Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A little bit of random on Tuesday....

I am currently sitting in an extremely quiet house having a cup of coffee....niiiice.

Contemplating my day...my last with all 3 kids in the house.

I have forgotten how hard it is to keep my house clean with all 3 kids here!!!  I am constantly picking up, wiping up, or something all day long.  It's exhausting!!!!  Yes, you would think with the 3 kids being grown, they could pick up after themselves.....their mother did not train them well.  :)  But seriously, there is just more mess, more dirt with more people.

I am studying through the life of John this summer in my quiet time.  John reminds us over and over to love one another.....to follow God's command, to love your brother.  Having my children home, reminds me of how difficult that is.  If we could stay to ourselves, it would be easy.  but more people brings more dirt and more mess......and more messy relationships that are hard to love.  
I can't do it without Christ. 

The pattern of things breaking at my house has continued.....argh!!  But I am holding on to the reminder God gave me last week that they are just things and I am trying to not focus on the fact that my $$ is just pouring out of my bank account......trying being the optimum word.  The good news I guess would be that nothing should break for a long time because everything is NEW now....right?!!!!

I am starting to get excited for our vacation in 17 days!!!  We are heading to Jackson Hole, WY while Jared is in Brazil on a mission trip.  We found a wonderful christian camp there that allows families to stay for a VERY reasonable price in the summer.  To make it better, I was able to get FREE plane tickets for us with CC points.  hey!  just found another good thing about things breaking...as you buy new ones, you get points!!!  I know, I'm digging.  A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!!  If you have never been to the Tetons....you NEED to go.  It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen......don't worry, I will have plenty of pictures to show you!

I guess, that is it.

Enjoy your day!


Rachel said...

Your trip will be wonderful! My mom loved driving through the Tetons too!

And sorry about the things breaking... that's no fun!

But glad you had some time with all three kids!

Rebecca Jo said...

Amen sister ... the more people, the more mess & dirt... alot in that sentence alone to learn!!!

Vacation? Can I stow away in your luggage?

Cathy said...

Thank you. I needed this post because I'm struggling with some of the same things. At least you made me feel like our family must be normal.

Hope you have a great vacation and I'm looking forward to the pictures.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Totally agree about the Teton's. loved our time there! It was just awesome!

Have a wonderful vacation.

Praying that the cycle of broken appliances will be over soon, but the benefit of the points is a good thing too! If it had not been for the frequent flyer miles and hotel point we would not have been able to have such a nice vacation...gotta love those perks!


Rach@In His Hands said...

Ugh, when it rains it pours, right?! Hoping that this streak is over!

How fun to stay a camp! We have a church camp near us that Josh is going to be helping out with occasionally this summer. I'm hoping to tag along with him and enjoy, too!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Ugh...stuff breaking, not so good. But yay for vacations! Looking forward to hearing about yours.

Beverlydru said...

I came over the other day and enjoyed catching up on some back posts but don't think I even commented so came back. Where has my blog-etiquette gone? Well,t he Tetons sound grand all right. Haven't been but want to so much. So I'll go virtually with you! YAY

Karin said...

Can't wait to see your pics! It sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

Lisa said...

June 21 is FREE National Parks day!