In my efforts to be more engaged with my family, (less or no facebook, checking email less frequently, and being on my phone and computer less) I have somehow neglected posting to the blog. So here is what we have been up to.
We have a garden that is flowering and growing more veggies daily. We will be overrun with tomatoes, pawning off our eggplant, and eating okra and cucumbers as they are ready. Our watermelon might take awhile but it sure is fun to watch grow.
We have been trying to be intentional about getting together with people. It is so easy to live in the day to day routine just trying to keep up with all the tasks at hand. We know God calls us into community for so many different reasons. Some of our friends here have been trying to have get togethers with new people at our church in an effort to expand who they know…love that. So we had an an improptu pool party thrown by our friends at our house. One couple made fresh caught fried fish and homemade hush puppies, another..who are farmers and want to build a sustainable orphanage…(oh so cool) brought veggies grown in their garden to grill, and another family brought ice cream cones and all the toppings. I didn’t know where the common thread was between us all…and wasn’t sure how we would all blend. We all had kids, 3 couples had new babies, we all loved God…but that was all I knew. I have to say it was amazing. It was fulfilling, it was interesting, it was refreshing, it was fun and it was challenging. It jarred me out of my cocoon to remind me why we are a church body. We need each other….. So here’s the same challenge for you. Take a step to be in community….
We (me Gress and Mcree) have been at the beach at least one a week for the past few weeks. We can’t get enough.
Mcree is a morning person, so much that he loves to wake up each morning at 5:30am (ok this morning at 2:30am) and talk until he realizes no one is listening and then starts crying. I have a feeling the paci might be going bye bye soon..because me waking up multiple times to stick it in his mouth is now getting old..and starting bad habits.
There will be a lot of swimming (or crying) going on here these next few weeks. We are in another round of swim lessons. 4 x week for 2 weeks. Crossing my fingers that something clicks. And Mcree loves the pool and any chance I get this summer he will be in it with us.
And finally, Gress is turning 4 at the end of this week. WOW. Time flies. He has been asking to have a birthday party so we are going for it. A cowboy pool party with a photo booth and all! It will be fun. And maybe some horseback riding again on his actual birthday. Photos to come.