Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet Shot: my guys


These guys make me really happy.

Even after sharing a non-suite hotel room for over a month.

Can y'all believe that my boys have fought less in our tight quarters than when we were at our home in Texas?

I know it has nothing to do with size of space and everything to do with a mommy that is focused completely on them, with zero outside distractions. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing at all.

What about you? Do you think you do too much or not enough?




Sweet Shot Day

15 comments:

Gwen Toliver said...

I totally agree, Marsha -- simple is always better. We donated nearly half of the kids' toys in moving to TX and I don't think they've missed a single one. They're happiest when John dumps a pile of dirt in the backyard!

Now the part about fighting less? Hmmm...not sure that's happened yet! :)

Great shot of your guys -- that's a keeper!

Leanne said...

I definitely do not do enough for my kids or with my kids. It is pathetic and I'm always convicted and my husband is always telling me what he needs me to do. I know I can be honest with you without condemnation!

Working on this issue....

Glad to see your post, I've been thinking about you and missing you!!

Christine said...

When the kids get attention...there's definitely less fighting. Oh...love the picture but David NEEDS TO SMILE! :) Love you!

Melissa Stover said...

that's a great shot of your guys. i love it!

Emily said...

FAbulous shot! So sharp and clean looking. I love that your husband 'smiles' like my husband...which is almost like a DARE. i.e. I dare you to say that this isn't my smiley face. :)

Dad said...

I really doubt that David knows how to smile!

moreofhim said...

Such a nice picture of your guys!

I totally agree - focusing on our family brings amazing results. It really is about being simple. I learned that a lot later in life than I wish I would have. I am totally focused now on what is important and being simple. It makes all the difference! You're very blessed to know all this at your young age. :)

You're so special, Marsha!! Thanks for sharing a wonderful picture and a wonderful post.

God bless you - Julie

Susan said...

What a great man picture! I didn't realize that you have one boy with dark eyes and another with light eyes light Davids. Not sure why you are not in the pic since you had your tripod out! Also, lastly-do you ever have a hard time editing a photo of your kids (because of that great olive skin?) I kind of struggle with skin tone with two of my girls.

Tracy said...

Great shot! Yes, we Mom's do way too much!

amy in peru said...

they are beautiful, ahem... I mean they look very dangerous. :)

I do agree with Susan, man photos are good and all, but isn't there one of you with them tucked away somewhere?

love you, Marshie...

amy in peru

musicalmary said...

What a great shot.... I fall into the trap of feeling that I do not do enough, when I know in my heart I really do. Make sense?

I'm new to your blog - so glad I found it!

Mary
http://www.homegrownlearners.com

Kim said...

I do way too much! Too busy.... God has been showing this to me lately.

Sweet pics...

FHL said...

I think I'm way behind, is what I think, as I'm clueless as to why you are living in a hotel for over a month :o) Although, I'm hoping it's because you've moved to the island of Oahu and are just waiting for your movers to come *wink*

Ruthanne said...

I've noticed that about my guys, too. Whenever we're on vacation and I'm not distracted by 50 other things, everything seems to go much smoother.

I miss you.

My life seems to have gotten insanely busy. :(

I read all your posts while you were away. My SIL texted me one day {she reads your blog too} and said, "That village they visited! I've been there." Did I already tell you this?

I swear my memory is so . . . . yesterday. *snort*

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this picture. And I absolutely love what you wrote. I need to focus just on Kaishon more. Today he had off from school and I had court so I left at 6:30 when he was still sleeping. He called me when he woke up at 8 and my heart just leaped : ) I love him so much. But yet, when I got home from work at 2:00 I went straight to my computer to input court data. And I didn't really resurface until 5. When I realized what I was doing I was so disgusted. I mean, of course my job is very, very important! But what is more important than my kid! My little person that is quickly turning not so little? I called him over and apologized for not putting him first. We went to the bounce place and I focused on him all night. I am glad you have this time Marsha! So glad!

Sending love! Sorry for the book!