Back to Monday

It’s amazing what can happen in a month.  This time a month ago I was writing out the blues and sure I’d never make it through my first summer with four kids.

Now it’s July and summer has only five weeks left before it’s second grade homework and preschool drop-off and soccer season again.

Miscellany Monday over at lowercase letters is the perfect comeback for this run-ragged mama whose blessings overflow like laundry after a three day hiatus.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
So link up and join in the random.
Note to self: do not schedule VBS at one church and MOSAIC art camp at another for back to back weeks.  You will be exhausted by the end.  My kids loved Amazing Wonders Aviation at our home church the third week of June, and they loved the Christ-centered arts camp at a church across the county the next week.  Their mama loved staying busy and helping lead, but sometimes, I have to remind myself that I still have a newborn and he deserves a mom who doesn’t fall asleep while nursing on the couch leaving him vulnerable to any sissy monster who may come along.
Girls breaking it down during the dance routine they learned at camp.

Amelia always has the best seat in the house.
I’m way behind with this picture, but look what I got on Father’s Day.
Gus and all the men in his life.

Our garden is growing like crazy.  Well, the tomatoes are anyway.
I’m planning to make homemade tomato sauce this week.  I’ll let you know how it goes.
Madelynne is excited about the carrots.  We actually pulled one and they are almost ready.

Here’s some other pics of the garden…

I love the sunflowers that greet me every morning when I look out my bathroom window.
For the 4th…we had big plans.  Then I got sick.  So we stayed home.  I hate that we missed fireworks and the lake but the girls had a pretty good time anyway.

And Gus had his first dip in the pool.  He like it alright–

until Amelia dumped water all over his head.
She liked it alright until then too.
This was preceded by an indignant, “Daddy spanked me!”

We also had some fireworks of our own.

I’m hoping over the next few weeks you’ll see some changes to my blog.  I need to put up a new header since we’re a bigger family thanks to baby Gus, and I want to make this place a little more search friendly.  Let me know what you’d like to see.

Also, I’m going to be accepting some guest posts and hopefully starting some giveaways, so let me know if you’d like to be part of that.  I’m doing all this because what began as a simple way to get me writing and keep my family updated has grown.  Weekly you all are kind enough to tell me how my words touch you and I’m hoping that through these efforts I’ll be reaching more moms who might need a word of encouragement.

In the spirit of keeping it real, I’ll tell you that I’m also hoping this will generate some extra income for our family.  For too long I’ve talked about writing as a far-off dream, but the reality is I quit teaching to stay home and pursue this dream, so it’s time I start making it a priority.  Again, any advice you have on how I can get my work out there more is appreciated.  

Have a great Monday!

2 thoughts on “Back to Monday

  1. hahaha…oh, the Amelia-post-spanking picture is hilarious. Although part of me was thinking, “She took a picture of her crying, angry kid?…that's so funny!”

    lol. Anyway, I'm sorry you were sick, but I'm glad you all had a good Fourth!

    The Father's Day picture is absolutely beautiful.

    And I'd love to guest-post. 🙂 I've been writing and accepting more myself. Let me know if/when/about what you want me to write.


  2. Kids! Looks like Gus could have done without the bucket o water on his head. I'd be more than willing to host a giveaway if you want, or do a sponsor swap, or even guest post! Newest follower!


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