I should be sleeping. Not blogging. (See blog title.) But, alas! here I am.

It's 11:27pm(!) and I'm at the computer. The baby *finally* fell asleep about an hour ago and I thought I would squeeze in some homeschool planning quick before I went up to bed.

And now here I am. Almost an hour and a half later. I'm just going to go ahead and apologize ahead of time if this isn't the most coherent post.

Here's what's rattling around in my brain:

-- we're moving in about 4 weeks. I'm SO excited (bigger house and yard!) but also feeling a teency overwhelmed. I look around and wonder *how* it will all get done?! I know it will, and I've already had a few friends helping me (God bless them!), but I still feel overwhelmed. It'll be ok. It'll be ok. It'll be ok.

-- Oldest and I were driving around this evening trying to keep Babyist asleep, after a fun time at our local Banana Republic (see previous post since I'm too lazy to link to it), and as I was driving on some country roads, I drove past a TINY kitten in the middle of the road! To make a long story short (also, see my Instagram), we brought the kitten home. For the record, the LAST THING I WANT RIGHT NOW IS A PET. But how could I sleep tonight if I left it there, in the road, to die?? I'm already not sleeping, dernit! (See blog title.) So we're now the proud owners of a flea-infested, gunky-eyed, malnutritioned, adorable, pathetic kitten. #whydoidothistomyself #idonthaveaheartmadeofstonethatswhy

-- We started school last week. What was I thinking!? It's a "light" schedule, but I'm still second-guessing myself, wondering if we should just wait until AFTER the move. I'll keep you posted. Maybe. We all know how great I am at blogging these days.

-- Did I mention we're moving? I'm so, so thankful! Our new home will have so much more space for us! Thank you, Lord. The timing was perfect. Of course. God is so faithful.

-- I can't even begin to tell you how amazing my husband has been lately. I mean, he's not *perfect* (duh), but he's really stepped up to the plate and has been doing whatever it takes to get things done 'round here. You know, since I can't do anything except childcare right now. #fourkids #iloveit Thank you, honey! You're the best! (that was for you. he doesn't read my blog.)

Ok. I'm going to go to bed. *yawn*

Blogger's Shopping Event, Take 2!

Hello friends!
If you’re going to be in the Wisconsin Dells area today you absolutely must stop in at the Banana Republic Outlet store in the Wisconsin Dells Outlet mall!
Starting at 5pm, I’ll be there, along with other moms from the area, shopping and trying on some of their newest, cutest clothes! 
Come and shop with me! 
All those who come can partake in the FREE (yes, FREE) food and shop with a discount!! You'll get 10% for spending under $100.00 and 15% for spending over $100.00.

I hope to see you there! :)


Favorites from the Interwebs

Preventing Grace Podcast - You guys. My dear friend, Amy, pointed me to this podcast and I'm so glad! It's really informative (Anne and her husband, Matt, are both Anglican pastors? priests? which is it!?) and sometimes they're just plain HILARIOUS. For reals. I laugh out loud when listening to this duo chat about...whatever.

They also really remind me of me and my husband-the way they communicate anyway. Maybe that's why I love them so much?

(side note: I belong to a Pentecostal church and love it, but I kind of want to be an Anglican when I grow up.)

Anne has a blog too. You don't want to miss that! If you're looking for some snark mixed with theology, that is.

James MacDonald Podcast - MacDonald is a no-nonsense preacher and I love his messages. I learn so much and am convicted and spurred on in my Christian walk. Great, great stuff.

The Lazy Genius Podcast - Kendra really *is* a genius. I can't tell you how many helpful tips I've received from listening to her podcast and reading her blog. Love. Her. (she, too, is hilarious)

Here's a great post from Kendra's blog - How to Survive Dinnertime Panic

And if you're not reading Matt Moore's blog, you are MISSING OUT. So much Truth there, guys. This post on happiness is so good.

Running in Circles blog - Lindsey's sense of humor is the best! (are you noticing a theme here? #ilovefunnypeople ) I love her take on mothering, among other things. Check out this post on what to watch this summer. And this Daniel Tiger post KILLS ME.

And Mystie Winckler is starting a new course - Sweep & Smile! Click the picture below to sign up! :) Today is the last day to sign up!

Six-Week Smile & Sweep Study - June 9-July 21, 2017


Glimpses & Snippets, May 20, 2017 Edition

It's been over a month since I started this post... if that gives you any idea how full my life is right now! :D 

Hello, friends!

I have to apologize this is not a well-written post; I'm running on little sleep. ;o) That's why the good Lord invented Bullet Points.

  • We are thoroughly enjoying Baby #4 'round here. Overall, she's a great baby--no colic here, folks! Praise God! All of the kids absolutely adore her. As do her Mama and Daddy.  I think that's one of the great things about having several children--the bond between them all. (They fight too, of course, but you know what I mean.)
  • I can not believe how quickly these first few months have gone. Cliche, I know, but it's so true! I finally (after 4 children) don't feel guilty for just sitting and holding her. I know it won't last and the dishes can wait. 
  • I also can't believe how quickly my days go by. They are so... FULL. Taking care of 4 little ones is no small task! Of course, Oldest is pretty independent, but not that much! So many days I stumble into bed thinking, "What did I even DO today?" The answer? Took care of 4 human beings. :)

  • School's really been hit or miss. We had a week or two of full(ish) days, then we kind of hit a wall. Babyist takes a lot of time (see above!). It's funny how quickly one forgets these things. 
  • I've started looking at next year's book list. We've taken roughly 3 months off so we should be able to get caught up this summer, hopefully by the start of the new school year this fall. Should is the operative word here.

  • I've been reading a lot because late night feedings. I've been reading a lot of novels because I just don't have the brainpower for the heavy stuff right now. That said, I'm in the middle of Beyond Opinion, which is a great book on apologetics. (Are you friends with me on Goodreads yet??)
  • I've been thinking about the importance of theology lately. In the church that I grew up in the emphasis was more "get people saved" (which is a good thing, of course) but not so much "what do we do with them afterwards?" The first real taste I had of Biblical teaching or discipling, if you will, was at a church I attended as a young 20 something. I'm thirsty for more! Of course, I try to read books on theology (see above!), but I'm hoping I can be involved in a home study (our home?) sooner than later to hash out ideas with other fellow Christians. :)
That's all I've got for now--if I don't post it now, I never will!