picture me {im}perfectly.where to start

i’ve been in a bit of a funk lately.
do you ever get in those?
sure you do.

i have been so 
overwhelmed by life.

and i think it’s growing 
as we get closer and closer to 
the big kids going to school 
(in less than a month). 
little K is off to preschool 
(for the first time).
and my sweet D is going to kindy.

man oh man.
how did that happen?
not only how is it august, 
but how is it that my first child 
is off to school?
real school? 
all day school?
how did that happen so quickly?

i get overwhelmed thinking
about all the things that need to get done.
there’s so much to do.
all the time.
and i have such a hard time balancing it all.
and getting it all done.

our schedule is changing by the minute 
and what i once thought our fall 
was going to look like 
is actually going to be very, very different.
i think.
i still don’t have a clear picture 
of what it’s going to look like. 
but that’s okay 
(as i tell myself over and over again)
because i don’t need to worry about tomorrow. 

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, 
for tomorrow will worry about itself. 
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34

(my to-do list that’s more like a to-do pile.
oh, and K’s pink golf ball.

but, i decided that yesterday was going to be different.
yesterday would not be filled with the never-ending lists. 

sometimes i just need to change the course of my day
and when i take photos, 
it usually does the trick.
yesterday was no exception.
yesterday i decided that i was going to
take it all in.
soak it all up.
not let the worries of the world get to me. 
and that is what i did.
and it was great.

i know that God is working all of this out 
in my heart 
because i am a planner to my core.
and this kind of stuff just throws me for a loop.
but it certainly forces me to cling to Him 
and cling to the now 
and not to the tomorrow.
as much as i so desperately want to.

so while L was in class,
the bigs and i got donuts.
and not just any donuts,
but the best donuts in the entire world.
the entire world.
Katherine Wolf says that 
this is one of her favorite places, too.

(always something on her nose.)

as i’m typing this up,
i’m wishing i would have gotten a second one to go.
my favorite is the maple bar.
just in case you were wondering.
because i know you were.

i am so so thrilled that 
so many of you have linked up!

head over to erin’s blog
and read about her day. 
because we all have days like that
and it’s so refreshing to read about it on the internet!

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal that we don’t have it all together.

i will post a 
picture me {im}perfectly
blog post every wednesday 
where you will be able to link up to your blog
revealing that:

you are not picture perfect,
your kids are not picture perfect,
your house is not picture perfect,
your crafts are not always picture perfect,

inspire and 
other women 
that none of us have it all together.  

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged. 

Cast all your anxiety on Him 
because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

1356. running into a nurse of mine. twice!
1357. donuts
1358. new kids’ scissors
1359. freeing up computer space
1360. seeing D’s eyes sparkle 
when he spends 
one-on-one time with his dad

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