My husband and I returned yesterday from our week long stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Our time away was amazing! A beautiful resort, stunning views, fabulous food, time with my husband and ample time for rest. I am so thankful we have the opportunity to travel and family back at home willing to watch our kids while we’re gone! Continue reading
Within the last few weeks, we had the opportunity to spend time with each of our kids individually. Our 7-year-old son attended a birthday party on a Friday night. My first reaction was to hunker down at home – a simple night in! But it was family night at the local children’s museum, and I knew the 3-year-old would love it. Is it fair for us to do family night without our son? Yes, we decided – it is definitely fair and a wonderful chance for the younger sister to get rare one-on-one time with mom and dad! It turned into a special, fun evening!
I went to a retreat this weekend. It was short – less than 24 hours; a small group – only 14 of us. There were no well-known, expensive speakers. We talked about God. The lodge was quite nice, weather lovely.
Sounds nice, you might say. Continue reading
May is a time of celebrations and endings. There are events to celebrate – Mother’s Day, graduation parties, Confirmation – and my daughter’s birthday. (Perhaps not on your list of celebrations, but certainly the highlight of her little world!) More about this vivacious 3-year-old next week. For now, I need to complete the commitment I made to write about faith practices.
We went out to dinner recently, just the four of us. My husband sat with our 6-year-old. They had a wonderful time talking, playing games and coloring the kids menu. I sat with our 2-year-old. I spent my time cutting up food, asking her repeatedly to just sit still, and attempting to figure out why she had taken her shoes off. I found myself looking ahead eagerly to the day when both kids were easy – wishing away ages 2 and 3! Continue reading
Our little family had one of those amazing Saturdays that you wish you could bottle up and pull out again when they are teenagers and want nothing to do with you.