Sorry I'm late posting...again!
These weeks! Where do they go and how does so much get put in them??
In general, I have learned the art of being content. Can you imagine if I was holding my joy for "when things slow down"?
Each day is filled with more blessings than I can contain and I'm so grateful for the strength God gives me for each new day. Only through HIM!
It was a bit painful waking up the day after the race (and the next two days after that!) but I dragged myself out of bed and packed up for a photo shoot. By the time I'd gotten most of the way there, it was determined it was raining too much to be outside, so we postponed.
When I finally got home, I was anxious to sit on the couch and get some time with the kids. We watched a very funny Winnie the Pooh movie that all four of us were laughing at.
I rarely watch tv at my house (two hours a month, if Shaun talks me into a movie), but on this day it was just right!
Shaun's project for several days this week was wiring our bedroom. Our home was built in 1895 so things like light switches and outlets are a rarity.
In order to do that, he had to open up parts of the floor on the third floor, and in order to do that, I had to move some
Shaun doubled our outlets (we now have two!) and added a light switch for the closet and one for the room...so fancy! (Try not to be jealous of our circa 1950 wallpaper).
I bought these tops for the girls to wear at Christmas. Why did I think they'd hang nicely in the closet until then??
Since the girls cheerleading practice night had gotten switched, just the five of us were home while Z was at football practice. I have no idea when the last time was that we sat down for a family dinner of five at home. Months, perhaps.
It was nice, especially since I'd spent six hours that day with Z "stuff"...continuing ed training, a meeting at his school with five others on "team Z" and a social worker visit.
The girls had a half day but Z did not so my three had several hours together. They played so happily in the girls room. In the rare times when he is gone and we are not, the kids play SO well together...they are happy doing the same little kid pretend games, Avery plays with dolls and Amanda is more cooperative.
When he's not here things are different...they just are. It was a blessing to listen to them imagine together and enjoy each other's company.
HERE, if you're interested.
Shaun left first thing in the morning and stayed overnight and all the next day to do sound for a men's conference. He was THE man!
I was tagged in this photo during the wedding I shot. (That's me on the far left). It was another out-of-the-house-on-the-go for fifteen hours day.
I asked him if he'd taken any pictures he said "no. I should have seeing all of them huddled under a blanket in the back of the truck...".
Alas, my third screen shot of the week. :)