Wednesday, August 6, 2008

In REAL Life

This week, I've been thankful for some "real" life fun with people I love.

Here's ONE:
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.

Here's TWO:
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."

Here's THREE:
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.

Here's FOUR:
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.


Angie said...

Heather---I AM SO GLAD you had the delight of meeting Blessed Builder Kathy! What a treat!!! I just love her! It sounds like you have had a FULL week!!!!
Loved reading about the fun stuff!

Denise said...

Such great blessings my friend.

Tänia said...

Girlfriends... they are the bestest! HUGS!

Tänia of

Cheryl said...

Sounds like fun. I love doing the Girlfriend's thing! What a blessing for you. Happy TT!

Melanie said...

Heather, What a wonderful week you have had! Great blessings all the way around.

Stop by and visit me over the weekend... there will be something special for you.

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

sure sounds like a load of fun. God bless!

Edie said...

Heather - Your week sounds like a little taste of heaven. Would've loved to see that Karaoke scene. The robots scenario made me laugh just thinking about it.

As much blessing as I get in this blogging community (and I do get a lot), you are right about Live being better. It offers an intimacy that you can't really get on the internet.

Thanks for sharing your heart. I really enjoyed it!

alihsee said...

It sounds like such a fun week! I love those shopping expeditions - you have inspired me to grab a friend and just do it! Happy TT & Blessings to you!

Nancie said...

Thank God for blessing you with such a wonderful week! Glad you enjoyed your time with the children and your friends. They are really precious. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and God bless!

Susanne said...

Great list!! I would love to hear your little man singing that one!! TOO CUTE!! God is so good the way he brings these wonderful blessings into our lives!! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Love the kids singing....even if it's about big girls don't cry. You're having fun together! Love the shopping trip! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Heather, sounds like you are having an absolutely fabulous summer. What a blessing to have such wonderful kids and great friends. I love to go canoeing. How cool!! I'm game for anything outdoors.

I've been a bad blogger and not been keeping up with everyone (you've read my blog so you probably know everyone in my house has been in the hospital this summer) but I was wondering if you are going to be teaching this fall? I remember you talking about trying to find a teaching job. I'm just hoping you found one!!

Have a wonderful Thursday!!

Kristi said...

I'm so happy for you! It sounds like you had a blast this week. Blessings to you!

Peggy said...

Bless you Heather...I'm so delighted that you found time for the REAL life and friends and family to enjoy! How
fun all your adventures! I so enjoyed your Karaoke fun & songs...I knew most of them but can't even imagine "Big Black Horse & a Cherry Tree"...
oh well...What fun to enjoy meeting a blog friend live!

I can so relate to #4 and wishing I had that shopping's been about that long for me too! It's so good to get out and have a fun-filled week, realizing how "full & rich" your life is...or
feels and Thanking GOD for it all!

Love Bears All Things said...

This is a terrific list! I love the Karaoke part as I am a big fan. I don't have those songs though, wish I did. Girl friends to connect with are the best. I am simply in awe of how our loving heavenly Father brings these women into our life at just the time we need them most.
Mama Bear

Laurie Ann said...

Awesome list! So many blessings to thank God for!

Kathy S. said...

Wow! Fun just piled up around you!! Glad I got to be a little part of it.

Seriously, those kids feed the blog world with stories. It warms my heart everytime!!!

I am borrowing some tonight. Ethan took them on the big round bales that are stacked in our field, and (my 6'4" boy) was playing "leap bales"!!

They spent a whole bunch of time picking and shredding cat tails in a pile in the yard...I think I'll send some home with their mom:)

Julie said...

I wanted to pop in and tell you that I loved what you wrote on the Cafe post to Aimee today. I loved a word you used, "soul stillness"....

Papa God has been telling me for the past couple of years to be still and know Him as God. When he first started speaking that to me I didn't have a clue what He was talking about. So, He began to show me. My walk with Him began to change the way it moved. He began to talk to me about stopping what I DID to let Him be God in me. In that the relationship opened up for me in a way I had not ever known. It has been the most stunning thing.

Just wanted to share with you.... Soul stillness, yea I love those words.


Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Wonderful, wonderful blessings! God is so good to shower you with all these things!

Have a blessed weekend, Heather!