(this post was written last week but Windows Live Writer was not my friends that day so I’ve had to shift some of the present tense stuff to past tense now just for it to make sense!)
We were nearing the end of our break. The Husband will only relax when we’re away so when the option came up for a few extra days there it was a no brainer.
It’s was awesome. How crazy warm has it been?! We tried to be creative and intentional with our time; keeping the balance of relaxing and making memories.
We came home rested and recharged.
There was lots to look forward to when we came home. Roo’s birthday was yesterday. 4 years old. Yes 4. She’s taking it in her stride, as she does with everything.
As shallow as it is, I can’t wait just to finish kitchen and the living room. Our downstairs has been in upheaval all this year, and we’re soooooo close. just a bit of painting here and sanding there and job will be a good’n.
I’m one of those saddos that always loved the beginning of the school year. All those fresh crisp exercise books, sharpened pencils and new starts. I still love them and make I have a habbit of forming a list of ‘resolutions’ as it feels just as much a start of a year than January to me. But for Roo this year is an epic one. Her very fist start of the school year. Uniform and all. Which reminds me that we’re yet to sort these out because we’ve been away…oops. It’s the beginning of an era for Roo and also for me; childless between the hours of 9.00-3.00 for the first time in six years. No doubt I’ll be as crazy busy and rushing to be on time of everything as much as I’ve always been since I crashed into motherhood.
Since the summer our family has eaten stodgy, fatty, sugary goodness for breakfast, lunch and tea. And in between. So September will bring another season along with autumn; the season of healthy eating. I’m not sure how long this season will last, but we’re all partaking in it! Our house may be enjoying the freshness of new paint and new carpet but they’re wont be a sweet treat in the house! Uh, great.
The husband and I are bursting with ideas to weave into the kids and youth ministry into the year ahead, and more exciting is the load of ideas that have come from members of our team. Youth work naturally runs alongside the school calendar, and since ‘employment-wise’ we started last September and we have been through the four seasons of a years’ youth work, so this feels a bit like the second chapter. By the grace of God alone we’ve seen some awesome stuff so far and so we’re expectant of what is yet to come.