Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spring clean up, soaking up these kids, choosing to pray

Oren, Hazel and I have had a quiet day. We played house, school, Hazel wiped down Oren's very messy highchair. :) We played horses too. Hazel loves playing with her horses and her horse barn, her imagination is so fantastic! But we needed some fresh air and decided to get out to the garden and begin the very big process of cleaning up and getting ready for spring planting.

She asked if we had any seeds and could get to planting. :) 

It started to sprinkle so we headed over to the swing set for a little fun and then inside. Oren was down for his nap within five minutes. That fresh cold air wore him out.
These days at home are good for the soul. I will say though some days my mind gets to worrying. Worrying about family members or about things I am not getting done. My heart is heavy for a lot of people. 
I picked up the book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World.
I opened it up to a section; The Battlefield of the Mind. The author writes about how we have a choice each day. We can worry or we can pray.We really can't do both.

The hat that Oren is wearing is so special to me. My friend Maria made it and it is so fun, I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, I wear it, Hazel wears it and Oren wears it! :)

Praying for those who are on my heart and praying for contentment and peace while I soak up the sweet blessings all around me.


Blessed Beyond Measure-The Hollemans said...

Love the pics! I am SO with Hazel! I can't wait to start planting my garden :) But your blog made me realize I need to do some spring clean up at my house too!

Natasha said...

I love that time of year when we can get outside on those still cold days and start thinking about spring! It's a little later here :-/ But yesterday we got out for a hike so it's coming! Hazel looks so grown up in these pictures, what a great helper!