This shout out from Jeannett last week made my day.
I spent all Saturday morning sitting on these (hard) wooden bleachers.
Sarah was in a dance team clinic on Friday and they performed at the intermission of the local competition on Saturday.
I tried to take a video of her, but there wasn't enough memory in my iPod.
I'm bummed that I didn't get a picture.
Their routine was done before I could switch from video to camera.
Every time I see this sign I think:
"I want to apply... just to see if I'm awesome."
Saturday night game of Sequence.
Sometimes we'll give Reggie the empty containers to lick.
This one got stuck on his nose.
Yes, we have fun at his expense.
That's Kaitiln serving.
Sundays are volleyball tournament days.
They are also church days and small group days and youth group days.
Which makes our Sundays very full days.
Thankfully all of her tournaments are local.
Sarah got 20 brown envelopes in the mail on Monday.
One for each of the $50 shares of a house that she raised money for at Christmas time.
So glad for her heart to help others.
So glad for those of you who donated money to the cause.
I started collecting my story on the blog, starting with the story of my birth.
This is my view at work.
On Tuesday one of my 86 year old tenants was sitting on that couch and started having a seizure.
I called 911 right away and sat with her until help came.
It was a little bit scary. I felt so helpless.
They took her to the hospital and she's okay now.
Turns out she just fainted, but you never know.
It made me think about life and how fleeting it is.
Even 86 years is nothing.
And in the end, it won't matter if we are in low income housing or a dream retirement villa.
We all have the same end.
I came home from work to this one day this week.
The kids had found a bunch of videos from 2008.
There was very much laughing going on.
Oh my goodness! How did I keep a straight face back then?
Watch for yourself...
When I was working from home, I let them entertain themselves by making videos.
I'm so glad I did.
It was like finding a gold mine, seeing those videos again.
I had downloaded them to the computer and never did anything with them.
I think I'll need to be making some home movies.
Seeing them made me just a little bit sad to think how fast it goes.
Just four or five years.
They've changed so much since then.
I've started meeting with a young woman at church in sort of a mentor role.
She was in my small group and one of her prayer requests was for someone to pour into her.
So I volunteered.
We are going through a study on the fruits of the Spirit.
This week we're reading about peace.
God's peace is countercultural.
It defies our human understanding.
It guards our hearts and minds.
He is our peace when we trust Him.
That was my week in blurry Instagram photos.
How was your week?
I'm @annebickle on Instagram.
Linking up with @jeannettg for InstaFriday.