Sunday, September 29, 2013

The days can be long, but the weeks fly by

Time is going by so quickly.  I realized I haven't posted since March, and it feels like it was just a few weeks ago that I wrote my last post.  The fall is always so busy in the lives of teachers.  We are blessed with Nick having the summers but seem to make up for those hours come fall and the busyness of getting his classroom situated and back in the swing of things.  I am also teaching a few hours a week for a homeschool program called Gorman.  I love it, but it is an adjustment to find time to plan lessons again!
Nick and I were blessed to take a step back last weekend and take some much time needed away to go to a marriage retreat up at Hume Lake!  It was wonderful, and so good to be away from all distractions, especially the internet!  Having a smart phone makes us accessible at all times by text, phone, email and any social media we are attached to.  It is a constant balance to not let it overtake, and become all consuming.
Back to the marriage retreat...Here is a picture of us taken at the lake.  It is such a beautiful serene place.  It was a time of rejuvenation for us.  The couple who spoke gave great tips for conflict in marriage.  It was so practical, because EVERY marriage deals with conflict.  I appreciated their insight, and the Lord brought to mind specific areas where I can do better in my marriage.
The boys are growing so quickly, too quickly.  Lucas will be 1 in another month.  I can't believe it.  That boy is growing so fast, and eats like there is no tomorrow!  He is becoming our little big man!:)  Noah's vocabulary is growing by the day, and it is so much fun to have "real" conversations with him now.  His absolute favorite thing to do is wrestle with Daddy, and actually I would have to say that is Lucas' favorite thing to do as well.  Those boys love to rough house with dad.  Today, they were rough housing with each other, and loving it.  I was sitting on the sidelines like a referee constantly reminding Noah to be "gentle" with Lucas.  Gentle and roughhousing??  Those are not words that go together!  Sigh....this is the beginning of it, being a mom of boys is definitely going to help me relax!