Joshua 24:15

...choose you this day whom ye will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You Know You're In your 3rd Trimester When...

Last night I was reading a blog - "You know You're In Your Third Trimester When..." I wanted to add something to the list, especially since the comments were entered into a give away. Alas, I couldn't come up with anything since all the good ones were taken...probably because I'm in my 3rd trimester and 'thinking straight' doesn't come easy these days.

BUT TODAY!!! Today I have some things to add:

1) try to wash your hair with shower gel
2) try to lather with facial soap
3) ...getting off the couch takes mental preparation and a "YOU CAN DO IT" attitude
4) bump into your husband and children and you're still about a foot away from them
5) ...your baby (the one in your belly) and toddler bump heads or was that his bottom???
6) can actually feel limbs, heels and elbows digging into your vital organs
7) ...your belly moves in a wave-like motion and you're the only who cares because by now everyone else has already seen it several times and it's just not as exciting as the first time. hmph!

And then there's my my favorite that happened this morning while preparing breakfast...
8) forget to add the blueberries to the blueberry muffin mix.

My family may or may not be all in one piece by the middle of August!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Camp Cousins ~ Summer 2011

In June we had our family come for a week long visit. My brother wasn't able to make it due to work, but my {very brave} sister-in-law and the kiddos came to visit! She hitched a ride cross-country with her sister and her family in an RV then, rode the bus from Minneapolis to Indiana where I picked them up - that's the very brave part.

After a couple of quick pit stops in Indy ;) {one was to the Speedway} we headed home. The kids never skipped a beat! They picked right up where they left off this past Christmas! We had a very exciting week with many trips like The Air Force Museum - with our own private tour guide... my hubby, who I didn't realize has a vast array of Air Force information stored in his brain, not to mention all kinds of other historical facts. It made for an exciting trip for the kids - especially for the boys who had LOTS of great questions! We visited Carrolin Park in Dayton which gave them a good idea of our local history and many picture opportunities; which, the children enjoyed HA - note the sarcasm. And, of course, the best part, was going through the Wright Brothers' museum and seeing the Wright Flier. We enjoyed the sprayground at one of our local parks and the big wooden playground at another park. They had a "Movie Party" and we took them out for ice cream one night.

We did a lot of driving around getting from place to place so I cashed in on the opportunity to show off some of the quaint and beautiful neighborhoods in our area. We drove through Oakwood and Sugarcreek, which my sister-in-law loved! She was also very enamored with all the GREEN!!! Did I mention they live in the high desert in California?? =D And for those of you who are wondering... YES this was all part of my great plan! I am planting seeds in their hearts so that they will one day move out here!!! mwuahahahahaha!

One of the highlights of their stay was taking them to church with us. It is always a blessing for our family to meet our church family. I think they appreciate getting to know the people who surround us on a weekly basis. We all enjoyed being in church together and there was great conversation and fellowship that I'm SURE was pleasing to the Lord.

A couple of weeks have passed since the visit and we are all glad they came, but miss them a lot. I can't wait for the time when we won't have to say good-bye anymore. Some day the Lord will grant us the desire of our hearts.