And then I come back to my Savior and I know my purpose again. The Lenten season is upon us and with it we've added more prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving, all wonderful things to enrich our walk with Him. Usually by this point we are knee deep in our Lenten Jesus Tree, but frankly, I just never got it going last week and now here we are 8 days in...
No worries, it will all be good. My kids will not grow up to be hooligans just because we missed a week of the Jesus Tree. Breathe... ;) I recently read a post in which a mother berated herself as a poor mother for the poor-quality Valentines her children passed out at school. What?!? Mothers are weak against comparison--it is a sinful spot in every mother's heart. Stop it, already!! Motherhood is about loving your kids and helping them to learn to love well. While their Valentines might not be the best on the street, do your kids know you love 'em?! Job well done. Do they know that God loves 'em too?! Even better. Enough of my soapbox! :)
|Love this shot of our Lego boys. M is in clone character, J is sweet, and T is doing some Star Wars move. This is just about right.|
|Lego Art, J style. It is a picture of Luigi (from Mario Bros.) with LUIGI spelled across the top. :)|
|Lego Art, M style. A clone trooper (he is planning his future clone army, no joke)|
|Lego Art, T style. This is Mario (love it!)|
Later that night we gathered at Mimi and Papa's for a fun celebration in honor of G's brother, C, and his engagement to the sweetest gal, M! We are so excited for them!!! They are in the whirlwind process of planning a September wedding in Williamsburg. Plans are in full swing all around and the girls and I accompanied Mimi yesterday to W-burg to check out rehearsal dinner sites. So fun!! It was a lovely distraction from all the to-do's in my world. Those 7 loads of laundry didn't really need to get done, did they?? We had a great time.
|Here we are after dinner--so glad C is now stateside. We are counting the days until M can come home too!! She is still in Italy, wrapping up a DOD rotation.|
|Faithful Blue, we'll miss you.|
But don't feel sad because this is our new baby and she is pretty! Black Beauty or Blue's Brother is what we're calling it. "BB" for short. Give us a wave when you see us cruising by! ;)
|Hello new friend!|
|Mama's new baby ;)|
Have a brilliant weekend,