One of the things I will miss the most here is a ministry I've been involved with since my pregnancy with Kennedy - MUMS (Moms Understanding Moms). It sounds similar to MOPS, or at least that's what others who've experienced both have told me. This year I've been on the steering committee and it's just been a spiritual intimacy with not only God but with other God following friends like I've never known. Last week the steering team got together at a local park and had a picnic and play time. The girls had so much fun...we sweated and laughed and ate and then all came home and took solid naps (it was glorious). Us grown up gals had fun too - it's always good to hang out with them and again although sad thoughts crept in about it possibly being the last outing I'd have with them...I pushed them aside choosing rather to focus on how grateful I am for the time spent and relationships developed with them....despite moving, those bonds will be there forever and it warms my heart to know that to be true!
One of the things I packed up this week is Avery's old car seat. I decided I'd take it completely apart and wash it so that when I unpacked it, it would be ready for Greyson. She kept pointing at it and grunting so I finally put it in the floor after I was done re-assembling it and before I got ready to pack it up and this is what she did. I swear y'all - she played in this thing for like 40 glorious minutes while I busied around the house doing other things. It was like she found her long lost friend: ha!
Kennedy decided to come in and get in on the fun...she was just rocking her and Avery just sat there...chillin'.
Kennedy then decided to play like Avery was her baby and proceeded to bring her a blanket and toys and Avery never.moved.a.muscle! I was crackin' up!
On Saturday our women's ministry at Southern Acres had their first annual Spring Banquet. The decorating theme was Breakfast at Tiffany's so although I didn't even think about it when I donned a black dress that AM - there were lots of us there in Audrey Hepburn like little black dresses. This is me with my Erica - love, love, love her!
The speaker's name was Margie Sims and here she is with her daughter and Joan (the leader of Women's Ministry at our church).
The message was about the seasons of a woman's life and it was SOOOOO good. Margie has 10, yes you heard me...10 children. I know people think that is crazy nowadays and you may be one of those people but I think it's amazing. Now, I'm not talking about lack of birth control and leaning on the government for assistance kind of having 10 kids - I'm talking about obedient well cared for and God fearing children - very respectable in my opinion and I say rock on! Now, physically I don't know how on earth women do it but I think character-wise it's just unreal. She shared so many precious little nuggets of wisdom and I just felt really thankful and blessed to be there.
Sunday I got my girls all dolled up in their church clothes and couldn't resist making a photo op out of it. Chelsea gave me this sweet little dress for Avery a while back and when I was shopping in Old Navy here recently I saw it in Kennedy's size on clearance and it was just to perfect to pass up - I love it when they match!
Oh my word:
As I've kind of shared before...Avery's not such a huge fan of grass so she was basically leaning on Kennedy the entire time we were in the yard.
Thankfully, Kennedy is an awesome big sister so she didn't mind at all - love their little hands together ;).
Not much else going on around this neck of the woods outside of packing, labeling, taping, and repeat. It's going to be a cah-razy next few weeks but I want to try my best to cherish it even in the insanity of it all!