Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Crazy Day & Churro Chex Mix

I have had mixed feelings about Lily & Lauren turning two.  I LOVE their little personalities developing, but I am missing those little baby days so badly.   I had some GREAT things planned for this week...none of them we have been able to get to.  Let me just give a re-cap of yesterday just for laughs:

6:00 - run, eat, read and get ready
7:30 - Brooke wakes up, eats and gets dressed
8:30 - Twins wake up, eat and get dressed
9:00 - we all load up in the car and head to wal-mart to look for a sound machine for the girls' naps.  While we were there, I didn't even look for one because I forgot.  he he.
9:20 - we all load up in the car
9:30 - we tour a school we are hoping Brooke will get into 
10:00 - get home and unload
***play, scream, cry***
10:55 - Load up into the car
11:00 - Meet a friend for lunch at Chick-Fil-A....I long for adult fellowship!  :O)
12:00 - get home and lay everyone down for naps
This is where it got crazy - LOTS of screaming.  I tried to separate the girls, but they just kept screaming each other's names across the house.  Funny now - not so much yesterday.  I had plans of cleaning the house and preparing dinner.  Lauren has had a pretty bad cough (which is keeping her up) she had an appointment at 2:30.
2:30 - load up into the car 
2:45 - we are late.  I hate being late.  Thankfully they are pretty understanding.  :O)
3:00 - Head home with a prescription for steroids and an antibiotic.  Thankfully nothing contagious, she just has some serious allergy problems. Poor baby girl.  I had an appointment scheduled for 4:15 so I called Landon and begged him to come home to watch the girls so I wouldn't have to take them.  :O)
***Play, scream, cry***
4:15 - Who knew going to the dr. could be so relaxing?!?  I'm exhausted from just the loading and unloading!
5:00 - get home and hustle to get dinner & dessert ready!  I also got a phone conversation with a sweet friend who was encouraging me in God's word. I am so thankful for the friends that God has placed in my life!
6:00 - we enjoy some great fellowship with friends after a crazy day.

Whew.  It as a crazy day and I didn't get anything done that I had planned.  Several times throughout the day this verse came to mind:

"From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2

I am already missing those sweet newborn days.  I know in another year I am going to wish I could go back in time to "enjoy" another one of these crazy days.  I need to look to God for strength and patience, but I also need to ENJOY every day as a gift from Him.  

Since I didn't have time to make the dessert I planned,  I made this churro chex mix that I spotted on Pinterest instead.  It was a hit!  Have a great week!

Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix
1 box of Rice Chex cereal
1 cup cinnamon chip (Hershey's is the brand I found at wal-mart!)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Microwave the chips and butter in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.  Pour over the cereal and stir until coated.  Throw the sugars and cinnamon into a large plastic bag if you have one (if not, pour on top of the coated cereal and toss) and toss the cereal in it.  Shake until coated! Throw in a bowl and enjoy.  Just a warning:  this is highly addictive!


  1. That's so funny that you mentioned that verse...when we were waitresses at Northland (2003!), Loretta shared that verse one day and I've never forgotten it! (Not sure why - it's funny the things that stick in your memory forever!) Your blog is a huge encouragement to me. I love reading it! I can't believe you find time to blog regularly! :)

  2. Cindy - I can't believe that was 10 years ago! Those were some sweet times. I hope you are doing well! :) You are so sweet!

  3. So, even though we are in those newborn days, I had a day just like that this week. I completed nothing and called John to ask him to come home early. Baby needed a lot of love that day apparently - but, you're right - it is sweet:)