Sunday, July 10, 2011
Seven Quick Takes
Hello Friends, we have had a busy week as usual. Here is a seven quick takes for this past week:
1. Our precious baby girl turned one last Friday. Matt was able to take the day off, so that Annagrace and I could take Lilly Faith for pictures. She did great, and we got cute shots. After that we ate Chick-fil-a, and it happened to be cow day, so we received a free sandwich. I had to wear a cow hat to the register in order to qualify, but the girls loved the hat, and I loved the free sandwich.
2. Today we tried to take a family swim, but just as we got everyone into the pool it started thundering. Of course we got no rain, but Daddy wisely led everyone out of the water for safety. Therefore, we went upstairs and started the project of moving Lauren out of the little girl's room back into her own room. Abbie Joy recently started climbing the latter and took a fall this past week off of the latter. This resulted in a bad bruise on her leg. We decided we should separate the beds. It actually has worked out really nice. I think everyone was excited about the new arrangement.
3. I read this quote by C.S. Lewis and liked it, "If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it's not so bad."
4. My husband is currently playing with my cell phone trying to decide which alarm to set so that I can wake up for VBS
tomorrow. He is having fun playing the different options. There is even a rooster sound that can wake you up or a woman singing, "Goodmorning." I opted for neither of those.
5. I am reading One Thousand Gifts by Anna Voskamp. It is a beautifully written book urging the reader to see all the beauty in the simple things. To cultivate a heart of gratitude and to see the things we often miss because we are too busy to notice. I have not finished but have been really moved by this book so far.
6. Matt and I are attending a Sunday School class on church history. Right now we are studying the church in the middle ages. It is very fascinating, and we are learning a lot. It helps to bring clarity when you understand the church through the ages and different heresies that have popped up over and over. It makes it easier to discern when those same heresies resurface in our current culture.
7. Want to know one of my favorite laundry tips? Dawn dishwashing soap lemon scent. That stuff is a miracle on oil stains. You can put some on a oil spot, let it sit, and then wash. It works miracles. Now that my oldest is a little baker I find tons of oil stains on her shirts. It is not a problem with my handy bottle of Dawn lemon scented dish soap. :) Have a good week, everyone!