Adversity comes in all shapes & sizes I've found. Why is it one day I can handle the same exact piece of adversity with ease & grace and then the next like a total train wreck? When I read the following I had a change of perspective.
"Live in Thanksgiving daily,regardless of adversity. If we will consider the blessings we have, we will forget some of our worries."-Elder Wirthlin
Some kid that lives in my home has completely adapted the "do opposite of what Mom tells them to do policy". Perhaps some have heard of this policy around their very own homes. Yesterday she took that very same policy out of the home & into preschool. Apparently her teacher told her to stop inking herself up with the rubber stamps only to turn around and find that she had decorated her whole body from head to toe after she told her not to. This little bout of adversity is only a mere ounce when weighed on the adversity scale but still she is testing my patience big time. Then the above quote flashed through my brain & I thought about how that very same preschool teacher also said how much she loved my little girl because she is a ball full of energy and lit up a room whenever she came in. "That's it" I thought, no more worrying that this little stage of hers will be here forever. I am going to give thanks for her right this very second for all of the reasons she blesses our home. She really is quite a joy. I never knew how much a four year old could make me laugh. Have I ever mentioned that day Bacca came over and was teasing her & she responded by saying, "easy big fellow". Easy big fellow, really? Yes true story & I guess his 6 ft. 5 in. frame isn't very petite. Anyway I've thought about her strengths and how she is friends with everybody & is so welcoming and has already developed into quite the hostess.
The above baggy may look like any old ordinary baggy full of random snacks but to me it is so much more. Little sister filled it up so that she could give it to her new friend at school. Of course her new little friend will like it. Doesn't it look so delicious?
Speaking of delicious, pineapples are delicious & did you notice the brass pineapples in the above photos? The pineapple has been a universal symbol of hospitality and welcome for many centuries all over the world so it is so fitting that she loves to play with them.
Uh oh here it goes again...I feel a design connection coming on....
The title Full House pretty much sums up my life. If you've ever played with dice or the game Yahtzee then possibly you've rolled a Full House. As luck would have it in the game of life I rolled out twin girls and triplet boys. What am I doing blogging...I should be in Vegas winning money for diapers. If I really hit the jackpot I'd hire Uncle Joey and Uncle Jesse to move in and help out.
Oh and I like to associate life's happenings with home decor. I like parties & to fit in a craft every once in a while.