Thursday, May 23, 2013

Out of the House

Somedays you just need to get out of the house, smell the fresh air and change the atmosphere around you. 

If all the rain that's been coming down these past week and the change from warm day back to cold I've been wanting to be in the comforts of my own home. I didn't realize it until recently, but I've become such a home body. If you told me that I'd prefer to stay home over getting out of the house a few years back I would have told you that your crazy, but now I really do just want to be home. Staying home has it's advantages and disadvantages. I won't list them all, but cabin fever does settle in. That's why I was so thankful for our regular Thursday playdates as they give us a nice push to get out the house and smell the roses. 

When your inside is gray and dull indoor, once outdoor it really isn't that gray and dreary. I just wish that this lesson would stick because tomorrow I just might want to stay in the comforts of my home again. Luckily summer days are just around the corner and I have high hopes for a hot one this year and if it's not then I am thankful that I have traveling plans every month until October to warm destinations! 

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Resting in Him

A very wordly way of saying it is, "Slow the crap down, woman." That's if you have a sense of humor, but in all seriousness I am learning to rest in Him, not to be caught up in work or doing & going, but to be close to Jesus and enjoy the people around me. With all of that and a date night with my husband last night, I didn't get around to posting as I had planned, so here it is now.

It's been far to long since I've hanged out with my mom or since the three of us really went anywhere as having a nice yard (unlike last year) really keeps us close to home. Yesterday I decided to take my mom and son to a place called Hot Cakes in Ballard, WA. Boy am I happy that we went! That place has the best Creme Brûlée that I have tried yet. It's got this yummy thick crunchy and sugary top with a real big vanilla taste on the inside and a side of rhubarb compote. Tin tried his first milkshake and a few hours later when we got home his daddy finished it. Later we went to visit the Ballard Locks and enjoyed a nice stroll in the botanical gardens. 

It was just an awesome day yesterday. It's been so long since we did this that it was really a treat to cherish. Slowly I am coming around to just resting in Him and doing things through Him without the running around to get this and that done as it was completely draining me. I still have a lot to learn in how to be still so I can hear His voice, but that comes with practice. 

Have you found moments to just be still? At one point it felt like I was doing something so wrong, felt like I was lost without the doing. Have you ever felt like that?!

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