I love 5 on Friday- all the things gathered in my head finally finding a spot to land.
Take No Prisoners
I feel like we are all finally coming out of the depths of grief. And with that I’ve found even more drive and determination. If I can help it, there will not be a single thing we look back on and say, “We lost this or that when our life changed.” The Mama Bear is coming out, and I am one driven and determined Mama.
I have just about mastered the grill, if I do say so myself! With summer coming, there is absolutely no reason to be stuck in the kitchen while the kids are outside playing! I’ll be right here watching their fun AND cooking dinner. This grill was actually my very first purchase with a blog paycheck, and I’ll be dang if it’s going to be wasted now!
I still have to balance Work-At-Home-Mom life, of course. Thankfully I have a job I can do anytime and anywhere. So when they play outside, I sit on the picnic table and work. And when Michael says, “Hey Momma, are you working or do you want to throw the football with me?” I can say, “Sure buddy, I’ll be done with this by the time you get the ball!”
And yes, that usually means working late into the night instead.
Just last week I mentioned how we needed to celebrate when we finally cut the grass with no issues. Well it happened this week! Mostly thanks to my Dad who spent two afternoons getting our mowers into shape. This week both mowers worked, neither ran out of gas, and the whole yard got cut in one day!
Miriam and Michael did the cutting while the other children and I picked up sticks, weeded, and tidied up. If you follow our crazy days on Instagram, you already know how I lost the three youngest children on yard work day, only to find them hiding in the tall weeds.
School’s Out for Summer!!
The kids are falling into a new and wonderful kind of busy- the creative summer kind. This week it kept them out in that field of tall grasses playing all kinds of games, like ‘olden day’ and ‘orphans’. Miriam even cut paths and rooms into the field with the mower.
Have You Entered?
This was a big week of reviews and giveaways on the blog. Make sure to enter those giveaways!
Win an ESV Family Devotional Bible here. I plan to use this devotional as Emily and Peyton’s Bible curriculum next year- it’s really great!
Win TWO Blue Orange Games, Fast Flip and Dr. Eureka here. These are perfect for family game afternoons to beat the summer heat!