2. I'm gearing up for my first solo road trip with the four kids. I feel like I should be more nervous than I am. Just me and the 7, 4, 3, and almost 1 year old in the car together for nine hours- what's to be nervous about? I'll let you know how that whole thing shakes loose. It has the potential to be really good or really bad (but then- doesn't every venture that involves children?) One more day til we hit the road.
3. I'm on the search for a really good novel to read this summer. I want something well-written, not suspenseful, compelling, and preferably not a series. Any suggestions??? I have a copy of "The Help" that I have been too lazy to crack open so I'm thinking maybe that would work.
4. I always have big ambitions for summer, as if its this full three months of sitting around doing nothing and I need to make a list of things to keep us busy. Not so much. But one thing I really do like to do together in the summer is memorize scripture. I've found just in the last 18 months that the school year is pretty full already with memory work. We can review some Bible but it isn't a great time for us to be tackling parts together. Last summer we did the Beatitudes, which was really rich, and this summer we are shooting for Psalm 139. (I wrote two posts about scripture memory with kids. You can check them out here and here.) We just started today and it was great. I love that part about parenting and it is so rewarding to be working gradually toward something together.
5. Here are some of my favorite pictures I have stumbled on lately.
|Ella the |
|Isaac 'Cullen'- 10/2011|
|Tessa just home- 8/2011|
Hope your weekend lingers at all the right times. Have a good one.