See? I seriously need some under eye cream (and an eyebrow wax, haircut, dentist appointment, and to put on some make-up for heaven's sake)...but look at this sweet baby!
We had a good weekend. Kris took our pastor's son turkey hunting on Saturday morning, and they harvested 2 jakes-it was his first time hunting and they had a really good time. Our church had a youth revival this weekend, so Kris took Katie to that each evening. Kris felt like Pastor Chap ministered to the adults just as much as the youth. I was able to take Asher and Claire out for a few walks in the double stroller that we borrowed. It was so good to get outside! Yesterday we worked in the back yard for a little while after church. Katie learned how to mow, and let me tell you...our yard might not be the straightest cut with her doing it, but she was really eager to learn!
Safety First! Eye and ear protection-check!
I have been reading about the fruits of the spirit in Galatians...just trying to really concentrate on letting the Holy Spirit take over my life and heart. I know I need to work on all of the virtues, but the ones that I really struggle with are patience, gentleness and self control. Kris and I have been really having trouble in disciplining Katie...I need to remember the root word of discipline, disciple...which means to teach. We're just having trouble being gentle and having self-control (not going crazy when she's really being defiant). I know it's the "tween" years that are starting to creep in, and I know that we just need to be patient with her and keep on loving her. Parenting is hard work, but I know it's worth it.
See? Totally worth it!