Wednesday, April 21, 2010
till working on my "Week in the Life" album. You can read about this project here. I am *really* enjoying this... the process of really looking at our life has been so cool. Here are some of the photos that I took yesterday. Not all will necessarily make it into the album. I'll make final decisions about which to include next week.
I was up early Tuesday, spent some good time in the Word, then tackled laundry. I made a huge tactical error when I washed a cleaning rag which had some heavy-duty engine degreaser on it with the rest of our towels. The whole load smells terrible! Even after three washings in the hottest water.
I cleaned up the kitchen and started the dishwasher before breakfast... (funny how we can have the kitchen totally clean after dinner, but by morning I almost always need to run another load in the dishwasher or wash quite a few things by hand.)
The children were up at 7... older boys have animals to care for outside (goats to milk, chickens, etc.) the other children have house responsibilities which are done with varying degrees of diligence. So I check the work and encourage the "faint-hearted."
Breakfast today was Pineapple Coffee Cake. Yummy!
Rain is forcasted for the next few days, so I give the littlest boys the morning off from school work so they can help me with some yard work... pulling weeds, etc. I am always amazed how quickly they can work. I like to work alongside them when I can so we can have fun together and have the opportunities to discuss things like "taming the flesh" and "diligence." Good stuff.
The older boys have a lawn mowing business. They left to mow four lawns... trying to beat wet weather as well.
In the afternoon Jake and I went for a run... 3 mi. I still can't run the whole distance without stopping, but I'm getting better. Honestly, I hate running, but I know that it is good for me to cross train, so I do run. I think part of the reason I dislike it so much is that I'm not very good at it! I have learned to push myself to work really hard on my bike, but have to learn to push myself harder when I run. Not only is it good for my health, but I *love* getting to spend some one-on-one time with Jake too.
Speaking of running, the pup likes to run! Our Great Dane puppy, Dude thinks the greatest game in the world is "I grab my toy and you chase me." He is amazingly fast... even my older boys have trouble catching him.
We hung the hummingbird feeders today...
When I got back from my run, I helped some of the older children with their school work, graded some papers and then started some bread.
Here are some other glimpses of our afternoon:
We had hamburgers and organic roasted baby potatoes for dinner. Gabe is our resident "griller" right now.
Josh, captured. Funny "hat" and all.
Just living our lives here... and capturing the everyday moments. Desiring to glorify Him in all we do.