i didnt get a picture every day this week, but i have multiple pictures on multiple days, so really it all balances out. :-)
i've prayed about and am starting the process of using essential oils for the overall health and wellness of my family. colby and i both have prescription dependent health issues, and im not saying that we'll be cured with the use of oils (although, im not denying that possibility either, because ive heard of it happening), but i would love to get away from using benadryl, tylenol, motrin, etc. and several of them can be used for calming effects, treating bug bites, burns, etc. pretty much everything. anyway, i got my book in the mail over the weekend, and signed on to be a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. im really excited, though a bit overwhelmed.
the kids asked if they could make an aquarium in the bathtub. heres what that means....
one of our former youth graduated from college and is back home looking for odd jobs here and there until he figures out what he wants to do. he came and pulled out some bushes in our front yard on tuesday. colby loved getting out there and "helping".
the public library had a kickoff the summer concert on wednesday morning. we saw many of our friends there.
one of the concert halls in austin hosts an event called austin sound and cinema in the summer. they show a movie preceded by a band that plays music from the movie or relating to the movie in some way. this week it was Labyrinth with a david bowie tribute band. it was a really cool event, but SOOO crowded. i'm glad we went, but we wont be doing that again. at least, not until theyre older.
no picture thursday. booooo.
my mom came in town for a couple days to see the kids before our summer gets out of control busy. we took her on one of our texas nature challenges, this one to the lady bird johnson wildflower center. it was pretty fun; not as fun as the capitol grounds challenge we did last week, but still. i did get this ridiculously awesome picture of probably the prettiest dragonfly ive ever seen.
that night (look how light it is outside the window behind them; its almost 8:30!!) my mom told each of them their '3 things' story. she started this when they were really really little and asked her to tell them bedtime stories. she lets them pick three things, anything they want, and then she somehow works the things into her story. i love the look on mollys face; mom had just finished her story.
this is kristen, who i have mentioned on here numerous times. she and her brother shayne come at the beginning of every year and pray over colby and molly as fellow big brother/little sister. we've known them since they were in middle school and have had the pleasure of watching them grow up. shayne got married in january, and kristen is getting married in august. molly and colby get to be the flower girl and ring bearer. today molly and i went to kristens bridal shower.
allen is pastoring a youth camp this week, so we'll be heading out to spend the week with him there. we're taking lots of books and our bicycles!!
have a great week!!
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