Saturday, June 29, 2013

My week in photos, and a few things learned

A new friend convinced me to join her every week in sharing small glimpses of my week. Come meet Shannon. The hope is that it will encourage you to join in so we can get to know each other better. Won't you join us? I'd love to become marble jar friends as we reveal some of those crazy things we normally wouldn't share. Doesn't that sound like fun?

First, I must say I don't take enough pictures to capture the many moments in my week. My friend does it so much better but we won't get caught up in that comparison game. Second, if I took pictures of everything I might be banned from my home.

Let us begin...caption first and then photo(s), if I have one.

I love how my youngest son didn't holler at me when I started snapping away as he blessed us one afternoon out on the porch with his classical guitar. This moment is probably my favorite of the week. These boys of mine grew up too quickly and I'm thankful to still have one at home. Please God, don't let me take these moments for granted.

The week consisted primarily of rain. Lots and lots of rain. You will discover there was not a lot of activity in my week because of the rain.

The rain wasn't necessarily a bad thing as it allowed me to do some catching-up inside. You see, I hired a maid to clean my messy home and I will admit some advance cleaning was done. How could I not? It had become rather embarrassing. She was desperately needed. Sorry, I don't have a picture of the maid.

The rain momentarily gave way to some sunshine one evening which allowed my husband to do some grilling. He let me choose and after searching different recipe options I asked for skirt steak. Not a usual request for me but this may need to become a staple. Yum! Yum! By the way, my husband is the cook in the family. I'm so lucky! I've added an old picture of him so you could see his lovely face. He's a good man. :)

And then there was more rain. And then there was hail. I was stuck in my car waiting for freedom from the rain and hail to make my way inside. Enough with the rain!!

Fifteen minutes later blue skies returned. Isn't God amazing?

The weekend is finally here and our time will primarily be spent at FamFest! Yippee! We love Living Hope Church! In a couple weeks my husband and I will be baptized! We are SUPER excited.

There are a few random things I learned over the course of the week.

1) People will connect with complete strangers to avoid standing in line for a signature from the band they came out to see and my son will do his best to accommodate their request. He's such a good kid! However, the band wasn't allowed to sign personal items so my son still has this strangers two dollar bill waiting to properly return to the owner if he should ever call.

2) My daughter-in-law makes everything look good. I wouldn't really eat those (Skittles?), but I do love all the photos she shares. She called this "Street Art."

3) The time difference between Chicago and San Diego makes it harder to Skype with me son and his wife. It was much easier when they resided in D.C. He sends me a text at 8:15 p.m. his time saying "Wanna Skype?" and I was already sound asleep since it was 10:15 p.m. my time. I'm grateful for shared pictures so I can still see their beautiful faces. Don't you just love his face?

4) I need to take a lot more photos to keep up with my friend Shannon. :)

5) New connections are such a wonderful thing. I'm loving the many new online friends I've made this past week. You all have blessed me.

Wasn't this fun?

Now it's YOUR TURN! I would love for you to share something from your week. Share in the comments, or come on over to my Facebook page and leave a comment there. Did you share your week or month on your blog? If so, share a link to your page.


  1. Your family is gaw-geous! Thanks so much for coming up with the idea that this would be more fun to do together :) I'm glad to have made a new friend and to be getting to know you better.

    So exciting, your baptisms coming up!!!! Woot!!!!

    We were swamped with rain all week, too - funny how little things like that being shared can make us feel like our world really is so small. Like we're all so much closer than we think!

    Can't wait to see what this week brings ;) Have a blessed week, girl!

    1. I could fill up next week's post with pictures from simply this past Saturday! Love joining you for this weekly post. It's so much fun! Love ya.

  2. Well, this was just so much fun to read and see all the pictures of your beautiful family. Funny, we had a ridiculous amount of rain and horrible non-summery weather this week too, but that's given way to clear skies, sunshine, and soaring temps.

    Blessed to hear about your baptisms - what a praise! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you, Rebekah! It appeared to be a rainy week for many last week. It's cooler here this week, but clearer skies!
      Much love,

  3. Hi Beth... I'm so excited to hear you'll be getting baptized. So awesome! I joined in with Emily at Chatting at the Sky to think on the month. Youre welcome to check it out if you'd like...

    1. Thanks, Becky. We are very excited about the baptism!

  4. Loved this post Beth! Great pictures(especially the guitar ones)! We had a lot of rain last week too and a lot more on the way. I especially liked reading what you learned this week. It's so good to look for joys and lessons learned each day that we can thank God for. I posted what I learned this month yesterday and it was fun! Blessings to you this weekend!

  5. What a great week you've had! It was great to Skype last night <3
    FYI Zack was the one who spotted the "street art" first—I photographed it, we work together like that.

    1. The best week will be when we are all together again!


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