Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ice-pops....and trials?

My freezer has been overtaken for the summer. The ice-pops have taken up residence there, and they won't be departing any time soon. I am actually so happy about it, because that means I won't be freezing every time I go outside! Plus, you can't get much easier when it come to the kids wanting a snack. That reason alone makes me smile. :)

We are quickly approaching the end of school. I can't believe that we will have a 2nd, 3rd, and 7th grader next year. We have been so blessed this year.

We have also had our share of trials, but we have chosen to look for the good in those. That doesn't make it any more fun to go through them, but when trusting that they are there for your good and for your growth, they become blessings in disguise. Our God is so good and loving!

Think about it. Even though we have to discipline our children...and it's not very fun, for either side, isn't it only for their good? We do it because we love them and want the best for them.

Ultimately, THEY choose how to respond to that.

It's the same for us. We choose how to respond to trials.

I'm not really sure how I got from ice-pops to trials, but I did. :)

Our summer is getting full fast. I am excited to be home with the kids and to get out there and play. We spent so much time outside last summer and it was one that we will always remember. We are hoping to make this one just as memorable!

I am still contemplating whether or not I want to run in a half-marathon this summer. You all can weigh-in on that one, if you want!! :)

What are you doing this summer?

PS. I almost forgot to tell you that my team actually won 1st place in the church bowling league! Have I mentioned our name? Well, it's The Gutter Dusters....

Yeah, I know.

Somehow, we pulled it off. It was a fun accomplishment!


Tasha said...

Whoo Hoo!A new post!

ocean mommy said...

Hey my friend!!! RUN that marathon!!! You Can Do IT!!!

My freezer looks the same way. :) I wouldn't trade it for the world!


Alana said...

I think you should go for the half! Absolutely!

Love ice pops and summer! ;-)