Last week turned out to be a crazy, whirlwind week. Clearly when I thought February would be another month of slow and restful to prepare for March I was smoking something.
I (wisely) abandoned my normal go-nowhere-on-Monday schedule and hit the grocery store early last week before the Polar Vortex descended upon us again. It was a gamble to believe the forecast, but I made a good choice. Tuesday and Wednesday meant everything was shut down and no classes and 14+ inches of snow.
And so we hunkered down for two days and somehow, still, life kept on crazy busy. But such is the life with five kids and I think I need to release the idea of it ever being slow for more than a few hours at a time.
This weekend was BIG Weekend for our church youth. We were privileged to host eight lovely high school girls for the weekend. It was also IF: Gathering. I was blessed to spend half of Friday and all day Saturday sharing a table with some amazing women as we listened to speakers share on pursuing our calling and rising up for such a time as this.
And there was date night, and Sunday afternoon naps, and (finally) watching a little of the Olympics.
So as we reflect on the goodness of last week, let’s go into this new week giving thanks and remembering all He has done for us.
2880. groceries bought
2881. more snow coming
2882. watching the endless snow fall
2883. over a foot of white powder
2884. snow days ended; back to the hustle
2885. grace upon grace upon grace
2886. IF: Gathering
2887. amazing, God-loving women – a table full of them
2888. a new week to live out obedience
^ cupcakes with this cutie on grocery day
^ and more snow 😦
^ first “real” sledding
^ and sledding with my girlies
^ snow day project – finding clothes that fit these ever-growing children
^ pre-dinner coloring session
^ date night coffee love
When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.
~ Shauna Niequist
May you see the evidence of God’s goodness and grace this week, friends, and may we give thanks in all things.
For His Glory ~