I don’t understand why kids don’t like to sleep more. I mean, I LOVE to sleep. Love it. And kids, well darn it, the minute their eyes even flicker, they need to hop out of bed. What is wrong with these little freaks?!?!?
Speaking of sleep. Check it. Last night, I spoke at a retreat (it went AWESOME!). It was about an hour away and after, a couple friends, Big Aaron and I decided to meet up and have a bit of a work meeting/bit of a drink beer and watch the Tigers meeting. It was so much fun to have ‘grown up time’ and I am so thankful for my sister who hung out at our house so we were able to. HOWEVER…as I walked to my car at 10:40 pm (knowing I had about a ½ drive), I thought to myself ‘what the H was I thinking??? I still gotta take care of the baby through the night AND get up in the morning!’. Sho nuff, it is 6:59 am, I was up all through the night and the big kids were up at 6:00 am. I pretty much feel like Imma die today. Thank you sweet Jesus for giving us the gift of the weekend.
John Paul Francis is going to be a saint this weekend! What what?!?! His Baptism is on Sunday and I am so very excited. I am more excited than I remember being with the other kids (and I was excited with them). He has fantastic godparents in ‘Uncle Mario’ and ‘Auntie Annie’ and several of our friends/family are able to make it. We also wen the awesome route and decided to host a little party after at a restaurant which means…no work for me! We are blessed by a great community of family and friends and I am so pumped to welcome John Paul into that community on Sunday J
|Lil' A's Baptism|
|I love this pic from Joey Mike's Baptism|
So, the song ‘Brave’ by Sara Bareilles. Not really sure I know of a better song and I am totally going to use, abuse, and run it into the ground in ministry. Please click on it and listen if you have not yet heard it. You're welcome.
Wednesday, Joey and I got to have a bit of bonding time when I was able to take just him out to run some errands. It’s weird, and I don’t know how many of you have middle children, but I do sometimes feel he gets lost in the shuffle. It didn't help that for the first nine months of his life he was the most low maintenance kid I have ever hung out with (and I have hung out with a lot of low maintenance kids). Anyway, it was super special hanging out with just him. My sister, Katie, wrote about the importanceof ‘dates’ with her children and mine are old enough to start rocking them out. On Wednesday, I really saw the value.
|My sweet Joey|
Photo Courtesy of Russ W
Have a FANTASTIC week!
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