Thursday, July 9, 2009

Small Successes: July 9, 2009

"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."

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I pulled out our favorite Shooting Star, Groovy, and Rocket Popsicle Molds and made jello pudding pops! Yum!! (These are the BEST Popsicle molds and we have been using them for a few years now... They also qualify for Amazon's 4-for-3 promotion!!)

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I've continued working rearranging our home... I'm beginning to think it may take the whole month of July, or longer! My small success this week was being able to fill up 10 more bags of stuff to donate, and 2 more bags of trash, from the boy's old bedroom. That brings me to a total of 27 bags. Just 13 more and I will have doubled the "40 Bags of Stuff" we were able to get rid of during Lent.

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On Tuesday I took all 5 children with me to my monthly check-up so they could hear our new little one's heart beating, as well as see Linda, my midwife who has delivered all 5 of them! After my appointment we met two other families at the theater for a $1.00 showing of Horton Hears a Who. This was the first time that most of our children had been to the theater, other than the IMAX theater we visited while we were at the zoo in Nebraska. It was nice that hubby and I could pre-watch the movie (which was pretty good other than a little jab at homeschooling which went over my children's heads...) and that it only cost $12.50 for all 6 of us including a giant refillable tub of popcorn! After the movie we spent the afternoon at a friend's home and then ran errands till hubby got off work. I then switched cars with him and went grocery shopping by myself. I ended up being gone from 7:30 am till nearly 8:00 pm, but I was able to get quite a bit accomplished.
    On our way to the movie theater...

    Walking past Cold Stone!
    (And not one of them asked to stop!! Another small success??)

    What are your Small Successes this week?

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    1. Thanks for the reminder about the popsicle molds. I've been meaning to try that this year. What recipes do you use?

    2. What a sweet picture! Isn't it nice to see the love among siblings when they are home together all the time to develop such a closeness?? :-) It's one of the best blessings of home schooling!!

    3. Yes, those pop molds are great! I have a bunch of pop recipes on my cooking blog -
      Your children are looking so grown up! I love the picture of them all holding hands. And I hope you got a good long rest after all that in one day - whew!

    4. Aww Jessica, Captain is starting to grow up!

    5. I think you've sold me on those popsicle molds! :D

      Congrats on cleaning out the house and bagging it. That's probably the most difficult things.

      I think it's fantastic that you took all your kids with you to hear the baby's heart! I'm planning on doing the same when I have another ultrasound when the baby is further along. What a wonderful prolife moment. That's as real as it gets :)

      As always, thank you for sharing your successes and may God bless you and your family!

    6. Dear Jessica,
      How I wish we could get bargains like that here in Aus. I just love the picture of your sweet children holding hands so happily together. It is one of the things I still love about our own children that they still hold hands and the older ones still hold the younger ones hands.
      God Bless

    7. look how fun you are. love the littles hair!

    8. If you're ever back in Nebraska, let me know! We're living here now!


      PS - Love the pops!

    9. I ordered the molds last night. and I joined Amazon Prime because I'm too impatient to wait for my they'll be here before we leave for the beach!

      We saw Horton this week as well...very cute. It was their second trip to the theater...the first was in February to see the Velveteen Rabbit. Ours is $3, but that gets you in, a popcorn and a drink for everyone. Not bad!

    10. Linda sounds wonderful! What a blessing to have had the same midwife for all of your children. Does she deliver in the hospital or do you have a birthing center you go to? I've had two at home, but keep wanting the security of a hospital birth. Of course, I'm always disappointed in my hospital births. I'm interested in what you've found!


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