Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Saturday 7

1. The camping recap: I wouldn't say that I totally enjoyed it, but there were pleasant times, and I didn't totally hate it. Haha. I'm very grateful that we got to stay in the cabin instead of a tent, but I decided that my girls are still a little young for camping. The worst part was trying to entertain them with the limited supply of toys that I brought. When it wasn't sunny/warm enough to be at the beach or on the playground they were bored. But we did have some good times and make some good memories. It wouldn't be my first choice for vacation, but I'm glad we did it. I saw this on Pinterest this week and it pretty much sums it up:

2. My girls both got some weird 24 hour bug while we were camping. Thursday night before we left, Lena was up all night crying, then woke up Friday morning with a fever and nasty snot nose. By Saturday, though, she was fever-free and acting fine. (She still has a disgusting nose, though.) Sunday afternoon, Lucy had a meltdown about something dumb and would not.stop.crying! She finally climbed up on my lap and started complaining that she was cold (even though it was sunny and 80 degrees!). I noticed that she felt warm, so I gave her some Tylenol. Then she got all wrapped up in a blanket on my lap while I read a book, and pretty soon I looked down and noticed she was asleep!! That hasn't happened since she was 18 months old! She woke up half an hour later, jumped off my lap and ran off to play. But 3 hours later (when the meds wore off), she started to melt down again. And by Monday, she was fine again. (She, too, still has a runny nose.) Random.

3. When we got home from camping on Sunday, my mom noticed Lena had a new tooth! She's up to 7 now! Lol. Way to go, Lean!
I don't think you can see it in this picture, but it's there on the bottom left.
4. I went on a diet this week - for two days. Then I got angry and depressed and gave up. I seriously have problems. But then I started reading Ecclesiastes. Solomon was the wisest man of all time, and he says over and over that life is meaningless, so "Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart . . ." (Ecclesiastes 9:7). I can't enjoy salad with gladness. And I think it's ok to interchange "Dr Pepper" with wine.

5. In all honesty, though, I'm frustrated with my lack of discipline. I hate myself for gaining so much weight, but I feel helpless to change. I want my kids to have memories of me playing with them and interacting with them, but every day I ignore them to check facebook or read books. I want to have a vibrant, living, relationship with Jesus, but I feel like I've been trying for over 20 years and still just have book-knowledge. I've begged and pleaded with God to give me discipline, to take away my selfishness, to change my heart. But so far, I'm still just fat, lazy, and a bad mom.

6. Here are a few pictures that didn't make it on facebook this week:
Dress up time
Lucy made this dress out of a piece of a t-shirt, a plastic tablecloth, and streamers. 
Lena showing off a little leg.
Working hard at school - taste testing suckers for our senses unit.
7. I'll end with the big news of the week: our house is officially for sale!!! Our renters closed on their house and are moving out in the next few weeks, so we met with our realtor on Thursday to sign the paperwork. The photographer isn't coming until Monday, but here's the listing without pictures. Please pray that it sells quickly! And once the pictures are online, I'll post the link again for you to share with all your friends. ;-)


  1. oh Sadie..#4...cracking me up!! Too funny!

  2. I'm glad camping wasn't horrible ;)

    Dieting sucks. It's pretty much the worst. And I'm terrible at it. No advice there, except to say I understand, and that you're not fat.

    #5 makes my heart sad. I don't want you to think that way about yourself, especially that you're a bad mom. I don't have to be there to know that's not true. You may not be super mom, but you're THERE and you love your girls like crazy. You're doing fine. I kinda feel like a hypocrite writing this comment because I feel like a fat, lazy, bad mom a lot too :/ But we're not so bad, really.


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