June 18, 2016

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

I learned that painting stair spindles is no easy task. I don’t think I ever want to do that again.

I’m back to my 5am wake-ups and quiet time. Praise the Lord Jesus! My soul has sorely been lacking food. I’ve felt a numbness to God and His word, and was choosing to binge watch and fill my soul and mind with useless things. My thought life was starting to feel the detrimental effects of that.

Soul has been so helpful around her. I’m thankful for this special time that allows her opportunities to stretch herself. She goes downstairs to sweep the kitchen without me telling her. I’ve been so encouraged how she steps up the big sister role when her big sisters aren’t here.

Loving the new striped dresses on Everlane. I want the red one.

I want to make s’mores krispy treats with the girls.

These yellow slides are so cheery.

Gorgeous pouf… please come magically appear in my house.

Read “Little Eyes are Watching in Worship.”

It’s been quieter in this space because I was sick and then renovations. I plan on starting to share posts of our long road trip this week, so stay tuned for that. I can’t wait until July when all major renovations should be done and I get to enjoy our new floors and just decorate. Hip, hip hooray!!!

4 comments on “huzzah!”

  • Lita says:

    I can relate to your painting rant. I am in the process of painting my dining and foyer and it’s not fun at all. I don’t even know why I waited till summer break to paint them–I’m a single mom and my daughter (6 yo) is at home with me all day. It’s been a bit of a juggling act trying to keep her entertained and to get the painting done. Not to mention my house has 12 feet ceiling (I live in old victorian house). I am definitely looking forward to getting this done tho…

    • Rubyellen says:

      We have 10′ ceilings, so I get what you are talking about. I finished upstairs and all the stair railings, and I think in August, before school starts, I’m going to attempt to paint downstairs. I’m pretty sure it’s a crazy idea, but after going this far, might as well finish off the rest of the house, right?!

      Here’s to painting friend! We will both get to sit and relax afterwards and admire all our hard work.

  • Sarah Silvester says:

    Hi Rubyellen!
    I don’t think I’ve ever commented here, and wanted to pop in to say how much I love your blog. I am a regular reader, usually catching up via feebly every few weeks though rather than reading every new post. I so appreciate your transparency and how open you are about the times you might think you’re not getting it right, yet your inspiring posts about your kids and parenting and your beautiful home. My favorites are your party posts – of course!- and I love when your kids pop in to add their point of view too.
    Thanks for being yourself! Xx

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