Well, thank you for the kind messages and words of encouragement regarding my Easter post! My brother called me right after I posted and said, “You seem so normal and happy in person but then I read your blog.” Haha! Perhaps I’m too honest? I find it therapeutic.
Anyways, church issues aside, life is actually wonderful. That sounds awful! Life is only wonderful because of the knowledge I gain from church and the testimony that burns in my heart that I have a Savior who knows me and loves me and understands my challenges and provides comfort and sustains me in my trials. It’s because I understand the importance of church and desire for my children to have testimonies of the Savior too that I care so much about them being present and reverent in Sacrament meeting. I love church! I want my kids to love church, too. So badly.
Anyways, that’s not what this post is about….
Life is wonderful! Ben is home lots more and even took a day off work recently just for fun. The kids seem much happier, Ben seems less stressed, and I am feeling more relaxed. I also love that the sun is setting late because it provides us with opportunities to go places and do fun things in the evenings. I haven’t been great about photographing our explorations but here are a few pictures from recent outings…
The kids favorite restaurant is Sweet Tomatoes. We went there on Friday. The paper has coupons for $20 for a family of four. Not bad, right? They love the all-you-can-eat and pick-what-you-want-to-eat aspects. Among their favorites are the macaroni and cheese, breads, cheese, broccoli, and definitely the ice cream bar. They think it’s better than Disney World.
After that we headed to Clearwater beach….
|Sadie was burying her Easter bunny stuffed animal in the picture shown above.|
We’re not so bad, are we?
|Is this why there are slots in the front and back?|