Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Eighty Nine

Ditched the busy day and took some time to relax. Went on a nice family walk, did the lunch thing outside, shared a milkshake with my favorite man… also did a little house work….

[Selfie Stick is alive, haven’t had it out in ages, but wanted a snapshot to remember this lovely fall day.]


Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Forty Seven

This s’more made by one of our youth kids is a perfect description for how awesome our bonfire was tonight. Teens are amazing and when you invest in them you get a good return. Want a change of perspective? Spend some time with the young people in your life. They funny too.

[Missed some of our kids a bunch a ton, but we’ll do it again soon!!]

Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Forty Three

Great Idea: see Adam for lunch and take a walk to the park

Not Great Idea: carry baby in your arms instead of taking the stroller 

Also Not Great Idea: in addition to heavy baby, have heavy backpack diaper bag on

Best Idea: enjoy the time you can find to be together as a family

[Adam held Victor while I played of the swings. It was heavenly. And made me giggle like I was in kindergarten again.]

Daily Disciplines: Day Two Hundred Eleven

Adam and I took Victor to the park for the first time! We just walked around the paved walking trail they have, but it felt nice to be out about in the sunshine for a little while. I really haven’t been as active as I like, for obvious reasons, so I’m really really really looking forward to being more back to myself and getting active again!

[Would have posted a picture of us or the baby but we didn’t get one. I’ll have to make up for this grave mistake and take several tomorrow.]

Daily Disciplines: Day One Hundred Eighty Two

Fresh air and sunlight make things grow big and strong, right?

[Victor and I enjoyed the back deck for awhile this afternoon. I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about the cicadas getting on us!!]

Daily Disciplines: Day One Hundred Ninety Four

The important things in life are at times ugly. They’re not worth posting about on Facebook, they’re not decorative or fancy. I try to keep into perspective that these seemingly boring tasks are important and necessary. I will lie down for sleep with a smile because an important, boring, dirty, spider infested task was completed today. Adam started and finished the difficult task of moving our shed, mostly on his own. He spent his day off shoveling a whole lot of gravel and teaching a few music lessons in between! More pretty, decorative, fancy, exciting projects are in our future, but we can’t help but do first things first.  [Andrew and Bob and Heidi and Uncle Rob were all amazing humans today.]

Daily Disciplines: Day One Hundred Thirty Eight

I  went fishing. I caught fish. I baited my own hook. I KISSED A FISH!! There are things that scare us or make us nervous but if we just tried it we might find its not so bad. I’m not going to say fishing is my new favorite outdoor activity, but I can now enjoy one of my husband’s favorite outdoor activities!
^^ first fish is ever caught: a blue gill

^^ third fish I’d ever caught: bass

*This happened yesterday, but DD doesn’t get posted on Sunday’s anymore*