It’s not so much funny as it is interesting how quickly we can go from being all hopped up on faith and hope and so on and so forth to being really overwhelmed and exhausted. Because I think keeping it real is part of what we have to do when we are here together, I’m just going to put it out there: I’m a tad bit (ok a lot-a-bit) stressed. We have had several fiascos, the details of which are not relevant to share. But fiascos none the less. And add to that a four year old who is having unreliable sleep. Ok, that’s not accurate. She’s having reliably bad sleep. Put all that together, add to it that the Lord is working on some way-great stuff in our lives, and it’s no wonder we feel like we’re really under attack spiritually and are just. so. darn. tired.
Looking back over the week in photos is a big encouragement. That’s one of the things I love so much about this weekly exercise. It’s easy to sometimes lose the little moments that slip by unless we capture them in a photo. I look back and see that God is here, He is doing crazy-amazing stuff in our lives, even though He guarantees in His Word that we will have troubles and face difficult things. He is here. He is handing me tiny moments to treasure and tuck in my heart.
I spent some time organizing stuff for moving, and it was so wild to see some old pics. So I had to photograph my photos. Please enjoy how young I was….
Ok, the kids are cute, too.
While at my mom’s, Sage and Lia found my old ballet recital costume. Has a less cool ballet recital costume been made? At any point in time? Anyway, my mom rocks, so she kept such treasures, and lo and behold, Sage and Lia made this sweet “parody” of my recital photo. Enjoy.
Sometimes “best sisters” have fun making weird selfies.
When she first asked me to take her to see the statues, I thought Sage was expressing interest in art history and requesting a museum trip. This was incorrect. She was thinking of Old Navy… We have a lifetime to cultivate a deep appreciation of the arts, I suppose.
Painting this house WILL GET DONE, you guys. We are actually on a roll now, with a fantastic professional painting team working on the top floors, and we will do the rest of the bottom ourselves. Sage is a big helper. She only had one section of her hair coated in Sherwin Williams paint in Wool Skein… In my world, that’s doing pretty well.
After our Chinese lunch, we went to the bookstore to kill time while people were looking at our house. Sage did the only normal thing a girl could do: She found a child she didn’t know and began to play Power Rangers with her. They did kung-fu moves, killed each other several times and laughed like crazy. I tried to remain awake while seated on a stepping stool. (Hey, whatever happened to cozy seating areas?)
I totally paint houses like a nail tech. It’s like one giant French Manicure, painting the stained glass. (Don’t worry, I use a respectably sized brush on the siding,…)
Every time I think I will never have to go to Claire’s Boutique, I have a daughter who wants to go. Sage had fun with the sort of silly items. ”That’s not cool,” she said of the section of moustach-themed accessories. Although she did want me to photograph her, send it to Daddy, and write, “I don’t know who this man is, but I wanted to take his picture.” She’s a sneaky one. This week my exhaustion level has made timely dinner a stretch. Hence, my girls eating raw lasagna noodles before dinner tonight…. what have I turned into….?
I hope you will join in by sharing photos, or a favorite moment of the week, either on your blog or in the comments here. This is a blog hop, and you are totally invited to join in any week!!! Just remember how awesome it is of you to visit the other blogs in the hop, to say hi and let them know you came by from here.
My friend Beth has usually joined us (and is the tech-savvy one of us who gets these blog hop codes for us all – props to you, girl!!!), and last week she was in Guatemala – her week in photos is gonna be AWE-SOME. Don’t miss it!
The new friends I’m making doing this simple weekend blog exercise are such a blessing! I do hope you’ll join us. All this blog stuff is really about relationship more than just writing. Thank you for sharing some of your day with me. I look forward to getting to know you!