Monday, September 8


This week feels like "The New Year". It is the first full week of our "routine" for the school year. I am also using it as a fresh start to shape up my time with the Lord, my eating habits and an exercise plan. I am in the process of getting more organized with my time at home with the girls. I would like to be more intentional with them, but balance that with play. (Intentional meaning: crafts, reading, memorizing scripture, etc....) I'm not into organizing our whole day with crafts and games, but I would really like to do one organized thing with them on the days we are at home.
Two of my "happies" revolve around my attempt to be more active. I am excited about both of these. I can't say that I have been all that excited about exercise in a while.

John and I have been wanting to start biking since we discovered all these trails around Fayetteville. This is also another attempt of having fun exercising. We just didn't have a way of both riding with the girls with us. I borrowed a bike and a "bike tent" (that is what Em calls it) from a friend and we rode yesterday at Mud Creek. The girls did so great and I did pretty good too! I was nervous about the fact that I have not been on a bike for 5 years and I was going to be pulling "precious cargo". Emma will normally ride her bike, but she wanted to try this out with B. We had a lot of fun and are hoping to purchase a bike for me and a "bike tent" soon!

In my attempts to get in shape and have some fun doing it, I am taking tennis lessons. I have recruited a few others to join me. We start tomorrow morning. Don't laugh!
John likes to play and one of my reasons for taking is to maybe get good enough to where we can enjoy playing together.

Praise the Lord! Our children are going to sleep again without talking/playing/yelling for an hour! I don't know if it was the "timer" technique or just being back in a routine, but we are thankful.

The weekend ahead makes me happy to think about. John and I are off to Tulsa this Saturday to see the American Idol Season 7: Summer Tour. We gave each other tickets for our anniversary back in June. John's parents (thank you, thank you) are taking the girls to their house for the whole weekend, so that John and I can have some time at home alone and go to the concert. We have a fun weekend planned together, so stay tuned!


Megan said...

I've been wanting a "bike tent" for a while now, but I'm not sure if we'd use it enough to make it worthwhile.

Let me know if you find a good deal!

Grace said...

Love it! Maybe y'all can take me in the "bike tent"!!! Just kidding! Love you!

The Merediths said...

Ooooo....I think those bike tents are awesome! Carter is way too little yet for it but I would love to get one when he gets older. We are so close to everything here in Conway (Kroger, bank, bike trail) that I think one day I may just turn green and ride my bike to run my errands. But I never knew what to do with Carter!

I was at Wal-Mart yesterday and all their bikes are on major clearance right now. I also bought Kurt a bike a long time ago from a garage sale for $25. It was brand new. A wife trying to get rid of it since her husband bought it and never used it!

I'm proud of you for biking and tennis-ing!!