Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fun in the sun...The Garage....and Easter Eggs

Well this week is kind of a jumble of activities, all jammed into just a couple of days. We had a slow beginning to our week...school work, library trip, new glasses for Logan. On Friday, Karl worked from home and we decided to take the kids out to the beach after lunch. It was such a beautiful, warm day and they've been asking (for months!) to go. We had a little trouble finding a parking spot...Karl let us out to hit the bathrooms, etc. while he drove around...he FINALLY got lucky. Yay! We only stayed about 45 minutes to an hour but everyone had a blast! Emma absolutely loved the sand....Karl and I took turns sitting with her, to shade her from the sun even though we did put sunscreen on her, while she picked up handfuls of sand, tried to eat it, gathered shells (and tried to eat them!), splashed in her bucket of water, and just had loads of fun! She kept raising both her arms in the air and yelling, "Uuuuuuugggghhhhh!" She was very excited. Daddy even took her out into the water at the end to rinse all the sand off. She wasn't thrilled with it, but there was no screaming....I think she may be another little beach girl, like Hailey. ;) The rest of the kids alternated between the water and the sand...Hailey being the one to spend the most time playing in the waves. Karl went out a little deeper with all the older kids once...Corbin decided he didn't like that too much and came back, but they still all had a great time. I didn't really go into the water...no maternity swimsuit yet, and my bikini is a little to revealing...not ready to bare the pregnant belly, after all. It was nice to just sit on the beach, enjoying the sun and the scent of the beach.

Today, after breakfast, we got a little cleaning done. Cat box stuff, cleaning some things out of the garage...you know how 'stuff' accumulates. Mostly, I just reorganized a few things, and got rid of a couple unneeded items, and Karl and I moved Emma's slide to the back patio. Now, we can actually get to our bikes and the bigger stroller, as well as the toy kitchen. Maybe they'll get used....Corbin likes the kitchen, and Emma discovered it today, too. I think I'll leave it in the garage and move the kitchen toys out there too. That will give them something else to do when we go out front.

This morning I boiled our eggs. They're now in the fridge cooling down so we can handle them later when it's time to decorate them. I have a total of 22...so Karl and I can each color a few, and the kids will do 5 each...Emma will get to be involved next year. We also have some plastic eggs we're going to put some goodies in, and tomorrow we plan to have our egg hunt at Grandma's and Grandpa's house....we'll be spending the day there, enjoying a meal and some time together. The kids have been looking forward to seeing them for weeks. They're very excited...

Tonight we will be attending our Eater service at church. We've been going on Sunday mornings, but tomorrow the first service is at 8 a.m. which would mean making it to the church an hour earlier than we normally need to....not a good chance of that. So, we'll go to the 5 o'clock one tonight. I believe it will be John Maxwell speaking, so it should be a great message...I really like him as much as I do our regular pastor, Tom Mullins. They have different ways of speaking, but are equally gifted. I'll be thinking of all my family back in Alabama...I miss the big potluck at church and the egg hunt we always had on Sundays. Good times....hope everyone enjoys and basks in the joy of Resurrection Day!

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