Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Recently our gym offered one free tennis lesson for a child and a friend, so of course I thought of Zach and Kohen. I knew they would love it!
All day before the lesson Z kept saying he didn't want to go because he didn't know how to play. I told him we would just go watch Kohen, and he was ok with that. ; ) I was a little worried though.
Thankfully, he jumped right in.
I had fun watching these two cuties, and their teacher did a great job with them.
Is it just me or do ya'll feel completely overwhelmed? Not necessarily in a bad way either. Sometimes I can be peaceful on the outside yet so anxious inside. I feel no matter how much I try to simplify our lives, it's still crazy! Ahhh just one day at a time, right? Sometimes just one hour at a time.

One of my favorite things about living in the "country" is the beautiful sunrises and sunsets we see. So peaceful. I'm so thankful we serve such a creative GOD!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that You think of him?

Psalm 144:3


laina said...

I am anxious ALL THE TIME!!!! Sometimes it's hard to make it through a run because I am in such a hurry to get home to get other things done!!! It drives my husband nuts!!! But in a good way!!! He loves that I like to be busy! On a different your last post you are standing with your family in front of your fireplace mantle, will you show a picture of it alone? I think it looks so pretty and put together and I am desperate to make mine look so good! Right now I have nothing on it because I am out of ideas! Thanks!

Hillary said...

Love your post today! How fun that Z got to play a new sport.
I feel that anxious feeling a lot too! I feel like I'm in charge of the 3 most precious things on earth and I want them to have the best/be the best etc. It's a lot of expectations I have for myself to live up to! I too take it sometimes hour by hour (have you read my last couple of posts about trying to keep up with Grady lately :).

Lots of love to you today friend and hope that you guys have an amazing Thanksgiving! xoxox

Brittany said...

girl, i'm right with you - i feel many times that i am just trying to keep it together. i pray that the Lord helps me and carries my burdens, but many times I have the hardest time.

Thanks for sharing your heart!

I love the tennis lessons - what a great idea!

It's a Crazy Life said...

I've been reading your blog for ages, but don't think I've ever commented before.. =O Just wanted you to know you're not alone on the overwhelmed feeling. Even when I simplify, things just seem to pile up and I just can't quite get caught up. Crazy.

Oh, and your sunrise/set picture is AMAZING! We used to live in Arkansas. And now we miss it.

Mara said...

I know what you mean. I do tell myself to take it one day at a time when I get anxious. God won't ever give us a blueprint for our lives, but he will guide us in the right direction. He does. I always try and listen to what he is saying. He is telling me that I need to make a list of who all I need to buy gifts for TODAY!!! I keep putting it off. -Too overwhelming to tackle with 2 youngs ones. They cooperate about 12 minutes in any store!!

Becky said...

I have noticed how overwhelmed I am too. This year the kids and us decided to have Thanksgiving at our church and invite some people that would have no place else to go. I think worrying about making that special is driving me nuts. I must take time to be thankful to the One who has given me so many reasons to be thankful....

Dawnette Thomas said...

Gorgeous sunset picture. I love how God's colors never clash and always impress. His creation is truly a blessing and amazing. Thank you for lifting my spirit with this wonderful picture.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Maryellen said...

Your right Katie. Sadly I think it is a thing of the times we live in. So much technology to make life easier - but has it? Seems to me it also has made expectations much harder. Everyone expects to do it all - and to do it NOW! You are not alone in these feelings. The world is moving so fast. Whether you are a mom or a working gal without children like myself, it feels the same.

I'm sure this is why God tells us "Be still and know that I am God"

Crazy times - you almost have to schedule in your day "still times" hah Have a blessed thanksgiving. I enjoy your blog and following your sweet family.

Mer said...

What a beautiful pic. I'm missing you today, but I'm so THANKFUL God chose to put us in the same family:) Lov you much sis!!!


I enjoy reading the scripture that you put with each post. It inspires me to open the Word and read the surrounding passages. You also take amazing photos!

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