Dear Lord,

Please give me the patience to be a better person today.  Please help me to manage my time more wisely and really embrace the moment I’m in.  Show me what YOU have for me in this day, Wednesday.  Help me to slow down.  Because yesterday was just wrong.


My Tuesday looked like a train wreck!  It started at 6AM and ended sometime around 11PM, with not a minute to spare (which is why I haven’t responded to everyone’s comments/emails from yesterday’s TT).  Travis joked that if I found myself sitting down, I should get worried because I’ve forgotten to be somewhere.

Luckily, I didn’t sit down.

It was one of those days where you just want to stick your head in a fan.


Believe me…HOURS of entertainment!

I had to keep giving myself pep talks, saying that this time would pass and that in a month from now, I’d get better at saying NO and have more time to just sit.  For now though, that is not my reality.


I think God knows that I when I’m stressed and feeling worn down, I need to feel loved.  I need for people to tell me they appreciate me, that I’m important.  It’s not something that I crave per say, but feeling loved on definitely doesn’t hurt.

And lately, I’ve been feeling the love!!

Last week, Love Grown Foods sent me a little surprise in the mail!!


Inside, I found this sweet note from Laura…


And three full bags of Love Grown granola!!


I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t opened them yet.  We already had FOUR boxes of cereal open, so I’m rushing through those so that I can give these new Love Grown guys the attention they deserve.  Expect a formal review SOON!!

Thank you, Love Grown!!

Even more LOVE came two days ago when I got ANOTHER package in the mail!!  This time from my fellow blogger, Chelsey!  She even spelled my name right!! ;)


OK…short side story.  I recently wrote a guest post for Janetha about how much I didn’t want to see the same old pumpkin oats on everyone’s blog or something.  Like the next day, Chelsey made those awesome bars that you see below and guess what they have in them – PUMPKIN! 005

So now it’s our inside joke – except I just told you, so I guess it’s public. It was a pretty lame joke anyways.

And after eating these Chewy Pumpkin Spice bars, it’s honestly hard to “hate on pumpkin”.  They were delicious!!  Henry and Clara approved too! (meaning they’re already gone!)


Here’s the recipe if anyone’s interested in making them.  Chelsey – thank you!  Blessed to call you friend!


Last piece of LOVE to make my day brighter:


Molly at Hungry Hungry Runner recently nominated me for the Liebster AwardLiebster is German for beloved. It is a sign of support in the blogging community and is designed to bring recognition to blogs that are new or have under 200 followers.

Here are the official rules:

1. Show your gratitude to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment at their blog.

3. Post the Award on your blog.

The thing I love about Molly is that we’ve got the same kind of humor….meaning we’re both kinda dorky and we don’t care who knows it.  This girl is great with words and can set up a really funny joke!!   Plus, she’s a pretty awesome runner – someone please send her a Garmin!!

My top 5 picks for Liebster are:

Love Grown foods, special packages, Liebster awards!  Looking back over this list of “LOVE”, I really can’t complain!  Even on days when I can barely catch my breath, I know that there are people and my God who love me.  I just have to keep reminding myself….don’t ACTUALLY stick your head in the fan.  039

Just talk into it and laugh at how funny it makes your voice sound.


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  1. Thanks for the shout-out! Sweet email from your husband…very cute. I’m glad you’ve been feeling the love…there can never be too much love in this big beautiful world of ours!

  2. Awww…you are so awesome – thanks Lindsay!! :) I was on the plane catching up on blogs when I read this and I got this big, goofy grin on my face when I read that you nominated me for a Liebster. You definitely made my travel day better!!

    I hope you get a breather soon, I know that 50 million miles an hour feeling and you need a break to catch your breath.

  3. Big hugs and prayers for you! You are definitely loved…and the picture of Clara and the fan totally made my day! :)

    Travis and I are both working on “praying without ceasing” lately…so many daily challenges that without prayer, we would never make it through. Such a great and uplifting reminder to see your post starting with such a great prayer…you are a blessing to everyone who reads your blog. Thank you!! :)

  4. I’m so glad that you were able to pick out the little things in your day that made you smile. Little notes saying I love you from your husband, Granola, and packages from friends, you are truely blessed. And if you are feeling overwhelmed just look at the picture of your daughter and the fan. Who could help but smile?

  5. praying for you today. THat time would double and you can get some extra YOU time as well. But oh man, you little one is just too stinkin cute! that would have made my Tuesday!

  6. Lindsay- the fan picture= priceless. :) I’m jealous of your big pack of granola and your homemade bars! He he! :)
    And… thank you so much for putting me on the list for the Liebster award. You are too kind (and funny, and just all around awesome). :)
    Hope you get to slow down a little today and relax! Hugs!

  7. *LOVE* this post! The pic of Clara in front of the fan is possibly the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously. Ever. :)

    You are so loved! By so many people! And the great thing about you is give the love right back, so that pretty much makes you awesome.

    Oh – and thank you for the kind words. I am totally a dork and I’m glad you love it. ;) Finally, if any of Lindsay’s List readers have a Garmin they want to send me, my address is…Ha ha! Just kidding!!! I couldn’t resist. ;)

    Have a great day! :)

  8. the fan is the best – that just made me so happy (my brother and I LOVED doing that when we were kids… I need to do that with him next time we are together…)

    look at all the LOVE! (still have not tried Love Grown, I’m the only one). ;) and I LOVE Molly, she is such a bright smile to my day (and so are YOU!).

    hope you have a chance to sit today… if you want it! XO

  9. that pic of clara in the fan has officially made my day. love it!

    …and love you too (perhaps not as much as travis ;)! i hope things slow down a bit and that you take some time to enjoy the beauty in everyday life. hugs.