Long Time No Write

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 8 months since I last posted.  I have gone back and forth as to whether I would ever resurrect this blog or not.  But as soon as I was notified that my domain was about to expire I knew that I wasn’t ready to stop blogging.

I make no promises to get back to any sort of blogging schedule.  I would rather keep this space for posting when I feel like I need or want to.

A brief recap of the last 8 months….

….The Wingman celebrated his third birthday.  Crazy, I know!

….The Pilot was gone for a while with his job and I worked on quite a few projects while he was gone.  Hopefully I can blog a bit about some of them!

…In June I became pregnant with our fourth child.  At 16 weeks, his heart stopped beating.  I went to the hospital, labored for 9 hours, and gave birth to another precious son.  It has taken a lot of time to process it all and I know I’m far from being done.  But I am sure some posts about his life and late miscarriage will show up here sometime.

…It has been an absolutely horrible few months.  There is no other way to describe it.  But I am holding onto hope.  “Sometimes holding tight [to Truth] feels more like hanging on, but don’t give up.  Don’t believe the lie that you should let go.  God holds you.  Hold tight to Him.”  (She Reads Truth by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams, page 170)

To close this post, I want to share this song.  It has been like my anthem over the past year.  When I first heard it, I was at a Tenth Avenue North concert and the song hadn’t even been recorded.  That tour was the first time they sang it for people.  I sat there with tears pouring down my face, not knowing how the song would grow even more important to me.  I hope that it is a blessing and encouragement to you as well.

 

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5 Things to Do This Weekend that Do Not Require Excessive Planning

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The weekend is coming up and there are so many options of what to do!!  Here are 5 things to do this weekend that do not require excessive planning (or money!).

1. Go on a drive.  My amazing husband and I have spent many an afternoon just driving and exploring new areas.  Not only is it fun to see new places (or revisit old ones), it is great time to talk together as a couple or family or to just sit in silence and enjoy the time together.

2. Have an in-home movie night.  Plan ahead and get a movie from Netflix or pick one up from Redbox.  Make pizza or pop popcorn.

3. Host a game night.  Invite your friends or neighbors over for some games.  Or play games with just your family  Our game night favorites have been Clue, Apples to Apples, and Catch Phrase.

4. Water fun!  Go to the local pool if you don’t have your own, buy an easy set-up pool for your yard, or turn on the sprinklers!

5. Read a book out loud.  I have fond memories growing up of both of my parents reading out loud to us as a family.  My incredible husband and I just finished reading through the Harry Potter series.  It’s a lot of fun and builds great memories!

-Bonnie