|We celebrated Leah's birthday super early so she could do it|
Bart's family. She went a little crazy when she saw Olaf.
|It's hard to tell but she actually put 4 candles in that cake|
|Super cute Blake and Liesl|
|Bart's father's day gift |
(designed by our friend Brian)
He'll always have something to remember VZ
and the people he spent so much time with
We ended up getting home really late last night since we impromptu ended up going to my sister's place. We had a really good time but it was hard to leave. We just haven't had enough time with people, especially quality time. And it was really quality time.
As St. Teresa of Avila audaciously expressed it, from heaven the most miserable earthly life will look like one bad night in an inconvenient hotel. In the Christian scheme of things, this world and the time spent here are not all there is. Earth is a proving ground, a dot in eternity--albeit an important dot, for Jesus said our destiny depends on our obedience here. Next time you want to cry out to God in anguished despair, blaming him for a miserable world, remember: less than one-millionth of reality has been presented, and that millionth is being lived out under a rebel flag. -YanceyThis quote has helped me this past week. When I think about our recovery this week from sickness, missing fingers (slight exaggeration), obnoxiously disobedient kids, it's quotes like this that help me hold it together. Well, maybe not hold it together, but rather not strangle my kids. Praise the Lord we made it through this past week. Your prayers were felt. Tangibly. The kids have been a lot better. Bart isn't sick anymore. My finger is healing nicely. We're feeling better about life.
|At the wedding reception|
And in a little over 2 weeks from now, we'll be in Florida. Ah, Florida. In July. We don't even care. Just get us there. To our beds. To our own place. To this: Florida