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.  

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


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. :)

Anonymous 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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