I wasn't originally going to join in on the Instafriday fun this week. Truthfully, not much has been happening around here. Just a whole lot of living normal life and trying to keep up.
Meeting new people who are so sweet and encouraging here in blogland has truly been such a blessing to me. I started this blog four years ago as a way to keep an online journal of our daughter's milestones and of our life as a growing family, but over the years it has become so much more. The friends I have made have just blown me away with their support and sweetness. If you have ever left a comment here, you have made a difference in my life. So, THANK YOU! I love all 5 of you that read this thing. Hehe. Ok, maybe there are 6 of you. Hubby, you don't count. ;)
I encourage you....if you are reading this and you have ever wondered about starting a blog and haven't, you should totally do it. Even if you only want it to be private because putting yourself out there is too scary...you should still do it! Everytime I look back at the archives over the passed four years, I am blessed. I just wish I could share more. Unfortunately, most of the time I let my insecurities get the better of me so I hold back and just share the happy stuff. That's ok too. Maybe someday I will get brave. Maybe not. All I know is that I have never regreted having this blog. It is so much easier/faster than scrapbooking too. I will look back at what I have written here and will hopefully continue to write here(good or bad) and be so happy that I not only took photos but sometimes actually wrote out my thoughts to go along with some of them. If I can help in a small way please let me know. I would love it.
Ok, lets get to my boring week.....
I will never ever tire of seeing this sweet face wearing those glasses. Like ever.
When we visit Bobby's grandma Ruth this train car/home always make me smile. I wonder what it is like to live in that narrow space? (more on that visit later)
I urge you, if you know what's good for you, to stay away from International Delight's Iced Mocha coffee. It's sooooo good!
With all the complaints we Altonians have about our town, it really is a beautiful place. I am always reminded of that especially when I cross the river and go into North County. You know what I mean if you have been there. I grew up there. Let's just say I am thankful for where I live now, faults and all.
I swear I caught this moment while in progress. This was not posed. She held onto his neck for what seemed like forever. Daddy is her favorite. It is a rare thing for him to be here in the mornings on a weekend.
Have I ever told you that I secretly hate Polly Pockets? It's true. I sorted through the whole tote and threw out the junk. Those shoes are so tiny!
My girls share a room so it is hard for Miss Faith to find a place that is just hers. My space planning skills finally paid off and I was able to squeeze her a desk into their shared room. She is such a happy girl.
This next pic is of the swanky chandeliers that hang in the community center downtown. We will be worshiping God under these beauties starting this Sunday. I am excited for this change. I have not written much here about the church plant that we have proudly been a part of over the past year. I guess it is because I want to do it justice and I don't feel like I am a good enough writer. I am sure that God has amazing things in store for us and our community that we are committed to serving. This Sunday is the big day. Our first worship service in our new location. Our leaders have worked hard toward this day. I am so thankful for them.
This dude hung out on our backdoor all day Wednesday. I only took a picture because I think that this is as close up to a bug this big that I will ever get...by choice anyway. Btw, he was in his praying stance the whole time. Then my husband flicked him off when he got home cause the little booger was freaking us girls out already! Eww.
A little birdie told me that the weather is supposed to be mild this weekend. Like in the 70's. Fall is here!
At least I hope.
Happy weekend friends.