Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Laundry redefined

I have always hated doing laundry. I've envied those women who find such fulfillment in washing, drying, folding, and putting away laundry. I have tried to like it with no success.....but within the last week my attitude has changed.

Today I am catching up on my laundry with such a different attitude. Last week my Bible study group was talking about how we can continue to "glorify God in the mundane things we do" (example: household chores). There were 2 things that changed my heart......

1. When I have piles of laundry to do, I can thank Jesus for healthy children that are in OUR HOME instead of making their home in a hospital room.

2. Everytime I bring dirty laundry to the washing machine, it's symbolic of how we bring our dirty lives to Jesus to be cleaned. What an amazing thing to be reminded of EVERYTIME I do laundry. I might even start doing some everyday. What a concept!

Monday, October 12, 2009

October or December????

Is it really October 12 today? It FEELS and LOOKS more like December 12! Did we all sleep through Halloween and Thanksgiving??? My goodness! But don't take my word for it.....the proof is in the pictures.

Here are Abby and Joey waiting for the bus in our driveway this morning. Notice the little snowman right next to and a bit behind Abby??? It's just WRONG for October!

The front of our house!

One of the trees in our front yard. I must admit, the snow is beautiful hanging from the trees like that. It truly looks like a winter wonderland.

How bizarre to see our beautiful tree with red and orange leaves covered with snow!

Regardless, I am thankful that my family is together and that we are warm in our house. We have come to expect the unexpected living in Minnesota --- the Frozen Tundra!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mudd Lake event

Last night (Friday) I had a new experience. I met many blogging friends who are now real life friends! This was all thanks to Jennifer (MckMama) whose little boy, Stellan, I have asked you all to pray for on a couple different occassions. We all met at Mudd Lake Furniture in Watertown which is a gorgeous place! It was like walking into a group of people you knew from reading their blogs and could finally put a face to the name.

This is Jennifer and me (VERY unflattering of me....but that's ok). It truly felt as though we were long-lost friends who finally had a chance to get together and chat. Thank you, Jennifer, for putting such an awesome evening of fun and fellowship together. I can't wait for the next time!

I found this BEAUTIFUL piece of furniture there.....but couldn't get it because of finances. Oh well....someday it will find itself a wonderful home in my dining room. Someday.....