Mr. Hippie remarked to me this morning that it seemed like we had a nice long weekend. I agreed. I don't know why, but this weekend seemed rather relaxed and profitable, yet we packed quite a bit in.
|Hiking to the Lake|
|Digging. And by the visibility of their ribs, you'd think they never ate.|
|chillin' in the sand. You can't see her "happy foot" thumping, but it was.|
|in the water|
|LC was in and out of the water, jumping in the waves. |
The bravest she has ever been.
Mr. Hippie and I both accomplished a lot of looming paperwork and studying this weekend. I tweaked my menu, and wrote the grocery list for our retreat. I also finished up reading Eric Liddell's bio. It made me cry. (I've teared up a few times this weekend-must be hormones) He was 43 when he died of a probable brain tumor. We know his impressive Olympic record (1/4 mile in 47.6 seconds-I can't even THINK that fast!). But, do you remember that he was a missionary in China for 20 years? That he touched countless lives because his Olympic record opened doors, and then his happy personality and love of Jesus Christ poured out? He was a man of principle, undergirded with love for his Lord, and love for other people. Anyway, I also typed up my study notes and my training materials. I feel almost ready to take this week by the horns.
|I love this face. It's her, "I don't like that red-eye thing in my face."|
|I was going to run at 6:30 this morning, but Meres woke up.|
Frustrating, but how can you NOT enjoy a snuggle with a sleeping baby?
It is also "share your thrift haul Monday".=) I really enjoy sharing my thrift finds. I would say that 95% of our furniture has been given to us. We've bought very little. Most of our clothes and decorations are also second hand. When decorating or dressing second hand, you must have the patience of Job. Your room may need "something." Troll around until you find the perfect thing. For thrift shopping, the key is to visit often. Entire inventories change up weekly. The other key is to see potential, but also not to just buy something because it is cheap. If it is ugly, it will still be ugly-even if it only cost you a dollar. I have decorated my kitchen in a mix of black cast iron, and painted ceramics. I have spent less than $30 on all the pieces in my kitchen. I am always on the look out for things that fit my theme. Here are some recent cast iron finds.
|wine rack $1.99|
|recipe holder 2.99|
|Party-lite candle holder-$1.99|
|wall art-w/ coupon, less than $5|