Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Cell Phone Woes and Life in General
Lilo's Hawaiian BBQ. It was yummy! Steve didn't like it, though. We also got to go shopping with just Lily, talk about easy!!!
Yesterday, I was still in bulk-cooking mode and made four casseroles! My freezer is filling up with meals and it feels so good. They will come in handy when soccer season comes (Sept and Oct).
The weather has finally cooled off some and we are venturing outside more. I love it when my kids can play outside. We all get along better when we can have a bit more space.
I homeschooled today and it went fairly well. Attitudes haven't been too bad. I'm just glad life has slowed down some.
The kids want to sleep outside in the tent tonight. We are considering. It usually ends up being a huge mess, by the time the kids "move" out there and it is a fight to get them to put everything away (books, blankets, toys, pillows, twelve sleeping bags, you name it). I still think they would have fun sleeping on the trampoline. We haven't tried that yet.
Lily has had a fever on and off the past two days. She got her shots yesterday and her legs were hurting her pretty bad. I just hold her and nurse her a lot. She is getting so chubby and cute! Her thighs are just adorable.
I will leave you with a blurb from "Devotions for a Sacred Marriage" that really encouraged me today.
"It's not so much that your marriage is difficult; the state of marriage is difficult. Don't be discouraged. It's the price we pay for a glorious return. Certainly, there's a place for the how-to approach; we can learn how to communicate better, how to resolve conflict, and a host of other skills. But we can't overcome the reality that it'll never be easy to be married...I know of few other challenges like it; certainly, I can't imagine any that last as long and test you so personally and so deeply. But that, in an odd sort of way, is its very appeal: "The one who can accept this should accept it."...The difficulty of marriage is both its challenge and its glory. It can make us, and it can break us. It may indeed be a difficult road, but it is a holy road that can lead us toward God."