Monday, June 3, 2013

Whew! I'm back!

I've been busy, too busy (I guess) to blog!
One day after my last post I had my third baby.
He is an angel!
Practically perfect in every way, except maybe at night ;)
I have been struggling to keep my head above water,
and my extra curricular activities, like blogging, fell by the wayside...

Here's just one more picture of little buddy,
just 'cause he's so cute to look at!

I've had some amazing experiences since this baby has arrived.
I feel overwhelmed at how great my life is.
{That's not to brag, it's just to say, whew I'm blessed!}
I got my hands on a book called Faithful, Fit and Fabulous by Connie Sokol.  Her big thing is to challenge women to make a "Life Plan."

Basically a life plan means to picture your perfect day, and make steps to achieve that life every day.  This is my tailor made and super personal life plan, but I think it will help you get how great it is to write it out for yourself.
Here is my life plan: 
{I'm closing my eyes, breathing in and out, I think I can share this with you...}

I am healthy and strong spiritually, mentally, and physically.  I know how to plan prioritize and work efficiently so I can enjoy the role I have chosen.  I am a happy attentive wife and mother who laughs a lot.  I enable my husband to serve, grow and accomplish his dreams.  My home is a haven of peace and success.

As you can see, it is a statement of things that make up my ideal day to day life, and it gives me A LOT to work on,
but it also focuses my attention on the things that matter most to me.
So do it, write your own life plan!
Since I have done it miracles have happened, little ones, but still miracles.  I have struggled to make this plan just for me, I have found that things I thought I couldn't do, I can do with help from heaven.

Here is one of my favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis:
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

Isn't that awesome!  Just a little food for thought!


  1. So glad you let me know, I love your Life Plan!! I'm so proud of you for not only putting pen to paper (and heart and soul into the words) but for doing this AFTER HAVING A THIRD BABY!!! That is amazing! Kudos to you for not only doing it but living it, and seeing the joys and blessings from it. This will ultimately be a wonderful gift to you and your entire family. Keep me posted!

    1. Thank you thank you thank you for stopping by! I feel honored! I need to meet you and tell you about the amazing things that have happened to me from writing a life plan!

  2. I love this post- it really inspired me! You'll have to tell me more about that book- it sounds really good!

    1. Awe, your're the best! Just click on the link and you can buy the kindle edition for $5 and you can read it on your nook. You will love it!

  3. What an awesome post- thank you for sharing, Kate! You're such an inspiration- I totally look up to you and your parenting style, your patience, creativity, and diligence. Thanks for sharing- I need to write my own life plan and learn to live by it. Maybe you can help me...cuz I need help. :) Love you! -Heather

    1. Oh man, if anyone is an inspiration it is you! You should read the book, you would totally love it!


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