Friday, December 11, 2009

today

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Today I put the babies in their new little fleece teddy bear snuggie suits and we all went to Sams Club. It was really cold so I was thankful for those little hoodies (with the ears on top to make them cute as all get out) because they couldn’t pull them off their little bald heads. (It took us a long time to get anywhere because people kept stopping me to talk about how cute my little twin teddy bears were. Then they would try to get the little teddies to smile, but the little teddies have a secret pact to never smile at strangers.) When we were walking out after making our purchases, the woman checking my receipt smelled like 3rd grade. Just standing next to her made me feel like I was in elementary school again.

Today I ate chocolate chip cookies and tasted comfort.

Today I listened to a random selection of songs. One of them was Longer by Dan Folgelberg and while I sang as loud as I could I remembered listening to this song when I was a child, sitting by my parents’ stereo and feeling love. I feel blessed for having the kind of love that I knew was waiting for me.

Today my ankle ached from twisting it yesterday. That’s right, I twisted it and fell. It was ridiculous.

Today I kissed my kids goodnight after coming home from being somewhere special and I whispered into their ears while they slept. Things like: Mommy loves you. You’re my favorite. I love you the most. Dream about happy things.

Today I had a million things to do. The babies were very fussy and my 10 year old was home sick and I had a really bad headache. I didn’t get a million things done. But I’m okay with that. I’m going to bed and I feel blessed and lucky and happy and spent.

9 comments:

the wrath of khandrea said...

my mom still talks about how your dad used to hold little babies on his hand like that, and it would completely freak her out.

vivienne said...

that picture makes me smile like crazy brittany!!!

pixleme said...

I found your blog today. You are an inspiration, in so many ways. Your love for the church, you love for your children, and family, your creativity. So many things! I have kind of a random question though... epically since I don't know you, other than browsing your blog... (i hope you don't mind) Do you have a degree in a certain area... I see all these amazing women with wonderful home/family lives and I always wonder what they went to school for, or if they just started a business. I hope you don't mind my question. I am just trying to figure out what to do next in my life..

brittany said...

pix: I don't mind at all:) Thank you for the compliments, you made my day. I have an Associates Degree in Fine Art. If I would have known then what I know now I would have taken some business/marketing classes. Maybe I still will eventually... I could write a whole post about this but I'll stop here. Good luck with your endevors!

xx

Courtney said...

I'm totally laughing right now! I just pray that no one has ever passed me and thought "third grade." That just can't be good, can it? I don't know for sure--you didn't specify. Yeah, no. Not good.

Gabe said...

B-I can't wait to see you and kiddos! I love your blog, and you of course. XOXO Gabebabe

A-Kap said...

What a GREAT picture of you and E!!!! I love it. I can't believe you can still do that when they are getting so dang big! What were you doing wearing 6" heels today if you twisted your ankle? Wut up wit dat girl?? They were cute shoes though...so hard to resist them cute shoes....

The Whole Self said...

my dad would be all over this picture. maybe i'll send him a link...so he can marvel over his long lost daughter :)

Steph said...

You inspire me Brittany. :)