Today I've just felt a little sad, a little lonely and overwhelmed, and once again not good enough. Sometimes I just really suck. Which is dumb - I know - I will never. ever. be good enough, and I do suck in a lot of ways - but isn't that the point? The reason we need Jesus in the first place? Anyways - my heart is lifted when looking at these random pictures from our week(s). Life really is good, and overall doesn't suck so much after all. It's all about perspective and not staying in your own pity party too long. As the kids often say - without the proper "r" a party can quickly turn into a potty and no-one wants an invitation to a potty. SO, it's time to get out of that potty and move on! Enjoy the random sneak peek into our week!
Found this little guy in our garage and we had to catch him for a little investigation. He was a fast booger:
I've been reading Harry Potter to the younger two (mostly Bethany, Shep usually falls asleep) - but Bethany decided that I was too slow and she would be better off taking things into her own hands. I love seeing her walking around with this huge book in tow. She can't be bothered to put it down and has been reading a little bit every day. Ah - brings back memories:
We've been trying to soak up all the sunny weather we can, it's been beautiful around here. A few weeks ago we went to the park and I made the kids exercise with me. Shep thought this hill was too steep so Beth came back up for him to help him down. Talk about warming my mommy heart -
After our exercise time they played at the park for almost 2 hours! I had to continually tell myself to chillax. They were having so much fun and getting along fabulously - and yet I kept wanting to move on to the next thing (which there wasn't really a next thing this day). Trying to work on enjoying the present - and really being present!
I may be partial - but she is just all sorts of fabulous. I sometimes think back to the first week with her - I cried and cried. I didn't want a girl. It was too scary, too messy, too much - and Lord knows she can be scary, messy, and too much . . . but God knew how much our family would need this one.
She's such a gift to us.
The kids decided to hold their own car wash and wash all their toys - which quickly turned into an all out sponge and water war. There was so much giggling. I'm gonna hold onto that memory when it's dead and freezing in february!
She's SO proud of herself when she finds a huge stick. It's hard not to smile when she's trotting around the yard showing off her treasure:
Fall means firepit. I could sit at the firepit every night - one of my most favorite things to do:
Fall also means soccer. I may not be a huge fan of the sport, but I'm a huge fan of this kid - and he sure looks cute in his uniform:
If gnomes could talk . . . I think this old chap would have quite the story to tell. The kids found his top half and went searching and searching for his bottom half with no luck. Then, a few days later a friend was over and her little boy tripped over the bottom half while playing in the yard. Totes normal to have disconnected gnomie legs in your yard, right?
She was playing teacher and kept having Shepherd come in for lessons after his "recess". When I asked her how it was going she said "well, I think I'm letting his have a little too much recess but also I really am teaching him stuff!!" We used to play school for hours and hours and hours - I was always the teacher. My poor siblings . . . it's a wonder they ever played with me!
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Here's to a weekend being present in the present with those that are present. And to grace . . . for myself and for others. WHEW!!