That’s life.

Last week was a rough week. Too many sessions booked at once, late nights, schedules were jam packed, husband was working long hours, stress was rising and energy was running very, very low on my part.

Thankful for God’s strength because, really, on so many days, that’s how I get through. Yes, they are just little trials in life -nothing like what others face on a daily basis – but they sure do know how to get you down, despite how minute and tiny they may seem to onlookers.

This week has been smoother, easier and for that I am grateful. Homeschooling and home life runs so much smoother when things are calm. {phew} This week has been oh, so, lovely. Grateful for my moments with each of the girls and Abby.


Just some random images from our schooling today …








And what? How did she grow up so fast and so quickly? Just like that, Lucia is BIG! She says she wants to stay little, though. She told me she only wants to eat Kraft Dinner because it’s bad for her so then she won’t grow up … I kinda wish that was how things work …


Speaking of growing … wow … Lovelyn is changing daily, as well …



… and has officially – yes OFFICIALLY – started walking (and running)… She is my latest walker, but I have to say, it was so nice to have a cuddly baby for so long. Now the real fun (chasing) begins!



… and baby #5 is growing quickly, as well.

28 weeks and counting.

Some days I feel like there is no. more. room. left. in this belly! We have recently switched to midwives for this pregnancy, as well, and it’s been exciting to have a different course set out for this pregnancy and birth.



How is *your* week going? Hoping it’s a calm, less stressful week for you, too!

February 22, 2012 - 10:19 am

Nath Hi Gillian!
You can add me on facebook?
I love your work, wish I could join you there too!

February 17, 2012 - 9:16 am

Grandma Gerr Great photos of all my darlings! xxxx

February 17, 2012 - 8:20 am

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) Thanks for the pictures … it’s lovely to see the girls in “action”. xoxo

February 17, 2012 - 8:18 am

Sherri Smith Aww, I miss the girlies so much. They look like they are enjoying their schooling… is that a camera trick? he he. You look amazing in that pink piece of loveliness, thanks for sharing that one. I really do need to see the girls before Love doesn’t recognize me. So happy for you that this week is better. Thank you for sharing your personal pics with us all.

February 16, 2012 - 11:42 pm

Tara C I love so much that you not only share beautiful pictures, but that you also share your life in a very transparent and honest way. Lucia definitely looks like she’s changed a lot! And little Lovelyn, running? So cute! Love when they start to do the little penguin walk. 🙂