Thursday, January 31, 2008

You know it's January when....

The kiddies and I were running errands this morning and Gracie said " Mom, Look how pretty the sky looks over there!!" I looked around and saw nothing but gray. I said "where?" and she said "way over there!" Sure enough there was a little patch of bright blue sky to the west! I laughed and then the next little while we all were talking about how gorgeous that blue was and how we can't wait until the it warms up and the whole sky will be blue and when "the flowers will not be dead". January is sometimes a difficult time for me.. such a boring, icky month. I am starting to get tired of the cold. I even wore shorts today with my Uggs. I know, pathetic! I guess the good I got out of our little conversation today was that I truly take things for granted. I need this cold, yucky weather to appreciate the warmth and beauty to come in the next few months. There certainly is a reason for having opposition in all things and this January day I contemplated this truth.

So long January... I'm glad you have come and gone!
I'm putting up our Valentine decorations today to celebrate the coming month!
YAY!

4 comments:

Hubba's Thoughts said...

Gracie is so sweet! it's nice to have kids around b/c they remind us of what life's all about!! Noticing and appreciating the small things in life. Have a great day!

mom said...

That's so neat that Gracie commented on the blue sky. She always finds the good in everything; she's a lot like her mom! Thanks for that beautiful posting, Kristen.

Summer said...

I feel like I haven't seen you forever! I wish there weren't mounds of snow keeping us from each others houses!

Jen Bird said...

Gosh, I really miss you guys...especially after reading your blog. You have such a darling family. Let's get together next week sometime. I'm also glad January is over and it's on to February!