Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rules were meant to be broken!

I had a rule- a rule about blogging. I wasn't going to allow myself to blog unless my housework was done for the day- HA! What I (quickly) found out, is that my housework is NEVER done!!! I can work & work & work, & turn around- & there is more to do! So I have a different outlook now- the housework is going to be there- it will wait for me. My memory will not. If I go too long without blogging about our weekends, daily lives, fun moments, etc.- it leaves my brain- it does not wait. And I want to capture our memories- not have them leave on me. So there. My blogging for today is justified. I'm not going to feel bad about that basket of laundry staring at me, pratically begging to be folded & put away.

It's already Tuesday, but I really want to share our weekend! The little bro turned the big 2-5 (yay! lower insurance!) & we celebrated him all day Saturday! He requested that I cook(which was flattering)- so I did, & we enjoyed the day with my side of the family. We ate, watched a movie, played Wii, & of course ate some more! It was a fun day! I forgot how much of a blaze 25 lit candles make- haha! We are so proud of my brother & the man he is growing into. He has had more than his share of struggles in his life. To see him where he is now blesses us tremendously, & we are thankful for his life & how far he has come! He has the biggest, kindest, softest heart, & though I'm the big sister- I wish Icould be more like him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my favorite brother! We love you & could not be more proud of you!
Sunday, we rounded up for church- let me just say, Satan works extra hard on Sundays to keep us from making it to church. Jett is a pretty scheduled kid. I can guesstimate how things are going to go from day to day (for the most part). But not on Sundays. His schedule is ALWAYS "off" on Sundays- which throws our schedule "off"- which sends me into a complete tizzy. I like things to flow- to go as planned- & on Sundays the plan/schedule/flow simply does not exist. It is so frustrating! It would be so much easier to just stay home! But then I get to church, & hear the message, & know EXACTLY why it's hard to get to there- because I NEED to be there to hear the message, & Satan knows it! We are so blessed to have such a wonderful church - one where the word of God is preached, & where the people feel like family. It was an empowering message about loving others, & both Jared & I left feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, & ready to show the love of Christ to others!

After church, we came home, ate leftovers, & put Jett down for his nap. Jared & I seized the opportunity to cozy up on the couch to catch a couple zzzz's ourselves. Jett slept for almost 3 hours, & we appreciated that! To quote Jared, "It has been 6 months since we've had a nap!" He was super excited!!

We ended the day with a trip to the park. It was a beautiful evening, & we spent it pushing Jett in the baby swings & chatting with some other couples we met there. Jett absolutely loved swinging & watching all of the other kids play! It is so much fun spending time as a family- there is nothing I'd rather be doing!

It was a fabulous weekend! Simple, but full. Full of fun, love, & laughter! It doesn't get better than that!

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