Sunday, February 27, 2011

A New Week!

After the crazy week we had, washing clothes and packing for a trip, driving to Indiana for a funeral, driving home in the snow while my hubby tried to find a good place that had WiFi so he could send a couple emails for work, I am looking forward to starting a new week.  I have some fun things up my sleeves this week!  Stay tuned to my blog to read about them as they happen.  (Some are surprises for the Bru Crew, so I won't post them yet.)  I usually do my school planning on Sunday afternoon for the rest of the week.  I find that in the afterglow of worship, planning my school week is more in tune with what God wants for my week.  Ultimately, that is my desire anyway.  I can plan whatever I want, but if it isn't what the Lord desires and plans, I am wasting my time!  Time is too precious to waste.

"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain." Psalm 127:1a 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday

It's Thankful Thursday. As I sit in a hotel in what my FIL calls a frozen wasteland, I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for our safe arrival last night, even if we got here at 1 AM. I am thankful that the rain held off until the very end of our trip, at which point Dan was rested enough to drive again. I have a hard time seeing well enough to drive in the rain, especially at night. I am thankful to have known Dan's grandmother whose life and homegoing we celebrated today. I am thankful to have seen so much family today, even under the sad circumstances. I am thankful for the children behaving so well during the funeral mass. My children are typically very good in church anyway, but not being Catholic, I thought there might be some questions about why the priest was doing this or that. Those may come still, but I'm thankful they didn't loudly come during mass! I am thankful for a nap. For those of you that know me well, you know I'm not a good nap taker, especially if some of the children are not napping, but since we have 2 adjoining rooms, the two none nappers listened to iPods in the other room from the nappers, and I slept! Lightly enough that when they were done, I knew it, and I got up, but it was good rest.

Lastly, and most important, I'm thankful for my salvation and Savior. Acts 16:31 promises us that if we believe on the the Lord Jesus Christ, we will be saved.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trying again!

I have dropped blogging as things got busy over the summer and then the new school year started, but as I've been reading the blogs of friends, I'm encouraged to continue my blog. The timing of this decision isn't excellent since we are busy enough this week with a rather unplanned trip North for a funeral, but that's okay. I have gone back through and edited the names of the children to make it a little less private.

I have to share a cute story with you, Smiley was climbing a tree in the front yard one day this week, because it has been unseasonably warm for February and we have taken advantage of it! I overheard her talking to herself, and having a pretend conversation with someone else. I could tell b/c the "other" person had a different voice. ;) She came out of the tree and proceeded to tell me the whole story. So-and-so's mom asked her, "What? Are you famous or something?" And Smiley answered, "No, I"m not famous. I'm just cool!" I was so tickled by that statement that I laughed off and on for the next hour.