Thursday, September 3, 2009

Busy and Blessed!

I can't believe that it is already September 3! Where did the summer go?! I'm so sad to see it almost gone, but at least we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

The last week has been a full one! We spent time traveling, visiting family and even doing something we've never done before! Of course, with the good comes the bad. I've also spent lots of time in reflection about life and feeling so sad for a couple of friends, Shan and Lacey & Jax, who are going through hardships, uncertainty and loss. Please continue to pray for them! Plus, as always, I'm dreading the end of summer and having to send my boys off to school again.

But, instead of focusing on the bad, here is a little of the good that we have been up to:

We've been relaxing and having fun in hammocks!



We've been filling Grandma and Grandpa's pond with fish!



We've been visiting family that we don't get to see very often!



We had fun playing with their pups!



And, even Gavin joined in on the fun with Grandpa!



Our trip last weekend was a long one, but definitely worth the miles!


We also spent a day at a Family Fun Center with another Grandma, an aunt and a cousin! The boys had a blast!







Finally, we did something that we've never done before. Joel and the boys picked much of the produce that was left in our garden yesterday and because we never know what to do with all the tomatos that we grow, we decided to try making homemade salsa!

Check it out!






YUM!!!



Now, I just need to learn how to can it, so that we can enjoy it year-round!

I hope all of you are enjoying your last days of summer as much as we are! We are SO BLESSED!

On a totally different subject; I think that all this fun and busyness is making me very forgetful! Have you ever sent your child to their room to think about their actions and then 2 minutes later, totally forget why you sent them there? I did this with Caleb this morning! He disobeyed me and I sent him to his room to think about what he had done and told him to come out a while later to tell me what he had thought about, while he was in there. A few minutes later he came out to ask if he had been in there long enough and I had forgotten what he had done in the first place! I had to ask him, "What did you do that was naughty?" Man, I must be losing my mind! Oh well!


"But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:5-6

177 comments:

Heather said...

So sorry about your friend Marie.What a beautiful little girl.Heartbreaking.Prayers to her family during this devastating time.

Have a safe and joyful weekend.You always seem to make the most of your days and the boys are always so happy.The salsa looks absolutely yummy too.And Gavin,darling as ever!

Michelle said...

First, I love the pic in the hammock. It is great! Looks like you guys had a nice little mini-vacation! The salsa looks absolutely delicious...hmmm, now I want salsa...

Lacey said...

My little Gavin, I love to come here and look at his sweet face. Looks like a great time with family. Mondo wants to do laser tag so bad. I'm going out of town this weekend. I really hope I come home feeling better. How is Shan and her family doing? I guess I can go to her blog and see for myself.

Annette Gysen said...

Adorable picture of the boys in the hammock! Looks like you've had fun and the trip went well :)! And the salsa looks delicious . . .

Alicia said...

The hammock pic is so cute!!

It looks like you have been having a great time squeezing every drop of summer left. Yay! That salsa looks delicious!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

You are so blessed!
I love the pictures, and that salsa made me hungry, but its 11:30 at night so Ill just go to bed.

Inspired said...

First - The picture of the boys in hammock is AWESOME!!! Seriously so cute!

Second - so happy you had a great time in Indy.

Third - Rena had a GREAT time with you guys. So sad that our schedule this summer hasn't allowed us to see you guys : (

Sending lots of hugs and kisses as I know you dread sending the kids back to school.

Love,
Julie

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