Sunday, June 14, 2009

All on a Sunday afternoon!

Again, I apologize for the lack of entries with substance, but... I do have a fresh batch of photos! It's been a gorgeous week here, and we've just been enjoying God's creation and artwork these last few days. Earlier in the week I was very, very sick and at one point was convinced I was going blind (or would be, after I plucked my eyes out since they hurt so very bad). My mom's good friend, Dawn Stafford, picked the kids and I up and took me to the doctor! Later, my MIL drove from Louisiana to gather the kids and take them back home with her so I could have some R&R&R! (rest, relaxation, and repair!). I really needed someone to care for them those first two days, but I was thankful that she came, even if it was on the tail end of it all! The next day, I felt good enough to go out and do some things, like get my hair trimmed and roam the mall. It was so strange to go to the mall without my little munchkins! I felt like my hands were too empty! Then, hubby and I got to spend some quality time together. I missed my children something fierce, but I also enjoyed the peace and quiet that is so rare around here! My Dad and I drove up to Beaumont and met MawMaw there and she exchanged the kids for the peace and quiet. :)

When we came back into town, my dad and the kids watched Hotel for Dogs while I helped my mom pick out a couple outfits. While the week started out crummy, it ended well! :)

We started off this beautiful Sunday learning about the tower the people tried to build to the heavens, and how, because of their pride and vanity, God confused their language. Made me contemplate the many "tower of Babel" that I may have constructed in my own life over time, and how, as a result, confusing issues arose that really threw me off my course and caused trouble for me.

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday! God bless!

Cooling off an on Sunday afternoon.

Another refreshing way to cool off- iced tea in a wide mouth jar.

And, who can forget homemade juice pops?

(I just love his expression here)

One of my new favorite photos of the two of us.

This is a good photo of us as well. I have so few photos (decent ones) of the two of us, that I have a hard time filling the scrapbook of "us"! This one is going in for sure!


Heather said...

Hi Mandy... My name is Heather and I have followed you on Opendiary and I just recently started to look at your blog... I did have a question for you... The stick people you made... I know you said in the video that you painted them the solid base color... Did you also paint the faces and clothes or did you use just markers? I was just curious.. They are so cute.. I havent really updated my diary in a while.. I really need to... But my name on Opendiary is Boikrazibarbie... :O) Have a great day hun!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Sometimes we just need a little R and R. Great pictures, too.

Amy Bayliss said...

OH you have the cutest kiddos! I know grandma was sure glad to see them. My mom-in-love was here visiting from Iowa recently and she got to spend some time with us. It was fun!

I'm glad you are feeling better!