Friday, June 28, 2013

Five on Friday!

I think we might have over done it this week! Just a tad too busy. Even Carl commented that we were too busy. None of us can decide what to cut though. VBS, camp, swimming lessons and just general life have been more than enough for one week. Next week, will feel like a cinch and a certain little boy will turn 2!

Feet Treat: Have you tried this amazing feet treat? Mix 1/2 cup of warm water, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup of Listerine  - the blue kind. A concoction likes this will give you soft feet that feel amazing! Of course, I found this on Pinterest and it's one of my favorite pins.

VBS: Evie has loved Vacation Bible School! It's been a great way to get to know people but it's been a major commitment since our church is not nearby. VBS is not like it used to be. Evie had colored hair, tattoos and a food truck served snacks. Lydia, is Evie's new best friend and she has even requested that Lydia be her new Mommy. YIKES! I was not expecting that at age 4. Our VBS theme was "Fun Fair" - another church along the way has the same theme and Evie suggested that she attend that VBS next. Environmental print is working it's magic on Evie.

Sciatica: I am having some trouble with my sciatic nerve and went to the chiropractor twice this week. Ouch, it really hurts. I am still not convinced of my treatment plan but completely convinced that it will not include a $4,000 treatment plan suggested my the chiropractor. 

Momastery: I have been thinking about meeting Glennon Doyle all week! Still cannot believe that I had the chance to hug her, praise her work and listen to her speak. What an experience! It's amazing the power that a mom can have on other moms. Glennon is really using her life to make a difference! It makes me wonder what I am doing to make a difference.

Swimming Lessons: We have a new swimmer in our family! Evie is swimming. We are so proud of her hard work and look forward to lots of swimming adventures. Hard-core lessons are what she needed - no coddling, rewards or fun games. Just basic skills to move from one end of the pool to another! Henry is thrilled that swimming lessons are not going to occur every.single.afternoon.


  1. I cannot believe that sweet Henry will be 2! Where does the time go! I've been meaning to try the foot treatment myself! With your endorsement, I'll be sure to try it soon! Healing thoughts your way for your sciatic nerve.

  2. VBS sounds like so much fun! We don't have anything like that at our church. Wish we did!

    Gotta try that Feet Treat!

    Have you tried a Physical Therapist for your sciatic nerve problem? PT is usually covered by insurance, where it is harder or impossible to get chiro covered.

    Have a great weekend, and enjoy some down time!

  3. I know what difference you are making in this are raising happy, compassionate, independent children. They are grounded in a home where they see, modeled for them each day, parents who reach out to those whose needs, lives, and worlds are different with Christ centered actions that make a difference. What a gift!

  4. You are superwoman to stay so busy! By the time I get everyone ready and buckled in the car I've lost all desire to do whatever it was I was planning to. Did you choose to do several weeks of swim lessons or was that how it's planned? Avery will only do 1 week which I'm thinking might only succeed in wearing me out.

  5. Congratulations to your little swimmer. We had VBS last week at our church and it made for a busy week. I live an hour one way from our church so I spent 2 hours on the road plus 2 1/2 hours with kindergarteners. Needless to say, I still don't think I have recovered.


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