Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Little Bit of This…A Little Bit of That

As usual, things have been busy around our house and I’ve failed to keep up here on the blog. Here’s just a snippet of what’s been happening:


Easter came and went. I volunteered to do the Easter staffing at work this time around and while I love it, it sucks most of my brain power out of my head. There are close to 500 names to juggle—many of which I have never met and this is their first time serving. The weekend was a great one, though, in spite of me.

Caroline joined a team Sport!
Yep—you read that right! Caroline decided she wanted to play volleyball, so we signed her up before she changed her mind. She and Hope are so different and we do our best not to compare or ask them to do something that is really better fitted for their sister. BUT, I am a firm believer that everyone needs to play a team sport—at least for a season. In this day and age, most jobs put people on teams and I’d rather my girls learn the art of working with and around others while they are still young.
Anyway, Caroline loves volleyball. She has an awesome coach and a great team. It’s fun to cheer them on and watch then get so excited when they return a serve!

Brian is busy
Brian is swamped right now. This is a double-edged sword. I love that he has several jobs he’s working on, but it means that he’s too busy to help much around the house. It also means his phone is constantly ringing and I’m shushing girls so he can talk on it without the sound of arguing in the background. BUT, all in all, it’s been a peace of mind to know that this will sustain us and he doesn’t need to go look for a job at Lowes or Home Depot—at least not for now. We take things one day at a time around here.

Hope is still Hope
Not many changes with Hope. Some days, I can totally see the woman she will become and others, I see the 2 year old who tried to get her own way. She is breathtakingly beautiful and I often get scared when I look at her and hit my knees to pray for boys to stay away for a long time. The spring soccer season is winding down and she is planning to go Select this summer. I’m anticipating and dreading it at the same time. It’s a big commitment, but I feel like the balance is there for us.

I’m in a totally different spot than I was this time last year. I’m getting ready to turn the big 4-0, but I’m not dreading it. I don’t have any more friends than I did last year—when I was moaning about it, but I’ve recognized the true ones that I have and am making the most of the time I have with them. I’ve booked a trip to San Fran with my dear friend Ali—flight and hotel are done—so it’s become a reality. I’m looking forward to spending the weekend with her and celebrating an early bay!
We’ve also booked 2 more family trips this summer. One with friends to the White River—somewhere Brian and I used to go before we had kids. Another with his family to the beach in Florida. Both were huge blessings that I’ll have to write more about later, but for now, just know that God continually shows Himself to the Royal family with kind gifts that melt my heart and make me love Him even more.

One of these days, I’ll get back to blogging again. Until then, have a great week!

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