Friday, September 16, 2011

Christmas Countdown Begins

I know it's not even Halloween yet. Don't worry, we're not going to hang up any lights before Thanksgiving. But we are going to plan ahead and make this Christmas a peaceful, enjoyable one. We are super excited to have the opportunity to fly down to Southern California and see family (Kurths and Speeds)! We've never traveled so far with a baby, so that will be an adventure too.

Anyway, this countdown to Christmas begins TODAY on 100 Days to Christmas, a very helpful blog. We have 100 whole days to plan, create, and generally just get it together ahead of time so we can relax and enjoy the holiday for the all the real reasons and not be overwhelmed by all the trim and trappings. Maybe this year we can make those cards we've always wanted to do...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hello Mornings Challenge

source: Inspired to Action

For the last year (since Miles was born), sleep is the one thing I've needed the most and been gotten the least. Things are much better now, but our nights, mornings, naps, and evenings still aren't as restful as we'd like. Oh well, there's only so much you can do with a high-need baby who fights sleep!

So now that I'm at least getting adequate rest most nights, I'm challenging myself to do something different in the coming weeks: I'm going to get up earlier and maximize my mornings. I'm in a group of about 20 ladies with the same goal and same desire to spend time with the Lord first thing in the morning, so there will be lots of encouragement!

I'm so worried this whole challenge will be derailed, but I'm going to try; if Miles needs me during all the early morning hours, then maybe I'll get a break later and make up for it. Pray for me, and wish me luck!