Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Connecting as a Family

Being connected and close as a family...it is something we are really focusing on right now and (prayerfully) for the rest of our lives.  Since my oldest is about to get married (and recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan), I have become especially aware of how we can allow our "busyness," personal agendas, and stresses of life, etc. to overshadow us...then, before we know it, our time as caretakers of our children is gone. So, we are making a concentrated effort to enjoy these years. Here are some ways we did that this week: making s'mores over a fire in the backyard, coloring Doodles' hair (no worries..I used.natural and gentle coloring that washes out in 28 shampoos), playing board games together, and reading books together as a family. Here are some of our special moments:

Baby Girl enjoys her "s'more"

Doodles roasts her marshmallow, while our dog LuLu is obviously hoping for a bite, too!

Baby Girl gets a kiss from Daddy

Doodles enjoys her marshmallow
Bug roasted marshmallows, too, but I didn't go outside until after he was finished. I missed the opportunity to get his pic.

Doodles' hair "before" picture

Doodles' "after" picture...she chose to go a little darker. It looks really pretty.





1 comment:

Johanna said...

I so agree!! It's one of the reasons we homeschool......to be able to slow life down.:) invest in the "eternal" things that matter!!

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