Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Looking Back: summer edition

Sigh. I have so much to catch up on. It's almost painful when I realize how much I've missed just by not blogging like I normally do. 

I use this blog as our family's journal and as I think back...I've missed some big events. Oh, I'll definitely write about them and try to recapture those important milestones. But it's the small little details I'll be foggy on and probably altogether forget. Just helps me determine in my mind not to give up on remembering. To keep on, keeping on because God is so kind to us. He has blessed our little family greatly and I want to be like the Psalmist who says:

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits." Psalm 103

Even today I've been working to Bless the Lord in my heart when the circumstances around me only make me want to complain or grumble. We're in the thick of round #2 (as in second time this summer) of super high fevers, achy bodies and sleepless nights. It's a challenge. Makes me want to rebel in my heart as I watch my girls suffer all the while it being hotter than blazes outside.

But...King David didn't say to Bless the Lord only during the good times. He didn't tell us to ascribe Glory and Honor to the Lord just when you feel like it. He instructs us to continuously Bless the Lord at all times, that His praise be on our lips. So that is what I'm preaching to myself right now. And I'm praying that the more I do that, the more I beg of the Lord to change my heart, that my first response will be to worship Him.

Wow. There's a little insight into my heart tonight. Hope you don't mind.

And since it's getting later than I had planned, I'll just leave you with one picture. It's probably my favorite of all the pictures I took this summer. And just to warn you...it's not exactly "G" rated. But I really love it and don't plan to post it on facebook...so it will only be here on my blog this one time.

See you soon!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Moved In

Note: I wrote this the night before we got on a plane to head to Alaska for 20 days. Very delayed in posting this but still a big event in our Mehringer lives and something I want to remember.

We are plum tuckered out! Like...could sleep a few days to finally feel normal again kind of tired. BUT we are moved into our home and couldn't be more thankful for this new place.

First, we had an AMAZING team of guys who moved our things in 2 hours. 2 hours!!! I couldn't believe how efficient they were and careful at the same time. It blessed me to hear them laugh, joke around and {for some} even whistle while they went to and from. My sweet friend Jen kept our girls for the morning so I could work without interruption. Her thoughtfulness allowed me to move out and back in my entire kitchen. Everything was where I wanted it when I went to pick up the girls at 1pm. Thank you Jen! Moving day would have looked a lot differently for me had it not been for you.

Next, we spent ALL day Monday getting things out of boxes, putting stuff up on the walls and turning this place into our little home. This was all possible thanks to our beloved Marmee! She picked up the girls at 8:30am and her and Papa both brought them back that night by 7:30pm. Matt and I couldn't believe how much we were able to accomplish, how easy it was to jump in the car, grab a few things at Lowes, to pick up lunch on the way back, inhale {well almost} our food and then to have 7 hours left of intense measuring, nailing, drilling, assembling and all out decorating. What a supportive hubby I have to devote a whole day to this!

 I have lots of rearranging and organizing to do. But that's the fun part. And it will come in time. I just need to be patient.