Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer So Far

It seems like everyone is posting all about summer and how wonderful it is.

Obviously they don't live in North Texas where it is 100 degrees already and 80% humidity.

Every. Single, Day.

Oh, well.
I will focus on the positive aspects of summer.

Like lemonade stands.

Summer flowers in bloom.

Strawberries finally in season.
Therefore cheap enough to buy and make shortcake with 'em.

Garden fresh blueberries that never make it to a cobbler
because they inevitably only make it as far as my mouth.

Gardens that are producing magnificently.

And, of course, snow cones.
There is nothing better in the sweltering summer heat than a snow cone.

Fine, I guess summer is alright after all.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

This new life...

This new civilian life is wearing me out.

I have been MIA for awhile around here because I am
trying to figure it all out.

It is so much harder than I thought it would be.
Making friends, finding a church, a new job.
It is all so overwhelming.

But, we are hanging in there.

I have to trust that God is working it all out for the best.
Even when I can't see it.

And there are so many blessing to count.

My baby turned 9 and we celebrated with a TARDIS cake.

The next day, we welcomed my very first Great Nephew into the world.

And I choose to look at this one as a blessing in disguise.

I needed a new roof anyway. It will just happen sooner than planned.

If you think of it, send a little shout out to God for us.
We can use all the prayers we can get.