The kids have been busy this summer and we finally found some time to celebrate Anna's Birthday.
She was all about the mustache this year she wanted everything mustache themed.
Which I thought was super cute.
I love watching all the girls have fun. I think it is the best part of being a parent getting to be part of all these smiles.
I have been trying to shake off the discouragement and stress of us being unemployed. It kind of follows you around like the rain cloud above Eeyore's head. I have found that really celebrating each day that God gives you is really the most practical and real way to have Joy. Keeping out of the past will help you from lingering on regret, and staying out of the future keeps you from focusing on worry and dread of what is to come.
I think Joy lives in today. And when we find what gifts God has given us in this very moment that is where we can find also an abundance of Joy. So don't ask me about tomorrow I am going to sit here with a smile on my face today and be blessed now.
that to me is Joy!!
Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
~ C. S. Lewis
Here are some snapshots of Anna's pretty pony, he was running around the pasture all upset and crying because we had taken Moose out without him. You can even see tears running down his face. And who says animals don't show emotions?
"Summertime is always the best of what might be.”