Summer has been an overwhelming time for me for many reasons, but blogging has had to go into the “when I have time category” and there has not been any of that! So here is my summer update, which is technically already over, although it sure doesn’t feel like it outside…
So first the BIG news, we gave up TV. We have been praying about it for months, but I was
patiently fearfully waiting until the right time, and finally decided that there wasn’t one. So one day, to the shock of my husband, after the kids were fighting once again over what show to watch, I unplugged the 48 inch beast, hoisted it down and into the closet. And that was it. We turned off cable and rearranged our room. It has been the best decision ever. And a total miracle because not one of my children have complained or whined about it, not once, CRAZY!!!! I mean we are talking about some TV loving kids, but not a peep. We did keep a TV plugged in upstairs for Friday night movie nights, so that is a nice treat for them and at least they won’t grow up totally weird. :o) I am truly so thankful that we did it. There are times it gets loud and hectic and TV would be an easy go to, but overall it has just meant a lot more of this…
In other news there have been plenty of things growing here besides my four kiddos
and plenty of water play of course. Which means loads of wet towel laundry-is it fall time yet? I’m ready for cool breezes and pumpkins ;o)
Despite the ever increasing noise levels there have been sweet moments of love
And beautiful smiles
There have been days like this
Caleb has been hard at work on more of his famous inventions
And we have learned that being confident in our masculinity is a wonderful freedom
Of course dress up is always a fun go to
He is going to LOVE his sister for this picture at about age 12!
There has been time with family
And a few days at the beach
A blissfull 2 hour date for our anniversary while Mae Mae and Papa held down the fort
And a precious reminder why we have given up artificial food dyes- we don’t miss you red #40 – But just look at those juicy red lips! ;o)
And a very fun visitor to our backyard. Caleb was in full animal discovery heaven!
SO that was our summer! Blessings to all and thank you for reading here and being a part of our life. I am always humbled, encouraged, and blessed by your comments and your care. Thank you!