One of my 2017 Intentions was to write 17 posts about blessings in my life to help purge negativity. I'm finally getting around to it in this #Blessed series.
The number 1 Blessing in my life that I am most grateful for is my FAITH.
I honestly do not know where I would be without my faith. As crazy as my life is and as difficult as it is to function at times, I've grown deeper and stronger in my faith instead of pushing it away. It is my calm in the storm and grounds me when I need it the most. Going to Mass on Sundays, reading the Bible together as a family each night, spending time with God praying the Rosary or just listening to him, and teaching my kids how to live the faith bring me such peace and joy.
I have such negativity and ugliness thrown at me on a regular basis, so I am blessed to say that my FAITH is what carries me through and helps me to move forward being the best person I can be! At the end of the day, my relationship with GOD is what matters the most and I strive to have a closer relationship with him every day I am here on this Earth and look forward to being with him in my eternal home in heaven.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
I randomly found this post in my drafts...It was obviously from January and I have no idea if I've posted these pictures. However, they are super cute and I can't believe almost a year has passed and my babies are growing so fast!
|My mom gave me these handcuffs as a joke since we'd done the Escape room and the kids wanted me to lock them up!|
|Dream Car Museum|
|Jr. Thunderbolts Game|
Posted by The Mitchell Family at 8:19 PM
Last year, we started a new tradition. We have our own Thanksgiving on the Sunday before actual Thanksgiving. Last year, I decided to do it last minute so while it was good, I didn't make very much from scratch. This year, I thought about it a lot more and planned ahead. We had a large menu and as Lilah said, "We are having a FEAST!" We had turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, brussell sprouts, shells and cheese, stuffing, rolls, and pecan pie. I planned to make extra so that we would have leftovers. The girls helped me make the pie and I did the rest. I honestly can't believe it, but everything was done at the same time and everything turned out great!
To set the table, we used a variety of colorful Fiestaware and Pampered Chef dishes, our new Disney silverware, Princess House glasses from my Aunt Nancy, and a table cloth from my Grandma Wolf. We also added some cloth napkins and place cards the kids had made for a dinner with friends earlier this month. Of course, we always talk about things we are thankful for. Brian claimed this will be a yearly tradition and I couldn't agree more!
|I made the potatoes from scratch, but I didn't make a turkey. I bought and oven roasted one that we just heated up. I may tackle a turkey at some point, but if I'm being honest, a whole cooked turkey isn't my favorite.|
|Pecan Pie Recipe|
Posted by The Mitchell Family at 7:15 PM
Friday, November 3, 2017
Narrative Writing: We've started working on bigger writing pieces. Our first type was narrative writing using an organizer. It broke everything down into manageable steps. I was so impressed with the outcome and the kids were so proud of themselves! As a final touch, I had them each present their story to the family one night.
Informative Writing: Our next type of writing we tackled was informative writing using an organizer. Gavin picked pandas to write about and Macie picked dolphins. They each checked a book out at the library and we followed the steps. Once again, I was very impressed with the finished product. They are also so proud of themselves and could't wait to share their writing with Daddy and Lilah at dinner!
Posted by The Mitchell Family at 9:27 PM