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Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Monday, June 22, 2015

Picture Update...


I decided something last week and if you're reading this and have a teenager you will being saying,"AMEN!" as loud as you can and if your kids are still really little let this be a warning to you; The first time you put your teenager in a car, on a train, a plane or anything else that does NOT involve you and you have to walk away YOU WILL cling to God like never before. Your prayer life will sky rocket I can promise you this. We stuck our oldest daughter on a train with roughly 40 other high school kids for a week at the beach with her youth group. I had to drag my husband away from the train station and then talk him off the ledge most of the week. ha! It's really bitter sweet to raise kids if you think about it. I mean the first part of their life you are protecting them and shielding them from as much of the world as you can..then as they grow you are teaching them to do things on their own and be somewhat independent. When they reach high school they start to spread their wings and run with all the things you have taught them. You are so proud of them but everything in you still wants to guard and protect their hearts. It's a really fine balance of holding on and enjoying them and letting go at the same time. I find myself reaching for Gods wisdom more as I find this balance. Also, by the time our girls are grown I should have my counseling degree after all the talks my husband is going to need. ;)

We have been out of school for almost a month and really enjoying our lazy mornings....

We have had some fun adventures with friends as well...We frequent the water park in Palm Springs and drag along friends with us...

We have been mountain bike riding with our friends and loving getting out on the trails near our house...

My cousin and her two kiddos came down from Washington and had never been to Disneyland so off we went to hang with them and enjoy some rides...F.Y.I. teenagers don't like their moms asking them to stand near a life sized Lego girl that looks like them...

We were lucky enough to have pretty cool weather the weekend we were at Disneyland and downtown Disney so it wasn't to bad standing in line and walking around although I think my cousin would have appreciated seeing the sun at least once ha!



While Morgan was at camp we took Ryanne mountain bike riding up in Big Bear...I stopped, looked around and said,"Wow honey, it's so hot and dry up here!" Then the next day the lakes fire started....

Taking a selfie with someone who is 6'5" and someone who is like less than 4' is an art we are trying to master...Dan basically gets on his knees....

This is our front yard view of the Big Bear fire....praying for the firefighters and their families as they are away from home and in the heat.

I got this idea from Pinterest (obviously) and I thought I would clean out my cupboard where it just gets cluttered with cleaning products and everything gets shoved around. This way I know what I have, the kids can reach it and it stays organized.

Happy Fathers Day honey! You have the sweetest heart for your girls and are an AMAZING dad!

We made home made Popsicle's with pineapple, bleberries, orange juice and agave....yum!! And that's our June so far!  

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh man, letting them grow up is hard! Sweet, but hard too! The bike riding looks so fun!

John Heflin said...

I surely hope the fires at Big Bear don't come your way.
Sounds and looks like y'all are having a great summer so far .
I'll NEVER forget when each one of our children left home for the last time.
I still miss them not being here everyday.
That's just the way it is for some of us.