"make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,
so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."

--1 thessalonians 4: 11-12

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

september 2012

september was a tough month.
there were plenty of good things,
but financially and emotionally,
it was really tough.
i will go into more detail once i finish
the summaries of past months,
but for now, this was our september:

a tearful goodbye to a sweet friend moving out of state,

a little saturday morning sleeping in,

a little undressing on the way to take the girls to school,
followed by our brakes totally going out
just a few minutes after this picture was taken.
we were barely able to miss being in an accident
and are so thankful for the lord's protection (and
the emergency brake after the accident was avoided)! 

i was lamenting our financial situation to jason
one night and the fact that i missed working on the house.
he gathered materials we already had on hand
and put together this desk to make our mudroom
more functional.
he is the best at lifting my spirits.
that is where i sit typing now and 4 months later,
 i have yet to paint that thing. ha.

i had another heart to heart with jason (i told you it
was a tough month) about my desire to enjoy the kids,
but the housework and self imposed guidelines of having
it totally clean when jason got home were preventing me
from doing so. the great guy that he is, jason told me
he would be much happier to see me playing with the boys
and have to help me with dishes when he gets home then
to not enjoy them and miss out on this time...so i took his
advice and the next morning, we went to the park. 
i hate going to the park...
but boys are amazing. i only had to endure equipment playing
for about 10 minutes and the rest of the time we explored the woods, which i loved! 

as an early birthday present, my dad gave me his
record player. i have wanted one forever and i loved his.
he couldn't find one like it, so he just gave it to me.
he's really great.
i think of him each time i listen to my 
glenn miller records, especially, since we danced
to glenn miller at my wedding.

i love this thing (and him, of course).

we celebrated my grandma's birthday,

and i got to take my boy on a froyo (frozen yogurt) 
and shopping date to spend his money from his birthday(?) 
that had fallen behind the drawer i kept it in and i had
found again. i love it when that happens. it's like finding
a $20 in your coat pocket from last winter.
anyway, we had an awesome time. 
he's hilarious--he chose 1 toy and the
rest were clothes.
this kid loves clothes but is the epitome of
"rough and tumble" at the same time.
i love him.

so we went out on a much better note than
we started on!

more updates to come...
thanks for reading.

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