As I mentioned before, we are not royalty–just in case anyone was still unsure about that. BUT, I decided to bring breakfast up to the girls this morning. They both came in around 6:30am, and I let them sleep in my place while I went downstairs to enjoy some coffee and The Word in the quietness that is extremely rare around here…but OH so nice…and I am feeling quite giddy at the thought of tomorrow. Josh and I are leaving tomorrow for 24 hours away for a Marriage Retreat with our Sunday School class. I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! Why would I be so excited you might ask? I can’t figure out if it because I will get alone time with Josh (I am trying to figure out how to discreetly throw his cell phone out the window–any suggestions?) or maybe it is the facial AND a swedish massage (not sure what the swedish part has to do with it, but I don’t care) or if it is the luxury of eating and only feeding myself (I hope Josh will excuse me if I try to stick some mac-n-cheese in his mouth or ask him to say “AHHHH” so that the food will get all the way in his mouth) or hanging out and actually having conversations with so many sweet friends the Lord has blessed us with….and in all this fun, I am praying the Lord will meet us where we are in our marriages and give us glimpses of where He wants us to be in them…I have been praying specifically that Josh and I will reflect Christ and the Church to our kids, to our friends and to strangers more effectively….
Gotta say a special thank you to Mary (and Ben and Katherine) and the Baker family for watching our three munchkins. It is so easy to leave when you know such wonderful people are taking care of your kids. Y’all are the best!!! And just ignore the girls if they ask to eat their breakfast in bed! Ha.
I need to add some pictures for the grandparents. I haven’t been taking as many pictures as I probably should these past few weeks. I think I am just cold all the time, so my brain isn’t quite working right. I don’t see how people live up north. I am near miserable just walking into the garage for two seconds to put our recyclables in their bucket. OK, so that is an exaggeration, but I am REALLY cold when I walk out there. And it stays pretty cold in our house. The stairwell is the warmest place in the house, but it is not very comfortable to hang out on the stairs all day…and can be downright dangerous with Mack around. So we just stay cold. ( I can hear my dad say, “You think it’s cold in here? Just step outside and you’ll know cold.”) Ha.
So, in keeping with the “freezing cold” conversation, here is what the kids have been doing a lot of…not really laying around, but just being in the house. Mack loves the remote and does his best to hang on to it once he gets it in his hands. That is, unless Josh is around. He gladly takes it straight to him. What is that about??? He will even take it out of my hand (the TWO times I have ever held it) to give it to Josh. How do they already know that men hog the remote? Craziest thing I’ve ever seen.
We went to my room mate in college, Paige’s, little girl’s birthday party. It was in Dallas, GA. The kids had fun feeding the geese. Molly made her way to the cake that was intended for Ila Belle to dig into…but as soon as Molly saw another girl stick her fingers into the cake, she was quick to join in on the fun.