Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Family Time

So keeping this blog updated is quite a challenge. It's amazing how life gets in the way of living, isn't it?? Haha. Anyways, I've been so busy lately, that I haven't really had time to sit down and think! Work, school, Vacation Bible School, getting ready for my preschoolers on Wednesday night, getting ready for church, spending time with friends and family. . . Sheesh!! It really tires a girl out!

About 2 weeks ago, I attended the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. All I can say is "WOW." It was such an incredible experience. I met a lot of cool people and got to hear a ton of amazing speakers (i.e. David Platt, Johnny Hunt, CJ Mahaney, Tony Evans, Ravi Zacharias, Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, Tony Nolan, Francis Chan). I felt like I more spiritual just being in the same room with all of these people =). So because of this, I ventured out and bought Francis Chan's newest book Forgotten God. If you haven't read it, I won't ruin it for you, but you need to read it ASAP. It's so challenging and thought provoking. Amazing book.

Anyways, life has seemed to somewhat calm down since then (as calm as a preacher's household can be), with an addition to the routine. Most every night this summer that my parents and I have all been together, we've watched a movie or something like that. It's been so much fun! Just to take a break and spend some time together has been such a treat. We've watched mostly James Bond movies (much thanks to the Hodgeson family that bought my dad the ultimate collector's edition off ALL the Bond movie ever made) or Hogan's Heroes. Just FYI, if you've never seen that show, it is beyond stupid. . .but SOOOOO funny. My dad loves it. And so do I, but I think I like the togetherness more than what's actually playing. I used to spend tons of time with my family and it was monotonous. Now, the times when we are all together, at the same time, and unoccupied, are few and far between. I guess I cherish them more now, because I know that eventually I won't have the option of staying up late with my mom or watching a ridiculous comedy with my dad. So just a word to the wise, cherish the times that you have with your family.

Well, now that I have done my duty and stopped neglecting my blog, I feel a little bit better. Much thanks to those that actually read this. Haha =)

Until next time. . .