McCarty Happenings: April

Sometimes I wish my husband was a bit more irresponsible.

Like would it kill him to skip work one day for FUN or take a sick day?

Yes. Yes, it would.

Now, I have to admit, his "Adultness" and work ethic were a huge draw when we were dating. He has an excellent work ethic, is kind, supportive, devilishly handsome... I mean I married the man after all.

And if I was the only one to notice how awesome he was, it would probably make my life easier.
Sadly, you can't hide that kind of awesomeness... everyone stinkin sees it.

That leads us to our newest McCarty Adventure. Starting on Monday Bryan will be a part of a super cool special project for 20 weeks where he will spend each week in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Seriously awesome city to have a project in and Monday through Thursday he will be eating much better seafood than me... if he liked seafood as much as me. Which he doesn't.

But also Monday through Thursday I'll be hoofing it on my own.

Which for my children might be a scary thing.

It won't be an easy summer. I really like Bryan. He's my best friend and I talk to him ALOT.
But it won't be an impossible summer. I've been blessed to know many great women who have to deal with husbands who go over seas or work three weeks on so that is an encouragement to me. This is done often. I won't be alone. It can be done!

While I'm not too excited to grow up while he is away and actually have to make dinner every night...
It definitely won't kill us. Well... my cooking might...

But please keep us in your prayers. I'm excited for his new opportunity and I believe in him that he will always give his best. He is my favorite.

I'm excited to try and also give it my best without him there every day and when I fail... cause I will... I know each day I can start over and try again.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.   
Lamentations 3:22-23

How beautiful and comforting is the love of the Lord. [insert a zillion heart emoji's here]

- Jessica


It’s been awhile hasn’t it?

Like… since May last year… been awhile.

Life goes by so fast and then POOF… it’s just a collection of great memories and photos.

Ethan turned 3

Ezra turned 1

Elliot turned 5

This year has been a bit of a trial over here in McCarty land with medical issues, new job opportunities and three children under five.

Granted I have the three children all the time… but all the time it is crazy and most days I'm not super at it! 

But while we have our ups and downs God is still faithful to keep working on us. And one thing He has been working on me is getting this blog up and running because while it is easier to capture life in a tiny facebook status update… that isn’t really capturing life.

I could give you a ton of excuses why I haven’t blogged, most of them being I’m super lazy and would rather binge watch a show but… these three reasons might be a better explanation:  

1.     I haven’t had anything great to say.
a.     I have this nagging feeling in me that if I’m going to take up your time to read my blog, it better be something worth saying.
That was putting a lot of unnecessary pressure on me. I wanted every post to be a “Make your life 10x better post” and honestly… You shouldn’t be reading a blog for that. That is crazy. If I make you smile then the time I spent on here is worth it but you might also like getting to know me better… I am stinkin hilarious. I mean just sayin…
2.     It takes a lot of time…
a.     Blogging is kind of time consuming… and children are kind of time consuming. Many people can do both at the same time. I’m not very good at it so I choose to do the one that was way more important: Kids.
Will I be writing on this every day? Ha! But I can definitely try for more than once or twice a year… These years are precious and fast. I gotta hold on while I can.  
3.     I was a bit afraid…
a.     I fear more and more for the world around us. I had a fear that if I kept blogging that someone would get a hold of one of my blog posts, take it wrong and I’d suddenly have CPS knocking at my doorstep to take my children away because someone didn’t think I knew what I was doing. First: I don’t know what I’m doing. Second: Is this an extreme fear? Yes… but is it????

So with all those factors… I kinda let my sweet McCarty Designs fall to the wayside for a bit.

But I shouldn’t. Because one day this might be the only thing my children read about their mom... since I am super not a journal kinda person and if they look at my planner they are just gonna think mom was super OCD with the color coding. (I may or may not use 8 different color pens to keep my life on schedule…)  

Now you know why you haven’t seen me… but how about I show you what I’ve been up to and we can start off a new year of blogging with excitement!

Here is to the rest of 2016!

So let’s spend some time catching up and getting to know one another again.

I think it’s going to be great fun.

- Jessica