- At the moment we are busy planning a short getaway to our nations capital! I am SO excited! Our family have not been on a holiday for a long time! We hope to visit Dublin Zoo and either Kilmainham Gaol or the National Museum!
- We have sold some cattle last weekend. It was Dylan's first time at the cattle market and he was just thrilled at being able to go! Brian is glad to have the burden of a large (for us) herd lifted and I'm sure we will all benefit from a reduction in the responsibility, not to mention a boost to our cash flow! ;)
- Just recently I have begun to experience the pain of sciatica! I must confess to before being a little unsympathetic to people complaining of back troubles; often with the thoughts that it cannot be that bad and that they should soldier on and stop moaning! Well, let me be the first to admit that I was wrong! It reeaallly hurts! Of course now that I am experiencing this pain, everyone else is now permitted to complain! Ha! ;)
- Amy's 12th birthday and my mothers 50th are fast approaching! I simply cannot believe that I will soon be the mother of a 12 year old! When did I get so old? I too have a big birthday coming up this year...yikes! Amy has already received her main birthday gift (her bike) and so with just a few other small gifts to come her birthday is all organised. My mother however is a tough one; I am completely stumped as to what to get her! And suggestions would be appreciated!
- We are enjoying our new church tremendously! Last week we met a few other families that attend. We were
knocked out coldamazed to discover on our very first visit there, that a neighbouring farming family are also baptists and they have been attending that church for a long time! We were blessed to have them invite us to their home after church last Sunday for dinner! I had been praying hard that the Lord would help us meet like-minded families at our new church and He did!
- I was so disappointed this week to find that the lovely Jessica at ~Working On A Full House~ has made her blog private. I had only been reading her blog for a short while and felt that she was such an encouragement to many of us. I do not blame her; the 'vipers' have been particularly nasty to her and so she probably felt that she had no choice. It is just a shame that they will not cease attacking until they feel as though they have spat enough venom, or else the lady shuts down her blog.
- As I mentioned previously I am privately reading Randy Alcorn's 'Pro-Life Answers For Pro-Choice Questions'. I am enjoying learning a lot about this gritty topic. It is by no means a fuzzy or heartwarming book, but I feel it necessary to arm myself with the horrible facts before speaking out further on this issue. The copy I have is the Kindle edition, but I am certain that we should purchase this book in paperback to have as a reference book for our library.
- Lunchtime has been such a blessed time lately! I had been feeling convicted of not spending enough quality time with my children. That may seem crazy seen as I am home full time BUT it is so easy to get caught up taking care of other duties. I realised that I needed to set a specific time each day that they both get quality time with me. So just after we have eaten lunch and Meggie is in bed napping, the kids go out to play for 15-20 minutes while I clean up the lunch mess. Then we all go into the play room ( I really must post a recent photograph) and snuggle on the small sofa and have story time! Dylan gets his turn first and we will spend around 20 minutes reading books of his choosing. Amy is next and we will spend the remaining time of Megs nap reading a book of her choosing, while Dylan plays with his farm set next to us. The children and I are looking forward to this time everyday! I am glad that the Lord continued to lay this issue on me!
I hope you are all enjoying your week!