Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blogging on the Go

 I am in my van sitting outside my sons school, waiting to pick him up. It is a rainy rainy day here in the Northwest! We had so much snow last week, that it is still gracing many lawns and planters, resisting the rains best efforts to wash it away. Eventually it will have to succumb though. In the meantime, I am so thankful for our snow week this year!!

Today I have been thinking about how I can use pregnancy nausea and my health issues as a personal challenge to step up my mothering. For me, this is about loving and disciplining my children well. Not giving up during a time of difficulty. As for the challenge of household duties, we have hired a friend from church to help out around the house. This was before we became pregnant with this little one, because of my inflammatory arthritis and health issues. Some days (ok most, but that sounds like whining) the repetitive motions of folding laundry and doing dishes aggravate my joints in my hands, fingers, and elbows, making them hurt worse and become stiffer. I also become exhausted after a normal round of chores. I am choosing to save my energy for loving on my family, and keeping myself mentally afloat by not getting to the physical breaking point. 

Enough about that though! God gives us the grace we need each day. My choice is to just "survive" or to live with passion! I choose number two!

-just megs

Monday, January 23, 2012


Hello friends! I am afraid I am still having slight issues blogging from my iPad, so this might be a visually uninteresting blog.


But, there are exciting WORDS to share! We are blessed to be pregnant again, and are due in the middle of September. We will go in next Tuesday, the 31st, for an ultrasound to check on this little life and look for the heartbeat. We had two losses in the past, so this is the norm for us to go in early. I am 6 weeks and 2 days along today. Baby should be the size of a green pea!


Surprisingly, the nausea has already set in strong the past few days, usually it does this closer to 8 weeks. And tho it is hard to stay chipper and patient, it is an encouragement to my heart that things should be going well.


This will be my first pregnancy completely gluten free, and dealing with an inflammatory arthritis that pretty much affects my whole body, including my spine. With three little ones here at home, I pray the Lord will make me strong, give me patience, and help me to continue mothering well!! I am going to need to step up my game, and it is only by the grace of God that I can accomplish this!


I am thrilled I have been able to work on my art some, and look forward to sharing photos with you.


Until then, be blessed!


-just megs

Thursday, January 19, 2012

rockin vintage italian leather boots...

and they are on their way to my house! thank you etsy.com. i heart you.

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