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 20, 2012

We. Have. Been. Gone.

We. Have. Been. Gone.

We cruised to Alaska with friends.

Visited Colombia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls (this picture isn't it!), and Mt. St. Helens (did not see because of fog/snow).  The boys and I spent time in Portland a few days after Hubby left.

M went to church camp and L went to Scout camp.

My nephew visited (before the camps).  We took a tour of Downtown, had pizza out twice, swam, went to the library, and watched Thunder games.

I started arranging my new classroom.

Went to Albuquerque for the 4th of July/Hubby's b-day. 

I'd love one of these for my classroom!

Piloting balloon simulation

We left the boys in ABQ. M for an extra week and a half and L for one.

I went to a four day workshop and stayed with my (Hubby's) Great Aunt.

Aunt (the boys') and I took L. to a church convention.  He also got to meet his pen pal!  Finished the trip with a visit to a stop on the Underground Railroad (and it was awesome!)
As of last night we are all home.  We have one quick weekend trip planned (conference for Hubby - indoor water park for the rest of us) and one visit from friends (ones we lived near in Kentucky!).  We need school to start so we can rest!!

Really, it's been crazy.  I even left out two trips to Dallas (one at Father's Day - golf, waterpark and a Roughriders game and one to pick up L).  Even more than crazy though, it has been amazing!  I don't think that I'd ever like to have another one this busy, but I have been so thankful for seeing family, meeting new people, learning a multitude of skill/info. and the experiences for the boys.  Even more than needing rest, I need to journal some to process each travel and write down at least one "take away".

We have had a wonderful summer!

1 comment:

  1. I was guessing that you were probably traveling. Lovely update :) Those hot air balloon baskets look like fun...I would be too terrified to attempt in real action, but simulation is my kind of activity!

    Blessings on your upcoming week.


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