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Monday, August 1, 2016

Weekend wonders

Happiest of Monday's folks! The weather here is kinda eh, but it's a new and glorious day. Have you ever walked away from a weekend feeling like it was a successful one? Whether it be in house chores, spending time with family, or even sleeping, it always feels good when you walk away feeling accomplished.
We dabbled a bit this weekend in house chores. There's a list about a mile long of to-do's for our house that we're trying to knock out with each free weekend and paycheck. This weekend we tackled the area under our stairs.
Our pups are out during the day with fans, shade, water, beds... Ya'll they're spoiled. But they've found this little nook under the stairs that lead out into our backyard and have decided to make a mud pit out of it. You can imagine how gross our house can get with 2 muddy dogs. So we decided to nip that and laid pavers underneath. We still have to go back and fill in the cracks between pavers but it's finished for the most part. It'll be interesting to see how they respond to them...
I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before but I truly believe in a good small group that you can fellowship with, challenge each other, stretch one another to study God's word deeper... We all need accountability and responsibility in our lives. We have a great small group/bible study/whatever you want to call it. Yesterday we were focusing on a particular part in 1 Samuel and the topic was friendship. We asked each other some really hard questions, discussed more how we can be a light to our friends (both those that know Jesus and those who don't), etc.
My MIL is a fighter ya'll. She started chemo on Friday last week and her "second birthday" is today!! A "second birthday" in our world is this: She's getting some of her stem cells returned back to her body today with hopes that all cancer stuff has been cleaned out from her 2 rounds of chemo. Think of it like this - they removed all her stem cells (the "furniture" if you will), chemo went in and cleaned house (we're hoping it got everything), and then stem cells (furniture) went back into the clean house. Make sense?
How have ya'll been? I feel like we don't take enough time to stop and ask each other how we're doing. So tell me - how are you doing?

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  1. I bet they'll like the pavers! They probably make that space even cooler.

  2. Haha...oh pups. Luci has a nice, clean life and she'll find the first pile of poop to roll in given the chance :-p Glad to hear about you MIL! I've been praying for her! On the small group front...we were loving ours but lately, it's kind of changed (since we became foster parents). We don't really feel supported so we're thinking about finding one with other foster/adoptive parents. We'll see!

  3. Celebrating with you all as your MIL celebrates another milestone. Amazing, amazing!

    It always feels great to check off house-stuff to-do's doesn't it?! We have a few we'll be working on this week!