July 31, 2019

life lately...

Beginning again means that I have current stories to tell, and memories to share. Here's to last week...

1. Eric turned 50. How's that for a BIG deal?! 
We celebrated with red, white, & blue, and the man on the moon. 
His parents remember watching the moon landing while they were 
in the hospital with their newborn son!

2. A little corn-hole game between my son & I. He won. 

3. Cheers to saying YES! We really didn't have other plans anyway, 
so we drove MILES to the 5th (?) closest Cooper's Hawk for dinner and a wine tasting. 

4. Have you been to Nothing Bundt Cakes? 
They are delicious and we are hooked. 

5. Laughing is my favorite... and when it's with HIM, it's my extra favorite. 

6. I think I like a flight of ice cream better than a flight of wine... 
this was perfect for sharing!

7. This arrangement made me smile.

8. This young woman also made me smile.
She was in our first youth group way back when, and her kids are just about
the age ours were when we took that on. She made us a delicious lunch,
we visited with her family, and it was a beautiful couple of hours!

9. I've been seeking the summer sun...and have had some opportunity to bask in it!

July 30, 2019

the bravest...

Our girl completed her service with the Lutheran Young Adult Corps just about a year ago, and let me tell you, she loved almost every minute of it. New adventures, new faces, new places...and serving our Great Big God every step of the way. She's the bravest. 

Her Mom would have thought: that sounds fun! and then kept on with what she was doing... staying in her little box {which is very nice, by the way.} But not Laura. She's a leap-er. I more than kinda envy her courage.

In April, after being home from her service just about seven months, she leaped again... to Denver. She had been planning it for a while, just waiting for a room rental to open up in her friend's house.  And then... it was time. She packed up three suitcases, we ordered some furniture from Amazon, and we kissed her goodbye at the airport. I am truly in awe.

So...how is it going? She has a new job that she really likes - and they really like her! She is all signed up for a class so that she can be a lead preschool teacher. She has learned the public transit. She has made friends.

She's the bravest. And we are really, really proud of her.

July 29, 2019

where to start...

When you've been away for so long... it's hard to know how, and where, to begin again. I'm not sure why I have to remind myself of that, as it seems my life can often be series of new starts. Writing, healthy living, home-making goals...along with the ever-changing status' of my kids.

Just make progress.
It's okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs.
It's okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again - and again.
Just make sure you're moving the line forward.
Move forward.
Take baby steps...
Then change will come.
And it will be good.
-Lysa TerKeurst

Today I'll take a cue from my brave girl, and leap right in...
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