|Taking a family walk (a break between studying!)|
The level of study required for his program produces a certain degree of isolation, and this can be discouraging to Andrew. But we have both taken heart at something my father told us: Andrew is loving people in the future by diligently applying himself now. In our hearts we know that this is exactly where God wants us.
Squishy is 10 months old now, and just when I think he has gotten into every possible thing, he discovers something new. He is starting to imitate words and understands "no." And he gives wonderful cuddles each day before I put him down for his naps. Sheer bliss.
In my SAHM role, I realized this month that several of the good things that had found their way into my schedule were crowding out the best things. This is always a balancing act, isn't it? In this season of my life, I know that I have some very clear "assignments" and in order to carry them out, other things will have to go by the wayside. And that's ok. It's freeing to me to remember that I cannot and should not take on everything.
This past month I did tackle getting back in shape, and wow! That has been fabulous. Until, that is, I came down with tonsillitis and was banished to the couch for the good part of this past week. So sad! I am hoping to be fully recovered by this weekend so that I can submit to Jillian's torture again by next week at the latest. I'm guessing that 7+ days without shredding means that I'm supposed to start over at Day 1 with the 30 Day Shred? Dear me!
In other news, this blog is beginning to take on more direction in my mind. I'm slowly drawing out some posts about my heart in relationship to blogging, which you can expect to see over the course of this month. Plus, the end of October marks a very special date (more on that later!). I have really enjoyed connecting with many of you on the Alicia's Homemaking facebook page and on Twitter. Thanks for being awesome readers!
Our family finished out this month by spending the weekend with dear friends and family at our church's annual camp retreat. We ate camp food together, bounced each other's babies, were challenged by solid teachings, sung loud songs, played in the lake, and participated in human foosball. With any luck, there will be a vlog on that later.
That's all for now, folks! I'm looking forward to what October has in store. OH, and did I mention that we are finally feeling the first cool weather here in Florida!? Love it.
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