I'm often stuck in "Kristin Land" or even the "Sellars' family bubble"
where all I can think about are my needs (or wants) and my families concerns.
It's been a problem for well...forever, but it has really showed it's ugly head since I have had kids.
Because if it were up to me I would almost always put myself first.
And every time I get woken up at 3:00 in the morning (or let's be honest even 5:00 in the morning) or don't get to eat my food until it's cold (which is more often than not these days) I realize my "me" problem.
And then I watch something likethis or this and get brought back to reality.
Suddenly figuring out how I'm going to sew a million bibs for my boutique on Saturday or deciding what I'm going to buy my kids for Christmas this year doesn't seem so important.
Life. isn't. all. about. me.
or my family.
It's all about Jesus.
Jesus ransomed me from death and hell,
adopted me as His own, sent the Holy Spirit to dwell inside me
and promises eternal life to me (and all those who repent and believe in Him!).
He alone is worthy of this little life.
And because He is so so good and gracious and merciful to me
all I want to do is live it for Him.
And yet I forget.
The "me" monster rears it's ugly head and I have to remind myself of the truth again and again and again.
It's such a constant battle, but one that's so worth the fight
Pretty soon it's going to be Thanksgiving and then Mackenzie's birthday and then Christmas.
The holiday season is pure craziness but busy in the best possible way...doing lots of fun holiday things.
Here is a peek at our week through the lens of my camera phone.
Hope you guys had a great week too!
Little man got a much needed hair cut.
The hubby surprised me and the kids by coming home early with Starbucks in tow one night.
I like those kind of surprises.
Wesley is my little shadow.
He watches me put on my makeup and helps me get ready each morning.
And while I get ready he puts on his chap stick.
And 50 million other times during the day he puts on more of his chap stick.
The other day (while I was not looking) he decided chap stick was too boring so he tried out a little mascara instead.
I had a little at home photo shoot with my big
6 month old girl!
Does anyone else kids eat the entire apple (core, seeds, etc.) except for the stem
because Wesley does.
Maybe it's a boy thing.
Another reason I love Trader Joes...
they have kids carts and brussels sprouts on the stalk.
I didn't even know brussels sprouts grew on a stalk but thanks to Trader Joes I do now.
We made some leaf rubbings
inspired by Special Agent Oso.
Wesley turned into a real life Mr. Potato Head.
My husband organized all of our DVD's alphabetically and put them into CD cases so we could cut down on storage space.
Yes...he's a little OCD.
The kids and I had a fun night at the Spectrum while Daddy was at a late meeting.
I can't tell you how many times I got stopped by people to ask,
"How far apart are your kids?"
"Wow, you have your hands full"
"You are a busy Mom"
"So you guys are done having kids right"
"They are so cute"
etc., etc., etc.
This picture is so funny because Wesley is holding Mackenzie's favorite blanket and sucking his finger like she does even though he's not a blanket or finger sucking boy. He just wants to be exactly like his big sister.
I got my hair cut last night and picked out our outfits
for our family pictures tonight!
Wish us a night full of fun and happy smiles and free of meltdowns :)