Sep 17, 2015

September and the Son

Ack! I haven't posted in a while...and so I figure it best to pop in and say that, I am alive and well and that I'm busy as....I'm just busy!


My oldest two are back in school! The first week and a bit is going very well!  Catherine is in grade one now and Olivia is a year behind her age and so is in grade two this year.  This should be good to both challenge her but not overwhelm her...or so we hope!   Routine is settling in nicely and I'm happy for it....mostly! lol!!  The girls are enjoying their nightly reading homework and doing very well with it!  Crazy, they are no longer in the Kindergarten class! My ladies are so big! *sigh*




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Joe hasn't fully adjusted to the lack of siblings to annoy playmates and refuses to play outside without his big sisters!  So he constantly annoys Alice, which results in her screaming, which results in him annoying me....maybe I should have signed him up for pre-school?!?! ;) lol!!






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Dave's been busy working, a lot!! He's learning...or trying to learn, the art of scheduling!  It's coming but it's not always easy!  He wants to please everyone but there are only so many hours in a day and days in a week!  He's enjoying his work and that is great!  God is being faithful to provide and so we try to be faithful and trust!


I seem to have no end of projects and things on my to-do list...and so some things have fallen by the way side...*ahem, blogging!!?!*  I feel like, just as I start on one thing, something else is vying for my attention...and the days just speed along like that!  Nothing big, just projects, playing with the two Littles at home here, driving kids to school, visiting, cleaning house, hanging with hubby, Netflix (maybe time to cancel that?! lol!!), some reading (behind on that....see last point), and endless amounts of laundry!


We DID get away to the beach before school started!  It was a perfect day for it!!  And even though it was the long weekend, we practically had the place to ourselves! It was such a sweet, family, fun filled time!!  I'd love to think we will get there once more...but we did say, "Goodbye, until next year!" as we pulled away....






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I know it's almost, 'officially', fall but I'm just not feeling it!  Crazy, I know!!  I don't have any desire to let go of summer, I guess?!  I have enjoyed the few cooler days we had and remembered how much I love Fall cooking buuuut then the weather turned hot again and even though the leaves are changing, I just don't feel Fall.  Maybe it will come...and maybe not....maybe I'll just skip Autumn this year and gear up for the Christmas season?!  Last year it was opposite...so maybe that's just how I roll??


So yes...there you have it, September is in full swing and we're all alive, well and busy...but who isn't this time of year eh?!  That return to routine and schedules and that fresh start of the season, it's a great time of year!  I do hope to be back soon with some book reviews and maybe some project posts?!  But then who knows....


I feel antsy lately....like I'm waiting for something...but I don't know what....that's not descriptive, I know, but that's all I have....maybe this feeling will work out for me like the fog that blanketed the world this morning.  It was a mass of white that covered everything, until there was nothing to see, no fields, no trees, nothing but white....I knew...I trusted, that the world was still out there but I could not see it!


And then, the sun, it broke through and lit up the emptiness!  And so..thinking on that idea...I wait on the Son.  In my uneasiness, anxiousness, wonders and impatience, I will wait on Him to shine forth and show us the way!  His light is all we need and when I can 'see' nothing else, I can trust that He is there waiting to shine, at just the right moment!





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Praying you all have a blessed and God glorifying weekend!! ♥








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Sep 1, 2015

One Day at a Time


The sweet days of summer are coming to an end...a week today and my oldest two will return to school!  I'm shocked that summer is practically over!  We've enjoyed it, that's for sure, most days have been lovely and over all, I'm sad to see my big gals heading back....marking another spent summer in that elusive summer countdown until they are out of the house and on their own!



Ugh!


But I digress.  


Today they are colouring pencil cases for carrying their supplies.  Colour your own pencil cases....I want one!  I've asked to help them...but so far they have refused! lol!!  Mostly we are just hanging out these last few days, hoping to hit the beach at least once more, sneak in more play time and trying to figure out if we should ready ourselves with routine start up now, or just let it all go for the last week!?!







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As for my Hubby, he's been busy!! He's been working almost everyday since he was laid off, other then the time off for our vacation, which is a blessing, for sure!!  We pray the work continues but 'handyman' things tend to tapper off as the colder months set in....but no matter what, God has His plan and so we continue to take it, one day at a time!  Not always joyfully, nah...I'm not fully there yet, but we try!! lol!!



In other news, two photos that I entered into a 'local' Christian Radio station contest have made it into the finalists!!  I'd LOVE for you to head over there and give them a vote!  These are my two:



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 So just find them in the line up and cast your vote!!! (click 'Like' or leave a "vote" comment)  Buuut there are lots of nice pictures there...so if one of my two are not your favourite then pick the one that is! But I appreciate the support all the same!


Shameless plug...over!

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And well...that's about all I have as of late.  We've had family visits which were FANTASTIC!!  Bon fires with friends.  There are Netflix marathons and creative projects...more of the former than the latter...I'm ashamed to say! Hahaha!!  There are piles of dishes that never seem to end and side walk chalk art that doesn't want to wash away...one I enjoy more then the other...you guess which!  There are temper tantrums and tears and sometimes from the kids as well!  There is always the laundry to fold...always....and new toys to enjoy...for both young and old!  There are grumpy days with not enough coffee and fun days full of laughter and love!    There is looking ahead all while enjoying the now....and there are these summer days that will quickly melt into Autumn ones....







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And so, we take it as it comes, looking to our Lord, trusting in His care and hoping for the best.  That, it seems, is just how it goes...one day at a time.










But I will hope continually
and will praise You more and more.
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