Friends…and more friends

This summer has been great because we are getting to hang out with friends…new and old!  The boys seem to fight a lot when we stay home so lately we are getting out of the house as much as possible!

IMG_4567 The boys and I went bowling one morning with some of their friends.  They had so much fun!  Drew was a little scared of the bowling ball but stood next to everyone saying words of encouragement. (“Go Jake!”)

Jake, Drew, Corben, and Julianna

IMG_4572 Kiddo got his first strike and legitimately beat me.  And I had bumpers.  That about sums up my bowling skills.

IMG_4503 Just another day of saving lives for these two

(Jake and Jack)

IMG_4525The boys went to their first Vacation Bible School a couple weeks ago at a small church in the Woodlands with some of their friends.  Most churches don’t allow kids under 4 so we jumped on this opportunity.  They had the BEST time!  We are still singing songs and talking about it.

IMG_4532 I volunteered with the kindergarten group but still got to peek in on the boys.  We had a snowcone truck come the last day and it just made their week.  Jake is on the right holding hands with one of his new friends.  So sweet!

IMG_4533 Drew still talks about this blue snowcone.  We were so happy with how well he did.  He had the best time and loved “BBS” (as he called it).  I think he will have a blast at preschool this year!

IMG_4536 IMG_4537 Jake, Blake, Lexi, and Jack

IMG_4556 Every morning after breakfast, the boys go sit together in our recliner and watch TV.  With as much as they fight, they also love to be together!  Makes me happy.

IMG_4559 Check out those abs.  Can you guess which one is the ham?

IMG_4560This guy!  Love that cheese.

I’ve talked to a lot of girls lately and how perception of other people’s lives can make them feel down on themselves.  This is everywhere in our society!  I was thinking about that as I was posting pictures the last few days.  We may have done a lot of activities…and the pictures show a bunch of smiles…but that’s mostly because I don’t take pictures of the bad days!  And we have those a lot!  I had to text Seth this evening while he was working late saying that our kids were attempting to stab each other with corn cob skewers and I was about to give up!

So just know we are not even close to perfect over here.  I get so frustrated, yell when I don’t mean to, have many insecurities, am grumpy in the mornings, and have much to learn.

But nobody wants to read about that.

(Unless you do.  Then I’ve got a lot of material to share!)

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

One thought on “Friends…and more friends

  1. With us ‘moving’ this week, and getting much closer, we can get together. And you can share/complain about challenging kid times. In person!

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