August began with us smack dab in the middle of our vacation to see the grandparents. We visited my mom and pops, as well as Jakey’s parentals. It was SO MUCH FUN.
I didn’t even wanna leave. The kids didn’t either. These kids pretty much were glued together for 7 days straight. Cousin love is in full force.
My BIL and SIL are expecting their first little one in November, so we got to celebrate with them at the cutest shower that you probably have ever seen.
The kiddos had a week of VBS right when we got back to Wisconsin. They loved it and Anaya was super sad that she didn’t get to go. Maybe next year, young one. From this video you can tell she is READY.
The girls are starting soccer soon, so this happened one morning. They look so adorbs in their shinguards! We’re going to have 3 soccer games every weekend this fall. For the love.
…..aaaand Ada learned to ride a bike this month. She went from “I CAN’T DO IT!! I WON’T TRY!!!” to “This is awesome! I love biking! I want to do this all day!” in 15 minutes. I’m not even exaggerating. She zooms everywhere and has been making the curves like a pro. Proud momma.
Around the Interwebs
- Resting is hard for a lot of us.
- Real tears happened when reading this post because we’re better together.
- When raising kids, blind obedience isn’t the goal
- Sometimes it’s frustrating being a slow processor.
- Ease up on the snacks, PLEASE.
- Close up those streets so the kids can play. Love this.
What I’m Reading
Rare Bird: I read this in two or three days while on vacation and it was just so good. I remember first hearing about this book and wondered WHY IN THE WORLD would someone want to read about a child dying. Just no. But then I kept on hearing how good it was so I gave in. I’m glad I did. It’s super sad, but also surprisingly encouraging. Her story is beautiful.
Simply Tuesday: I love Emily Freeman. I loved this book (see below for a link to the review).
In My Ears
This month was podcast catch-up month. I loved all the episodes in Tsh’s new podcast, The Simple Show (especially loved listening to Meghan and Tsh talk about Harry Potter) :). I listened to the Liturgist’s marriage podcast they did with Rob and Kristen Bell about the book The ZimZum of Love. Afterwards I requested the book :). I discovered Seminary Dropout and listened to 2 episodes in a row (Carolyn Custis James and Michelle Cushatt) . I need more excuses to make long car trips by myself.
On the Blog
Linking up today with Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into.