Thursday, September 3, 2015

What I Learned in August

1. Shooting skeet may be my new favorite sport. 

2. Getting to drive by a castle that you cannot actually explore may be a new form of torture. Seriously, people, have a heart!

3. Tomatoes are so pretty when they're in a bowl, but after you spend 2 whole days making sauce and salsa and juice, they just look like WORK.

4. There is something about a live concert that makes me feel alive; especially when I persuade my sister and bestie to join me in front of the stage! (You're welcome guys.)

5. The messier it is, the more fun they have! Can someone explain that to me?

6. It pays to make that phone call! You just may end up with an executive suite and a king size bed, instead of a standard room with double beds.

7. Babysitting a cuddly nephew is a new form of recreation around here.

8. Ginger Gold apples make a perfect sauce, thick enough to please my man and sweet enough to eat without sugar. One more first world problem solved! 

 9. Basically nothing beats quality time with my man.

10. Every girl needs besties that spoil her, and enough belly laughs in one evening to give your abs a work out!

What did you learn in August?


  1. In August, I learned that it's good, and prefered, for your child to question faith, and God, in the context of your home, and that she know it's safe and okay to do that- to wrestle through and work out her salvation; God can handle it, and He gives us the wisdom to handle it too. I also learned that while taking a bus with 40-some Fresh Air Fund kids is an unconventional way to get to NYC, the two days of free time with your husband is beyond valuable. Often, in the middle of kids, responsibilities, roles, and work you forget to have fun with your spouse. It's great to remember that not only do you love them, you actually kinda like them, too! Oh, and I learned that I really, really, really like shows on Broadway, but I already had a sneaky suspicion that might be the case! And, in August, I experienced first hand that God gives grace when you need it and not beforehand. If you'd asked me a few weeks ago if I was ready for another year of homeschooling I would have said, "Absolutely not!", but in little ways, since then, God has moved my heart and mind to the point of being excited for what's to come. The theme verse He gave me from Joshua 23 was a big part of that, "The Lord has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you. One of you routs a thousand because the Lord your God fights for you, just as He promised. So be very careful to love the Lord your God."

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