Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bullet Points

Thoughts for today.....

*We went on a picnic last weekend (I LOVE PICNICS!) and it was the sweetest time ever.  Precious time with my husband and Eleanor.  And gorgeous weather too. 

*I have a 4 month old! What? Every single day with E is a blessing.  I knew I wanted to be a mother, but I never knew how incredible it would be.  I thank God everyday that He gave Eleanor to us.

*Since I'm at home during the day several days a week....I have discovered daytime tv. ha! I don't really care for much tv, but I am loving Dr. Oz. hahah! Anyone?  I have started implenting some of his healthy eating guidelines.  

*I look forward to coffee everyday.  Sometimes when I'm going to bed, I'm thinking about the coffee I get to have when I wake up.  It's the little things. 

*Speaking of coffee:  the Keurig has changed our coffee life.  Insanely awesome!

*Everyday is truly a lesson in worry for me.  I have mentioned it before, but it is something I continually have to keep myself in check about.  I really like the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up."  I remind myself to just talk to the Lord when worry hits.  This is just really relevant in my life right now, so I'm sharing! :) 

*Tim and I are looking forward to football season sooooo much! Yep, I just said that. He has totally turned me into a sports enjoyer.  (not a word, but i'm not a sports lover.)  We love fall mornings....here is a scenario: wake up to coffee and the windows open, turn on college game-day, enjoy breakfast together, pumpkin candle burning, and best of all...Eleanor is with us this year!  You better believe she will be in her Mizzou Tiger wear.  

*Finally......
Look who's sleeping in her crib like a big girl! Yep, we made the transition from bassinet to crib a few days before her 4 month birthday.  She made the transition flawlessly.  Which I am super duper jazzed about!  She has been sleeping very soundly.  And I must say, all of us are sleeping soundly! yay for peanut!  I did cry the first night.  Well, because change is hard for this mama.  But it's all good now!  

*Next up....begin the process of unswaddling.  One step at a time!

Have a blessed day everyone!  
Lots of love from the Shepard Fam! :) xo

7 comments:

Brittney Galloway said...

I love the picture of sweet Eleanor! And your description of a Fall football morning sounds perfect to me too!

Stephanie said...

Family picnics are the best aren't they?? I think you are in the wrong town to be sportin' your Mizzou gear. :)

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

That is just the sweetest picture of Eleanor sleeping! They are precious asleep. We made the transition at exactly the same time. I think I might be able to do it earlier with the second baby :)

Beth Ann said...

I read recently that worry isn't necessarily a bad thing IF you use it as a catalyst to immediately turn to God. Sounds like that's what you're doing! :) You are a great mommy! H has a couple of Missouri onesies. My dad is from Missouri. :)

Michelle (michabella) said...

OMG! She is so cute!!! 4 months, already?! They grow so fast!!!! And um I feel ya on the coffee. Hubby and I just got a Kuerig! AWESOMENESS!

Lauren said...

she looks so sweet! I've been thinking about a family picnic now that it's gotten so much cooler outside...I think we need to plan one pronto!

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