Monday, July 1, 2013

Ordinary days

One of my favorite bloggers, Sarah from Clover Lane does a regular post called Ordinary Days,  I love Sarah's posts so I decided to adopt it myself. Her posts are inspired by this book that I have been reading. I love Katrina Kenison's writing. The purpose is to not just celebrate the momentous occasions, but the everyday moments that really make up our lives. So I present my first ordinary days post, which will happen each Monday.

Lots of water play has been happening. It has been HOT, like close to 120! We are having to get creative to keep busy and not go insane!

Two weeks ago I got into a fight with the laundry room door....and the door won! I severely broke my toe and will be in this lovely shoe for 6-8 weeks! It was extremely painful the first week, but is improving daily. It happened the week we were MOVING...seriously so inconvenient! One of the worst parts is they told me I can't swim with this! That is really bad news here in the heat of the summer! 

Because of the toe, my abilities to finish up packing were seriously limited! Fortunately I had done a lot before this week. But these dear angel friends from my church came and packed up my kitchen. What a blessing!

For the past 10 years this has been a regular occurrence. We had fantastic neighbors and Dave and Kyle are great buddies. They talked over the fence regularly while working outside or barbecuing (I always thought of time Taylor and Wilson from Home Improvement). We miss them.

Here is our last family photo in front of our home of 10 years. I love that home, we moved in with 2 little ones and grew by 3 more kids (an LOTS more stuff!). I've been very nostalgic and a bit emotional as we have moved on. We know it's the  right thing for our family but that home holds so many memories. 

I love ordinary days, but need to get more creative keeping children busy not relating to screens!

I am blogging using the Blogger app on my phone. I hope it works out because it would be convenient while traveling!

What are your go to summer activities?


Rachael said...

Sounds like my life..its all ordinary!!! This week Julie is out of town so I am working...the bummer is Alexis is at EFY so I don't have her to help me either! Its going to be a LONG week with working and keeping the boys busy, quiet and out of my hair!!! Plus its too hot to say...JUST GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

After reading most of this book, I am determined to find the greatness in the ordinary. Most of our days are just that. That is what life is, not the big events so I'm learning to be happy with ordinary.