulk. I have to find this to hang up in his room.
waiting for brother
Friday hangout, watching American Idol
Phone wallpaper, love chevron
Cadence's valentines finished
I am linking up with Jeanette at Life rearranged for InstaFriday.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feb photo challenge

I decided I am going to post day 6-9 of photo a day

Day 6 I forgot to take a picture of our dinner and did not what I was cooking so I decided to take a pic of the word Dinner

Day 7. Button. That day my lovelies were pushing my buttons.

Day 8 it has been cloudy here for the last few days so I took a pick of my ray of sunshine that day

Day 9. Front Door. Nothing real fancy , but I am proud of my homemade wreath.

Electric

More and more I am seeing this. I guess your promised a close spot always.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Little Penelope Lane

Got this one

and this one for V day

 and these for Kaelis who will not keep anything on her head.
I wanted to introduce you to one of my new favorite things. I just ordered some cute hair wraps and clips for my girls. Little Penelope Lane is a great blog and she has a Shop with a ton of cute hair wraps and clips. When you get a second, head over to her shop and check things out. There could possibly be a giveaway in the near future! I love reading her blog and getting to know her. Pop on over and say hi to Sarah.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Photo a day challenge

I am going to try and complete this. I am starting on

Day 3 Hands

InstaFriday

 I am linking up with Jeanette for instaFriday.

Happy Friday.

I am getting better on snaping pictures more so I have more to post on Fridays!