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Sunday, June 5, 2011

five things

1. Garage Sale
My sister and I had a garage sale this weekend. We have been planning it for several months now, but of course I put off all my organizing and pricing until the two weeks before. It was a lot of work. It was so hot and windy this weekend too. I was beginning to wonder if this garage sale stuff was worth it. But we ended up having lots of fun even though we were sweating like crazy and my ankles were swelling (already?!). We even made some money! Thanks to the sweet friends and family who took time to help us this weekend.

2. Picnic
My grandma called last week and wondered if we could meet them at the park for a picnic. Levi's cousins came too. Ellie loves to help Levi...she is the "big" cousin. The kids played and then we ate a picnic lunch that my grandma had packed for us. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa. Levi loved our trip to the park!

3. Levi's New Ride
Some friends of ours sent us home with a new toy for Levi. Let's just say he thinks it is AWESOME...a four wheeler of his very own. It has a little button that you can push to make it go. I'm sure he will be spending lots of time on his new four wheeler this summer. Borrowed toys from friends are the best!

4. Birthday Party
Lindi from Love the Day asked if she could feature Levi's birthday party on her beautiful blog. How fun to see all of those pictures again. I loved celebrating Levi turning one. You can see the party feature here. Make sure to look around Love the Day while you are there. Lindi has some awesome party features and ideas. I will definitely be back!

5. 30 Day Challenge
Today is day five of the 30 Day Challenge. How are you doing? I hope you didn't think that I gave up because of my lack of blogging...the lack of blogging was because of the busy garage sale weekend. I did have to set my alarm extra early on those garage sale days. In the past I would have just made excuses and said the weekend was too busy to squeeze in my quiet time, but it was so good for me to schedule time with the Lord even on those busy days. I think weekends are the hardest...when Joel is around more and our schedule is different. It has been a challenge for me to make my time with the Lord a priority even on those days.

If you are wondering what the 30 Day Challenge is you can read all about it here. And feel free to join in even if you are late!

I have a Father's Day giveaway planned for this week, so check back. Okay, five things is all for tonight. I have to get to bed and get that alarm set for tomorrow!


Blogger Amanda said...

love so many things about this post...

love the picnic and the tablecloth and that your grandma packed the lunches - SO precious!!

love that levi loves his new ride! I can't wait till he gets that button down.

don't love that your ankles are swelling already :-(

but I do love that I MADE IT - I'm still going strong with the challenge - even through the weekend!!! (which is the hardest for me too)

June 5, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

love this post, Jess!
You look so cute pregnant. Cute, in a good way :)
Sorry about your ankles though :(

Thank you for doing the 30 day challenge! I'm so very encouraged by it!

June 6, 2011 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger The Frenchs said...

I have found the 30 day challenge so helpful! I've also discovered the book The Power of a Praying Wife as a part of it. Life changing!

June 6, 2011 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

I love grandma's. They are precious. I loved seeing her push Levi on the swing.
And, yes. Weekends are the hardest for me as far as quiet times go. It bugs me, so I've been working on it...

June 6, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate said...

Luke has a 4-wheeler similar to that one...Even though he's basically outgrown it, he still plays with it daily. Having been through a summer pregnancy -- yep -- they swell-- mine did as soon as it was hot, and they didn't "deswell" until well after Luke was born :) Stay cool, Jess!

June 6, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Our daughter has a four wheeler like that and she loves it as well.

June 6, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Niki said...

I neeeeeed Levi's cycle shirt! He always has the cutest clothes ever!

June 7, 2011 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Missy Locklear said...

A weird question: where did you find those vinyl labels on Levi's cup? :)

June 7, 2011 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger lovetheday said...

Thank you so much dear! I've received such great feedback about your party! If you throw another one...send it my way!

Excited to follow you moving forward!

June 8, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

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