Sometimes, blogging is the last thing I feel like doing. I’m not crafty. I’m not witty. I’m definitely not smart. At my best, I’m just a sinner saved by grace. At my worst…well, we won’t go there. This past week was one of those weeks where I just needed to be offline. While I wasn’t blogging, I was most assuredly living. I enjoyed being with my family, taking a quick trip away with my sweetheart (and getting to visit a friend on the way), and reading some good books.
To catch up, I’m writing this “hodge-podge” post. The dictionary defines this word ( these words?) as the following: heterogeneous mixture : jumble “a hodgepodge of styles”. That about sums it up! Here are some photos of life around my hacienda and beyond during the last week. I only hope it all makes sense. Thanks for reading.
Lauren making her selection from the kids’ cookbook last week.
Here’s the finished product: Striped Pudding Parfait! It is chocolate pudding, Cool Whip, strawberries and bananas. It was very tasty! 🙂
Hard at work.
While the others do school each day, this guy gets to look cute. And he does that so.very.well.
Laci took a break between outfit changes to watch Tangled. We all took a break to sing “the work song” with Rupunzel. We love that movie.
A helping hand? Uh-uh. A helping body! Matthew was about to fall in the dryer trying to reach a wash cloth for me!
I enjoyed getting to see my friend Ava, and her sweet Gracie last week! We were passing through and had to stop, even though it was quite early. 🙂 Hello, Ava
and Gracie!! Ava is definitely a kindred spirit and I’m blessed to know her. A true friend takes you in before breakfast, and that’s what Ava did. 🙂
A game of checkers. Matthew was lying on his stomach watching them, but I missed the photo op!
Leslie gave Matthew a piggy-back ride. That girl is the biggest helper, all of my kids are, but Leslie has a very sweet and sacrificial spirit. She loves taking care of others. I hope and pray she keeps that servant spirit forever.
Below is a short video of her giving Matthew a ride. I love Matthew’s expression in it!
Thanks, again, for reading. I hope my next post will be less… miscellaneous!