this morning, stu and I have worked so hard this week that I decided to go get some breakfast with him and enjoy some down time. doughnuts were his choice!
then off to the grocery store across the street to get some weekend movies and see what's on sale. right now they have out all their valentine loot, so he loves to go visit the giant bears whenever we go!
when we got home, we played in the car for a bit. he likes to pretend he's driving me places. today, he got out the map and asked me how to get to Michigan so he could take us there. oh, how I wish we could go! I didn't have the heart to tell him his texas map wouldn't get us far. haha!
it was back to reality around the house today. our activities are gearing up again in full post-holiday swing, so I spent a good bit of time laundering basketball, dance and running clothes. (all of which need to be hang-dried! but I love seeing the laundry hanging out like that...it reminds me to thank the Lord for my healthy, active family.)
we took the easy route for dinner tonight. frozen shrimp. this is what you get when you ask my middle child to "throw the shrimp onto the baking sheet". :)
the sky was beautiful tonight at sunset! so much bright orange and pink. this is one of my favorite times of the day. the messes, the bad parts of the day, the mistakes we all made...they all seem to reconcile themselves and fade away into the twilight as a fresh quiet and calm begin to fall on our home in preparation for a new day. and new chances at God's grace. I love the low light outside and the warm lamp lights in each room.
today was a great day of resting and recharging after the fun of having family here visiting. we're ready for the next big things of the season!