Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hump Day Thoughts...

I basically live for weekends, y'all. My weekdays are just sorta "choppy". Do you ever feel like that? Like you're just moving from one task to the next? Well, my weekends don't usually have that feel to them (though this weekend probably will) and I think that's why I love them. And today I'm loving Wednesday because it means I'm that much closer to my favorite days of the week.

This weekend is feeling busy with all the Halloween parties and trick-or-treating and such. It's a good busy though, and my kids are super excited so that makes me a little less dreadful of the crazy that is headed my way.

I finished the girls' costumes on Sunday and they LOVE them which makes me happy! Will's costume arrived in the mail on Monday. Maybe since everyone will be home together tonight I can get a picture of the three of them with minimal eye rolling. Maybe.

Home. Together. Tonight. Those words sound lovely. It feels like it's been forever since we've all been home together on a weeknight. Our oldest two kiddos are becoming more and more involved in activities that require them to be gone at night. That's sort of a new twist for us. I'm tempted to tell you that I don't love it, and some nights I really don't, but the things they've chosen to be involved in are good things and I'm really proud of their choices. Plus, we manage to eat dinner together as a family every. single. night. I'm a stickler about that!

One of the things Will and Sarah have chosen to be involved in in YoungLife. John and I went to the YoungLife fundraising banquet last night and had an amazing time. The people, the mission, and the love and dedication to these kids continues to blow me away! YoungLife is really all about loving and accepting kids. Jesus is shared at every club meeting but it's not forced on them. Kids are loved whether they choose Him or not, but there is opportunity for those who want to go deeper to do so--and I'm thrilled that our kids have chosen this. The Wyldlife (middle school) and YoungLife (high school) kids shared cardboard testimonies as part of the program last night. I cried. It's just so cool to see kids' lives transformed by LOVE.

Alright. I've got lots on my to-do list today so I need to sign off even though I have lots more Hump Day Thoughts to share. I'll be back (hopefully tomorrow) with some pictures of some stuff I've been working on!

Happy Hump Day!


Amber said...

I live for weekends, too. Love.Them. Because with our crazy sports/activities schedule, our week nights are just bananas.

YoungLife sounds really cool!!

Jennifer said...

some of my favorite memories were in Younglife in high school!!

Jill said...

I love cardboard testimonials but have never seen middle/high schoolers'. I can't even imagine how amazing it would be!!!

Angela said...

I can't wait to see pics of your kiddos in their Halloween gear. Good luck with the eye rolling!!