Rather frustrating week.
After wrangling the (four) children for a 5.5 hour sales pitch (that was supposed to be 90 minutes) at a time share place for a few vouchers for stays at their facilities, we found out that, while they knew since phone call #1 that we are a family of 6, the vouchers are only good for 4 people. No one told us during the first phone call. No one told us during check in. No one told us during the 5 hour sales pitch. No one told us when we checked out. Honestly, if it had been up to me I would have passed from the beginning, but hubby agreed to it. If anyone from Vacation Village Resorts and Affiliates offers you anything, just pass. It is not worth it.
Nothing much has gotten done around the house either. I am feeling motivated, but littlest man is nursing a lot, which is normal. It is a season that will pass. So this week has been filled with much cuddling, nursing, and Netflix. Chipping away at laundry one load at a time. Everything bottle necks at the dryer, and it has been raining since Saturday (and has a good chance of rain all week).
We are also pretty far behind on our summer reading challenge. The goal has been 20 minutes a day and 100 books over the summer. I am trying to be okay with it, there is only so much that we can do. We have read daily, but I have not paid attention to the clock when we do.
We did get to check out the Lego Americana Tour. The White House, Supreme Court Building, Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, Old North Church, Washington Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial in Legos-in pretty amazing detail. And a fun snow scene with a lot of the children’s favorite characters.
I am very grateful for all of the guests posts that have allowed me to not worry about the blog on top of everything else going on. This week the guest posts have been Biblical Encouragement For The Weary Mom, Slayed Yet Vindicated, and Don’t Judge Someone Based On One Piece of Their Puzzle.
There is an amazing sale going on over at Flirty Apron (check out the link in the sidebar). Up to 70% off, and one of my all-time favorite aprons-the Lindy- is included in the sale!
On to the linkup!
The Aprons & Pearls Link-up
“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.
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