June 20, 2009
June 3, 2009
- moving to a new town
- taking the boys to the park
- meeting new people
- ice cream
- start exercising again
- trying to get the boys back into a routine
- sleeping in
- dates with my husband
- grilling out
- trying not to get lost too many times in Ttown!
- movie nights
- getting tan by the pool
- spending time with friends
our summer is going to be fun... laid back... spent together!
this will be a first for us.
in the eight years that we have been married chad & i have done youth camp, i-camp, mission trip, national trip & then all the stuff you do in between with & for the youth every summer. its fun, no doubt with those crazy teenagers, but at the same time it left little or no time for us as a family.
this summer WILL be different. it already feels a little weird with chad not talking about or planning things for the youth.
i am sad - for the last 8 years this is all i have known. so many, many emotions. what keeps me going is knowing without a doubt that God wants us in tulsa. that excites me to know we are in "His Will"
i write all this to say that i will be here in the blogosphere hit & miss this summer. i have never been good at writing everyday & so i won't even try this summer.
this summer will be spent making great memories with my family!
June 1, 2009
Today's task is to share as few or as many everyday, little tips that you use to make your lives easier. You know- all those special tricks you might have to cook, clean, raise kids, work in the yard, and on and on!
1 - i have a list that i keep in the kitchen (on fridge) & write things down when we are low or completely out. if i don't do this i will usually forget. ha
2 - my husband & i both write thank you cards RIGHT AWAY when we receive something. if we don't then we usually forget & then it never happens. which is sad.
3 - i am always doing laundry. i don't like a full basket. i may do more washes but they are smaller, so easier & quicker to put away :)
4 - i always go to bed with a clean house. i love waking up to everything in the right place.
5 - to keep clutter down we clean out toys/clothes at the beginning of every new season.
6 - i give myself time outs. i walk away & then come back to the situation/problem when i can talk & handle it better than when i am upset or mad.