Dorothy once said, there's no place quite like home.
We came back to our house undergoing some serious landscaping ... which, I might add, is ALMOST done! Yay(!) for a back yard again. Once we are complete, I'll be posting some before pictures of this whole garage/backyard project. But until then, I'll still be washing my floors every night to get rid of the mud and will still be looking through my dusty, dirty windows (as I have boycotted doing them until construction is done). The end results of renovating are amazing and so satisfying, but during it...maybe not so much!
Coming back after an extended period away from "normal" life helps you realize how normal your life really isn't and how busy stuff tends to creep in until you make a drastic cut/break. Weeks leading up to our departure, there were what-seemed-important-things and events that filled our days and thoughts. Getting away with just Matt and the boys showed me how much more important spending time as a family and JUST as a family is. Don't get me wrong, we aren't cutting out the socializing ... we are setting out to prioritize the family time we get to have over anything else. Behaviours and little issues seem to fade when you are investing time into each others' days.
Time spent just reading about God's love for me, as I'm His child, was pretty mind blowing and was exactly what my thirsty spirit required to be quenched with. More thoughts on that to come, but overall, I feel "back" on track taking time to spend with Father daily. Which was more than refreshing ... it was needed and I'm so thankful.
We set quite a few goals while we were away. Some lofty, some needed, some practical and some to try. All for the sake of improvement in our lives as we're hoping to get traction to get life goals back on track. Exciting stuff to come(!!).
Glad to be here again - sharing about life and it's simple intricacies. As for now ... I'm going to go back to relaxing while these boys are napping!
pic pix: the beautiful forest floor, Aug.2014, Farragut State Park, Idaho