Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Saturday 7

We had a busy week! Here are some of the highlights.

1. On Tuesday we went to Schwallier's with some friends. The kids had so much fun. We let them play to their hearts' content at each little "station" (bunny and goat petting areas, water play, corn play, cow train, etc.) and spent 3 hours there! (Including a little picnic.) We're so blessed to have good friends!

2. I made a meal from Plain Chicken this week: bacon cheeseburger soup. It was much less soup and a lot more cheesy potatoes with burger and bacon in it. Haha. It was delicious, but not cheap. Do you know how much 2 lbs of Velveeta costs?? I was shocked! ($5.49 in case you were wondering). Also, probably not great for the waistline . . .

3. I think I've written before about Lucy's imaginary friends. She has a whole slew of them, and they come everywhere with us. I actually get kind of annoyed with "them" sometimes. We'll be riding in the car and Lucy will say something like, "Look at that barn!" I'll respond with, "Wow, yeah, that's cool." And she'll say, "No, Mommy. I was talking to my friends." Or if she ever says anything naughty to me and I tell her not to talk like that, she'll immediately say, "I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to my friends." Grrr. But on Wednesday as we were getting out of the car at the library Lucy said, "My friends aren't here today. I sent them to the grocery store." When I asked if they were getting us some groceries she said, "No. I'm sick of them. I left them there." Lol. Apparently that's where you send kids when you get sick of them! (Too bad they came home the next day.)

4. I've been feeling convicted lately about how little time I spend studying the Bible. I'm feeling a little bit burned out by the rules and guidelines of the New Testament and trying to understand more about the character of God so I decided to start reading through the Psalms. The first chapter is about meditating on God's word. I remember Pastor Chris telling us once that meditating means to chew on. He's also talked about how he journals through passages of the Bible by writing down each verse and studying it. Lena's been waking up really early and then going down for a nap before Lucy even wakes up for the day, so I've been doing my Bible study in that little window of time while they're both sleeping early in the morning. I'm actually really enjoying it. I love the idea of journaling, and originally aspired to something like this:
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This is what mine looks like:
Haha. I'm not artistic enough. I need order and symmetry.
5. We went to Red Robin today to cash in my "birthday burger." Lucy has a strong history of puking at Red Robin. I'm pretty sure she's puked every time she's ever been there. I had a strong suspicion that she's sensitive to whatever they fry their fries in, so we told her beforehand that we were not going to let her have very many fries. She said, "I don't want any. They make me puke." Ha! Justin and I both ate them, but she didn't have one . . . and she didn't puke! She scarfed down her entire bowl of macaroni, but never even winced. Aha! Suspicion confirmed! When we got home tonight, I did some internet research and discovered their fries are fried in soybean oil. So I decided to look up some of her other known puking triggers. Pizza Hut pizza: soybean oil in the dough. Culver's french fries: fried in soybean oil. Hmmmm. What's odd, though, is that it's just fast food that makes her puke. Soy in all the processed foods we eat at home doesn't bother her. Apparently she's only sensitive to foods that have been fried in soybean oil, not those that contain it. Good to know!

6. After Red Robin, we headed to the mall to spend a little of the birthday money that's been burning a hole in my pocket. Oh, the mall. I could sit there and people watch all day. I saw a lot of skinny, beautiful people with perfect hair. I also saw a lot of weird people, and a lot of girls wearing leggings as pants. The main thing I wanted was a pair of American Eagle jeans that fit really well. I told myself to go in there, find what fits, and not worry about the size. I was pretty happy with the number I ended up with . . . even if it is 8 sizes bigger than I wore in high school! Lol. I also got some great deals on shirts at Aeropostale. I've been trying to dress more like an adult, but I couldn't pass up Aero's prices!!

7. We drove the extra 10 miles to go to Rivertown Mall so Lucy could ride the carousel. Miss Elaina on Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood lives in a Merry-Go-Round, and Lucy has been talking about going on a "miracle round" for months! She was so excited when she saw the one at the mall, picked out the prettiest horse, climbed on, and . . . started to get a little nervous. Haha. Once we got going, though, she totally loved it! 
Lena liked it too:


  1. Lucy's imaginary friends sound hilarious and annoying! Ha! I think I would get really fed up with them :P

    Journaling is always a good idea... even though I haven't done it in a long long time. Nathan and I are reading through the Bible in a year together, but sometimes I have trouble paying attention or figuring out what's going on or why it's important. We're about to start Esther, so I'm hoping that story is easier to "get."

    They soy oil thing is strange, but It's good that you figured it out! Wonder if it's an allergy or something?

    Aw, the carousel pics are so cute!

  2. Looks like you had a great week :-) I just wanted to know if you could answer a quick question regarding your blog! My name is Heather and my email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)


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