John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I need more TIME!!!

The title says it all...I NEED MORE TIME! I could accomplish so much more if I had a few more hours in the day. I'm sure many of you feel the same. But, like my best friend Jill says, "It is what it is!"

The weekend has been good though. I had some fabulous friends visit me over this weekend...Lea Smith came to visit and helped with the 6 loads of laundry on Friday night! Ashley Richardson stopped by on Friday afternoon and brought lots of yummy grub from the GRC teachers at my school. (You guys are the best; scrumptious veggie casserole, chicken, salad, bread and some insanely delicious peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies!) My BEST friend Elizabeth stopped by yesterday to visit (which was great, we had a chance to "catch up" and it and kept me from going crazy talking to myself during the day!) Mamaw and Papa took Ellie and Jenna to the park yesterday, which of course was super fun for them and gave me a couple of hours "off" duty with all FIVE kiddos. Daddy had to work yesterday from 7am-4pm so, early part of the day I was loving and tending to all 5 kids. LOTS of fun, but LOTS of energy keeping them happy and content! Most people ask me, "How do you handle five kids ranging in the ages of birth to 7, by yourself.." My response is, "It is all about management!" I think I could run a small daycare after tending to my family for this weekend! Ha! Seriously though, it has been amazing to see our family grow into what it has now become. I am honored to have my family and my heart is overflowing with love for them all!

Thank you all for your kindness in helping us out right now, God has used you in a great way to bless my life.


roy/elisabeth dean said...

They are starting to look more like Rob in these pictures! So beautiful! I will come up soon and spend the day with you. Maybe I could take the girls to the galleria for a while???
We love you all~
Elisabeth and Roy

Holly said...

Bless your heart! I vote for more hours in the day too. And an extra arm to grow with each child that you have. And as the child becomes more independent, the arm can begin to shrink... Things to discuss with GOD someday. :-)
Hang in there. They are beautiful!