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

Friday, July 30, 2010

Month in Review - July Part Two

I really did upload these pics before month end, but I'm kind of new to blogspot, and can't figure out how to make my posts date when they're posted not first created. I've got to figure it out though, because I start quite a few ideas and I'm used to scheduling posts. Anyway, the last of our month...

We went to our deonomination's district conference at a resort in Missouri the next to the last weekend of the month. It was so wonderful to renew many friendships - some from our college days! The boys and I enjoyed mini-golf while waiting for hubby to be finished with meetings and then we all had fun at the indoor waterpark. When I was a freshman in college one of our social nights was at a nearby waterpark. I never dreamed that xx (20!) years later that I'd be at a waterpark with some of the same people - and their children! We'll definitely be returning next year and adding some days!

On the way home we came across one of our favorite BBQ restauraunts. Unfortuantely, they are not all created equal (the one in our town in Texas was the best!). However, I saw hubby's brisket in time to choose to chicken :0) We got back home just in time for me to make it to VBS!

It was a very different VBS year for us. For me, instead of directing a VBS of about 100 kids, I was the early childhood ministry co-leader for Bible for about 150 kids. I did some coordinating, supply gathering, checking-in with teachers and filled in one night of teaching. It almost felt like no work at all because I had such super teachers! M only attended one night and L attended two because of sports and we all missed Family night because of our own need to regroup as a family.

It absoultely poured one night the last week of July for hours and the boys played in the rain. First M played it safe on the porch, but then joined in the fun. That week too - we got J the dog groomed (yay!), I voted, I enjoyed Free Tea Thursday at McAlister's with Aunt (the boys were there too, but did not enjoy-they don't like to go there), I spent the night in the Veteran's Center guest house (and read most the evening) so I could have Dad to the new center the next morning, and then...

We stayed home the last weekend of the month! We were supposed to travel again, but no one wanted to go - we were just too tired of always "going". In that one Saturday (and Sunday - but that was in August), thanks to hubby, we have new curtains in two rooms, a fixed towel bar, two light dimmers, a new ceiling fan, newly painted bathroom, painted baseboards, mowed yard and probably something I missed. Hubby is amazing!

The first wo pictures are from the mentioned resort, then M riding his ripstick while getting used to his football helmet and then both boys. They are growing so fast! I thought this was a particularly handsome photo of both.

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