Wednesday, August 6, 2008
In REAL Life
This week, I've been thankful for some "real" life fun with people I love.
Yesterday morning, the kids started the day out with some Karaoke fun. The first song requested was "Shine" by the Newsboys and I smiled as the kids bounced around in the family room to this song. Our little guy then asked for his favorite: Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie.
Don't ask me why. But hearing a three year old boy sing about big girls crying is just adorable.
We progressed to "Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstill. I have no idea what she means (why not a black kitten and an apple tree?), but the kids love the "whoo-hoo" part and that's all that really matters. Whoo-hoo....whoo-hoo!
And the last song, a favorite of all, "Mr. Roboto" by STYX. Oh yeah. We shine our light for Jesus in Robot style around our house. Three little robots marched around with jerky movements singing word-for-word the entire song.
I had the privilege of meeting a bloggy friend in real life. Kathy (Blessed Builder) and I chatted about our lives and it amazed me how much more we connected in a couple of hours than I often feel I connect over the Internet. There's just something special about being "live."
On Tuesday night, the girls met up (minus kiddos) and canoed down the river for two and a half hours. It was peaceful and relaxing to float down the shallow river. I'm so thankful for my dear friend who shared her heart with me as we drifted along.
I spent the day shopping with girlfriends last Friday. I think the last time I did that was in High school. We tried on clothes like kids and ate yummy foods, looked at every store in the mall and made each other giggle like school girls. Those girls actually made me laugh so hard I almost peed and they're the kind of friends you can honestly talk to about that kind of problem.
It's been a wonderful, fun-filled week and I feel like I could go on forever about what terrific friends I'm developing and how full and rich my life feels right now.
Thank You Lord, for this life You've given me.