Saturday, June 27, 2009


Now that I'm a working woman, blogging has lost its place on my priority list--- :-) I guess something was bound to suffer. (Besides me).

Here are some updates from our life:

First, I have a new best friend. His name is Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush (picture below). I discovered him at work and I just love him. He has made my life easier and brought a pleasant, citrusy smell to my bathroom! I highly recommend him.

This is our first Saturday in a long while with NO soccer, hockey, piano lessons or other childrens' activities. It's kind-of nice. Of course, now that I'm a working mama, I have to spend my Saturdays catching up on housework and laundry (and blogging). Jacob is still going to some hockey practices on Monday nights. Sarah's team lost every game in their tournament last weekend. But she enjoyed the season and made some new friends, so all is well.

Jacob's been out this morning already garage saling. (Across the street). He got this scooter (below) and a little frisbee/ball toy for $3.00. He talked them down from $5.00. :-) In April when our neighborhood was having garage sales, he got a wooden skateboard for $1.00 and when Tim took him to the skateboard store to get some new bearings for it, the guy at the store offered to buy the skateboard for $25. Apparently, it's a classic! Jacob must have inherited this bargain-hunting skill from Larry and Elsie! ;-)

The other day, I was talking to the girls about whether they wanted to continue piano lessons in the Fall and they both said they do, but then I started to talk to Libby about joining band this year and was telling her all the benefits. She asked me why I am always suggesting activities to her and I told her it's because I want her to find something she enjoys and I want to make sure she gets to do what she wants to do. Her reply was, "Mom, I like the peaceful life. I don't want to be running all over every day". Well, that's legitimate, I guess. :-) She said she does want to continue with art lessons. And she said she'd think about band.
So... here she is enjoying the peaceful life. I've said on here that she plays with my camera all the time- here is more proof. I never know what I'll find. I am posting this to show her hair cut, even though her hair is wet in this picture.
I do think I have discovered a hidden talent of Libby's, though. When she's not taking pictures of herself, she actually takes some nice pictures of other things. I LOVE this picture below that she took a couple months ago in our backyard. I am thinking of blowing it up and getting it framed. :-)
Such as they are, those are the highlights. God continues to be faithful and more loving than we deserve. "Holy is the Lord God Almighty. The earth is filled with his glory!"


Kristy said...

Aahh the peaceful life - I'm with Libby! I'd much rather that than running all over town.

I'll have to try your new best friend - I haven't met him yet.

Tell us how work is going. What sorts of things do you do? Are you still getting to work like half-days, or do you work all day. Are you getting used to it, or does it still seem so weird to be working again?