Week in the Life, day four... still working on this. This has been time consuming, but rich as I photographically document life here and, as a result, notice so much that I would usually pass by, without a second glance. Each day when I download my pictures I am always surprised.... both by the breadth of what happened here in a totally normal day, but also by how much a series of photos can capture. This daily thing.... this life~ how amazing it is to be able to freeze the reality of relationships and of us growing and maturing as we do such ordinary things as cook, clean, laugh and relate to those we love.
So anyway, here's Thursday at our house:
Honestly this week has been a hard one for me in some ways, blessed but hard. I just haven't felt well, plus I've desperately missed my honey. (Tom was at this conference in Orlando)
A good friend gave us a bunch of clothes and a huge bag of fabric. The boys were thrilled to get to look through the bags.... it's like Christmas to them. Thanks Jo-Ann!!
A little early morning sweeping....
About 10:00 am it started to rain.
We needed a new batch of granola.
Some school work completed.
It wasn't long until the boys had to go play in the little creek that runs fast through our yard when it rains.
A mid-morning snack...
Rainy kitchen window...
Back in the kitchen to make some bread.
Too dark today for a good picture, but yummy raisin bread on a cool rainy day...
Creative fun on a rainy afternoon...
Beans cooking for taco salad dinner.
In the evening, the boys enjoyed listening to Focus on the Family radio theater.... totally engrossing.
Finally it was time to leave for the airport to go get Tom! Yay! Jake, Gabe and Abbie rode along with me. We listened to the "Father Gilbert Mysteries" by Focus on the Family on the way there (a 55 min. drive). Theses are really good, but most definitely for an older audience.
I'm so glad to have Tom home again! I've got more to share here, but we're in the midst of living our Friday, so I need to go.
Honestly I have struggled a little with these posts this week.... afraid it is way too much about me/us. But I have *really* enjoyed reading about other people's "Week in the Life" (Cinnamon's posts have been great!), so I am continuing work on this and hope that in posting this I have been an encouragement to someone.