He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 14:26

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Day 13

August 27, 2016

Coffee with my girls while we work on week 2 of a Bible study that we started, oh, 7 months ago.  I'm awesome it finishing things well...

Love our sunsets.  This doesn't even begin to do it justice but it was a quick attempt out the car window on the way to Naomi's swimming.

Life is hard when you're the youngest princess.  Especially after a very busy evening of ordering around big sisters and demanding that they give you a bath so that your hair can be wet so that it can be fixed just so.  Or I should say ordering around big SISTER (not plural) as there is only one who will do whatever AB demands.  I keep telling said sister that she IS allowed to tell her no but that hasn't happened much...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Day 12: A little bit stir crazy

August 26, 2016

Stir crazy is probably not actually the right word as we have been out and about ALOT this week.  Big girls starting back to school, little girls getting ready to start back, daddy traveling has made for a busy week.  

We are however, or maybe I should say I am, kind of climbing the walls.  Just needing the other adult back under our roof (thankfully he is en route from the airport as we speak).  Let's just say that a houseful of girls can speak A LOT of words.  I think I've probably mentioned that before.  And this week, all of those words have been directed at yours truly.  I must confess I haven't coped very well!! I told some friends last Sunday before Jason left, "Oh yeah, we've got this travel thing down!  I'll be great! We're used to these short little trips!"

Umm yeah.  Fast forward 4 days and these same sweet friends were taking me out for some much needed adult time after some frantic texts caused them to recognize that I was not in the best place!  

But all is well now.  Daddy is now officially home!  



This is somewhat typical.  Certain siblings climbing the walls (representing  how mom feels).  Certain younger siblings copying everything being done.  And certain others tuning out the world and getting work done.  Fun times...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Day 11

 August 25, 2016

When you travel most of the summer and aren't really able to practice your flute, you practice in the car on the way to auditions.  

Afternoon traffic is not bad here and it's not stressful for the driver at all!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Day 10

August 24, 2016

And then there are days when a picture a day just seems like a really dumb idea...


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Day 9

August 23, 2016

Because sometimes you need to dry off while singing your heart out into the fan...


Monday, August 22, 2016

Day 8

August 22, 2016


Somehow these 2 were still smiling after 2.5 hours waiting to pay school tuition, 45 minutes of uniform trying on and buying and countless hours in between in traffic.  We stopped for a quick bite and then hit the final store for school supplies.  Thankfully all done in one day and THAT'S saying something over here!