Thanks for all the encouragement to keep blogging. I'd totally deny that I'm an approval addict and say how now I'm totally cured of my insecurity and pride and competitive nature... but obviously, that'd be lying.
I DO like blogging--when I have time. May was an insanely busy month and I won't bore you with the details. (However, if you'd like to see for yourself, click here!)
But I do want to keep sharing fun things about the kids. And, I will...right after this 'introspective reflection': I'm realizing more and more this year how competitive I am. Not athletically, of course. (Stop laughing those of you who know me from highschool!!!!) But in every other way. I don't think that's something that will go away by not reading blogs. I really think that is a life-long struggle that I will have--something I'm having to give to the Lord often. And discontentment? Also a huge struggle right now. ___________________________________
(insert deep thoughtful response and answer to previous problems here)
As you can see, I don't have the answer to that. I'm just really focusing this summer on trying not to drive Joel insane with my issues. :-)
Okay, the kids:
We've been enjoying the summer weather!
Playing with our cousins, Addilyn and Asher (who are here for the WHOLE SUMMER!!!!)
(okay, that one is Aunt Nee-Nee!)
And to end with Ollie's 'quote of the day':
"Mommy, do you know what I'm dressed as today?"
"No, Ollie--what are you dressed up as?"
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