Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Month in Review - July Part One

The first day of July was a very busy one...I drove three hours to visit my Dad and then about 30 min. more to pick M. up at Scout Camp. He left a couple nights early so we could leave for vacation the next day. All four of us made it into Baltimore - 3 of us and then Hubby much later. While waiting for hubby - M, L, MIL and I looked around the Inner Harbor. The boys loved seeing the ships. I loved the lighthouse. While L was sleeping in the van, I took pictures of M posing outside the football stadium and baseball stadium. What a neat area of town!

I already wrote some about our vacation at Butterfly Wings. In thinking back over it - Wow! We did quite a variety of things. We enjoyed seeing family and friends; our visits to DC, Skyline Drive, and hubby's grandmother's family farm; celebrating the 4th, Hubby & MIL's bdays; and just hanging out at the museum. Pictures from the farm and outside of the museum are included here. The first museum pic (where MIL lives and btw, if you're ever in New Market, VA - you should visit. You won't be disappointed.) has several flagpoles in front - it's patterned after the Lee Mansion (last picture) which we saw while at Arlington.

We took the deer picture after our hike at one Skyline Drive's stops. The hike was actually a scavenger hunt where we had to find things in the forest such as "a Twee with 3 Twunks!", "a Drinking Hole for everyone but you", and "a super duper lumpy bumpy tree". On the hike we saw deer (at a distance) and wild turkeys, but after we went back to the visitor's center another deer was having lunch.

After vacation (only three days after) M & L went to Church Camp. I'm sure they would both say go-karting was their favorite activity. I love it that they get a chance to have a little more freedom and be in an atmosphere where they can play a lot AND learn more about God. I hope they always love church camp. It's an important part of my high school memories.

This month L managed to make it to some soccer practices/scrimmages and M had his football combine. Needless to say, until November just about all we'll be doing is either soccer or football. Much, much more happened in just the last 10 days of the month. wonder I feel so exhausted! That will be the next post. I just had to do it that way, I couldn't upload all the pictures I wanted. Plus, I wanted you to keep reading!

1 comment:

  1. Blessings this wonderful Sunday evening! I pray that you had a relaxing weekend and for a week filled with His blessings forthcoming.

    I really apologize for not visiting more often. I've had to mass delete stuff on my readers and even missed your blog move. I'm glad that I clicked through tonight. I'll add the new blog address to my reader.

    Because of His Grace,


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