Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer

I don't know how it is in your piece of the world, but it is H-O-double T here! The meteorologists keep talking about how we're on the verge of breaking records and all of that jazz. All I know is that I can't walk to the mailbox without sweating profusely. And, I'm not a pretty sweater. I don't have the southern glisten that so many women are lucky to possess.

And, we have been living our lives out in the miserable heat for the past few weekends. We have now moved into our new home for the past 3 weekends in a row. Yesterday marked the last truckload of stuff. You know, the stuff you save 'til the end is stuff you don't want and don't really need, so it was particularly unfun.

But, it is a relief to have it all moved and that part of our disheveled life complete.

I can't help but think back to the haphazard months that we've just closed. These past 7 months or so have been eventful to say the very least. They've been a mishmash of grieving, moving on, and just trusting.

Jesus says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28)

That's the kind of peace that has poured over me in the last few weeks. God's rest. Permission to take a step back, regroup, and recharge in His truth. We all need to do that from time to time. Just retreat and rest. But, even resting in our own strength is invalid. Jesus says, "Come to ME!" So, take your tired and weary soul to the only one who can recharge you.

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to recharge with two tiny tots in tow. I'm going to keep pretending Maddox is a tiny tot. Maddox the Magnificent is going to be a kindergartener this year. If that doesn't punch you in the gut, nothing will! He's growing before our very eyes. And, little Miss Hensley Grace will turn 3 next month. The time is flying, so we're doing our best to have fun! :)

Here's a peak into our day 'o fun:

Hydrate. If you can't take the heat, drink and drink some more!
I'm SO incredibly jealous of this form! I think Vito is, too, as he looks on with envy!
Vito is the best playmate a girl can find. Hensley played with him all the day long. He was so patient and agreeable as she submitted him to her antics.

One of the best things about Aunt Lindsey's house is that we invented a little something called "Movie Nap". We all pile up in our bed and watch a movie during naptime. Maddox was previewing the movie for us.
Our handsome firstborn.
She was trying to ride him.
Whacka Mole!
Early Literacy! This girl LOVES books! She'd rather have "Book Nap" than "Movie Nap".
And, dear, sweet Gladys. She has been a real champ through this move, even though Hensley says, "Gladys looks sad." I think it's just her droopy face. It's hard to turn that frown upside down. :)


Life and Times . . . said...

Congratulations on the new house. And believe me I feel your pain when it comes to the heat. We live in Central Texas. Can't wait to see all the finished pictures of the house.

Chelsea said...

Your house looks beautiful, Lindsey!