That's what a vacation will do for you! We just got back from Chicago where the weather is amazingly PERFECT. Atleast in July. I certainly have no desire to be there in the winter. I tagged along with Michael for a business trip. While he was off learning doctor stuff I was walking...and walking...and walking through the Woodfield Mall. That mall is enormous. I should have lost 15 pounds from all the walking (and during that 8+ hours of mall walking I had a 20lb baby asleep in her carrier on my back) but I made sure to counteract that excercise with plenty of tasty food. Now I feel fat but I just include that in the "new woman" package. Paisley came with us and we left Haley and Haven with Grandma. I can't believe how in 2 days the kids look like they've aged a year. Paisley got her fifth tooth while we were gone and got completely spoiled from being held all the time. Now I've got some retraining to do. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 days of watching TV, shopping and eating I am very glad to be home. Not too excited about resuming all of my chores however doing them is much more enjoyable than living in the effect of not doing them.
James 1: 2-6 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
2 Timothy 3:12 (NKJV) Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Books We're Reading
* Bible (daddy to family morning and night) * Hank The Cowdog book 1 (mommy to kids) * The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Autumn) * Treasure Island (daddy to family) * Uncle Tom's Cabin (Autumn) * Desiring God (Michael) * Be Fruitful and Multiply (Michael) * Secret Garden (mommy to kids) * Managing Your Chores (Autumn) * Common Sense by Beck (Autumn)
Books Read (since July '09)
* Charlotte's Web (mommy to kids) * Biblical Hermeneutics (Michael) * Island of the Blue Dolphins (Haley) * Liberty and Tyranny (Michael) * Sinner by Dekker (Michael) * Teaching the Trivium (Michael) * The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (mommy to kids) * The Duggar's 20 & Counting (Michael) * Little House In The Big Woods (Haley) * Abel's Island (Haley) * Black Like Me (Autumn) * Farmer Boy (Haley) * Preparing Sons for a One Income Family (Michael) * Stuart Little (Haley) * Stuart Little (mommy to kids)