Daily Diary – July 25 2011

This morning, David decided he didn’t have enough Lego-men so I recommended we go through all of his bins and see how many he had. So the boys got to work.

Here’s Nathaniel smiling at me cause he knows I have the camera out.

A short moment for a nice hug. Love these.

Working hard, playing hard.

Nathaniel was excited to find so many toys for himself.

After naps, Nathaniel was in a super-good mood. Laughed and laughed.

and laughed.

here’s a typical shot of David lately. Smiles but will not look at the camera. Doesn’t even know he’s not looking at the lens. I have to ask him 3-4 times to get it right.

A pretty quiet day here. Working, playing, resting. I found out this morning that one of the Chrome team members in Seattle passed away in a car crash. One he had nothing to do with, just happened to be unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He had two kids; 5 and 7 and now he’s gone. I didn’t know him but all the people who worked with him say that he was amazingly kind, generous, bright and a true joy to work with. The world is a bit dimmer without him in it.

Which of course made me smack myself for worrying about the stupid dishwasher or fitbit. Worrying and pouting and being a total spoiled brat about stupid things when the whole world can end in a moment. Who cares about the stupid machine. Who cares about most anything I spend most of my time worrying about?

I was also reading this list I saw on Pinterest and I noticed that the very first thing that jumped out at me was “Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.” This is what I want for myself. This is what I love most about Jake. He is that person for me. He’s my light and joy. And I want to be that, too. I want to be positive, enthusiastic, exuding joy.

Not the whiny PITA I’ve been lately. I believe it’s crucial that I focus on this with all my might.

If I owe you an email or comment response, I apologize, I’m going to catch up super-soon, I promise.

Three Things I’m Grateful For:
1. I am grateful for two beautiful dresses that came in the mail. Dresses I ordered online without trying and from a store I’d never purchased from before. They fit like a glove and looked super nice. Color me happy.
2. I am grateful for my kids and all the time I get to spend with them. I’m the luckiest person in the world for getting so much time with them.
3. I am grateful for a new set of three books I’ve been reading. I normally don’t read series in a row but I haven’t wanted to put this book down for a minute since I picked the first one up.

Three Things David’s Grateful For:
1. I am grateful that we sorted my legos and got lego men. * {his pick for the journal}
2. I am grateful that we’re reading Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books.
3. I am grateful that I played with Nathaniel.

6 comments to Daily Diary – July 25 2011

  • Cheryl

    It’s very difficult to give up making mountains out of molehills….I know, I used to do it all the time. Or rant and rave non-stop for hours, discuss something until we were discussing things in circles…yet, we don’t change until we face something like that list. Karen, just know, that in the blink of an eye, everything could be utterly chaotic. You go girl!

  • dawn

    Karen you are just like me and if one thing goes wrong I feel the whole day will be wasted and I pout and get grumpy too. My husband is a complete opposite, he always sees the good side, the better side, the funny side. He is what keeps me grounded and thanking God everyday for having him in my life. I try to be more like him and hope that his positive attitude rubs off on our kids also. Don’t beat yourself up about it though we all get like this some days. I know you are thankful for all the big and small things daily in your life as well.

    So loving these pictures of your cute boys, Nathanial is just precious and adorable with his eyes and all that hair. I love hair on little boys not sure why. David is looking so big and love his sweet smile and bright blue eyes. You are lucky to have these times at home with them. Have another good day tomorrow.
    Sorry about your loss of a friend. Will pray for you and his family.

  • Thank you linking to that list. I too desperately need to “Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.” But I am working hard at changing, as are you, and I believe we will get there. I am going to put that quote on my mirror with vinyl so I see it every morning.

  • Pat P

    Hi Karen,
    What I noticed on the list you linked to is the one AFTER the one you focused on was about forgiving yourself… Don’t be hard on yourself, bad days, good days, that’s what makes us human. All you can do is the best that you can, and some days that’s super good and others it’s just not. And it’s okay, all of it. I used to tell my son, who needed to hear it often, that life is peaks and valleys–if you didn’t have the crappy days, you wouldn’t appreciate the good ones as much.

    Please be kind to yourself, even when you feel negative. Positive will be back soon!

    Have a good week!

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