>Lately I have really been enjoying going to church, aside from fighting to keep Leila happy anyway, but I was ok with missing this past couple of weeks. The last time we were there John’s message was about a subject that I spend a lot of time thinking about. The message came down to priorities. We all have to keep our priorities in mind whenever a new opportunity or responsibility comes into our lives.
As a full time working mom, time management is a constant struggle for me. John put it quite simply when he said, “for everything you say yes to, you are saying no to something else.” I really liked this idea, and now whenever something comes up that is going to take away my time I have to ask myself, “If I say yes to this, what am I going to have to say no to?” Sometimes I find that I can easily sacrifice something else in order to say yes, and other times this question serves as a perfect reminder of the things in life that I need to keep at the top of that priority list, even if it means saying no.

I won’t get into all of the ugly details of my spinning mind, but I wanted you all to know that I am saying yes to updating this blog so I don’t get hounded about it the next time I talk to anyone in my family, and in return I am saying no to going to bed early! šŸ™‚

Things have been going very well at the Coobs house, we really are beyond blessed. Cory has gotten another promotion at work and is making his wife even more proud every day.

Leila is just amazing, such a funny little personality. Last Friday we went to this Mexican restaurant with Andrea and Steve, the food was terrible but the one benefit was that they gave you free dessert! Well Leila was eating her little dish of ice cream and she finished it off and said, “More!” Her daddy, who was sitting right next to her said, “I’m sorry Leila, you can’t have more your dish is empty.” Leila proceeded to reach across the table with her spoon and scoop the rest of Cory’s ice cream up and stick it right in her dish.
That girl just kills me!

I am doing really well, Winter is always hard on my moods, and this winter has been terrible! I have been trying to keep on top of things by taking some vitamins and getting in some work outs. Last night I completed the work out for week 6 of 9 in the Couch to 5K program. I am up to running 2 miles, and it isn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be! I haven’t signed up for a 5K yet, but I was looking at the path for River Run online and it makes me nervous. I am really scared to actually sign up and commit myself to it. I think I might go run the race route when the weather gets a little better to help boost my confidence. I know that I can do it, and I have 2 more months to train, I am just a wuss.

If you have some extra prayers to spare, please say one for my friend Amanda and her husband Bryan. Amanda gave birth to their son Henry last week who died in the womb at 23 weeks. My heart aches for them and I know that they can use all of the prayers they can get to get through this very difficult time. It breaks my heart to think of anyone losing a child, but when it is my own dear friend I just feel so helpless to make things better. Life isn’t fair.

I am sure that there were other things I was going to share, but now they have escaped me. We haven’t really been taking all that many pictures lately, but I will leave you with this cute one that Cory took a couple of weeks ago. Right now it is his instant messenger picture at work, so everyone can see our little princess! šŸ™‚


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