Week in Review: 2013 {Weeks 40, 41, 42, & 43}

I’m fairly certain I should have just named this series “Month in Review” this year.  I logged on last night and couldn’t believe it had been nearly a month since I’ve posted.  I marvel at how quickly the time goes, yet it frustrates me that some things that are important to me are taking such a huge back seat right now.  But God knows and sees and someday the time will be there when He wants it to be.

That said, October has been a busy and fun month.  We wrapped up soccer and volleyball seasons.  It was fun to watch Amania and Grace grow and improve in their respective sports and we’re all already looking forward to next year.

I picked up my running again.  It is needed and it is time.  I registered for a local half marathon in January, so I’m hopeful that will keep me scared motivated enough to run even during the busy holiday season.

Chandler and I went on her ten year trip to Minneapolis.  We had a wonderful time away.  I am thankful to have the opportunity to take each of our girls (so far) on these trips.  In our busy family it’s hard to find one-on-one time and it is so needed as they transition into these pre-teen years.  It has been a blessing for each of our girls so far and our relationship has been strengthened each time.  We visited the Como Zoo, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and (of course) the Mall of America.  Chandler got most of her Christmas shopping done and we still managed to spend most of twelve hours on Saturday at the amusement park inside MOA.  It was soul-nourishing, even if it did mean a trip to the chiropractor when I got home.

While I was gone, Matt painted our main floor living room.  No more Florida-Retirement-Home-Peach.  Now it’s a soothing, beautiful charcoal grey.  Love!

This past weekend we set up a fire pit here at the new house.  We’re a little late getting it started this year, but I’m hopeful we will be able to use it some this season and at least it will be in place for next year.

We also finished Ellie and Amania’s room! At least we’re calling it finished.  I know myself well enough to know there will be details and tweaking and changing, but for my mind’s sake, we are moving on!

Pictures of all of these things would be nice, but I’m not messing with that today.  Otherwise, it may be another week before this post actually gets published.

I think that’s it around here.  I’m trying to think of fun (and simple!) ways to celebrate Halloween this year.   We’re not dressing up or trick-or-treating, but I’d like to do something special with the girls, so if you have any ideas, send them my way!  🙂

Have a great week, friends!

For His Glory ~