Sunday, May 22, 2011


The theme of the week has been strength. Life takes strength. Where does your strength come from?

This week, this verse has been the "verse of choice": "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

Quite honestly, if Jesus wasn't gettin' it done this week, it wasn't gettin' done. I just get too tired. I can't do it all and yet, when I look at others around me, I feel so blessed to have the "problems" that I do.

News Flash: Parenting is hard work!

Oh, that's old news? Well, this mom had her hands full for a few days and bless my husband for listening when he can't be here in person. But the last few days culminated in some beautiful conversation between my girlies and I this evening before bed. So for lessons learned and the sweethearts that I tucked in - it was all worth it.

On the lighter side, there are some funny pic's of me that my mom took while she was here. I don't generally like to put myself on here but we had a lot of fun and this reveals that I'm capable of enjoying life when I'm not:

- parenting, mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, recycling, chauffeuring, cleaning out cupboards, making lists, calling utility companies, trying to sell stuff, getting the car tire repaired after finding the large screw in it, sitting at games, pick up/drop offs at airports(4x) or Train stations(2x) and so on and so forth.

Hmmmmmm, what have we here? Loving the floral, not so sure about the animal print: Wait a minute! I might, just might like that print after all:

And what about a new bag? I've had my eye on the hot pink floral but that navy is catching my eye and is definitely more practical:

A girl needs a little caffeine after all the walking, pictures and wee bit of shopping:

Most definitely something to eat! A caprese salad (tomato, buffalo mozarella & basil) with rucola and balsamic syrup - tasty!

After all that, it's back to the castle tower:

Put back into my chains:

And delight myself in my family:

OK - not the most flattering pic but isn't that real life?

I can do all things through Him who gives me strength!

Disclaimer: I didn't buy anything I was looking in the windows at.


Makila said...

Navy IS more practical but Pink is WAY more fun! :) Go for the floral. Love it.

Linds said...

I agree - go for the pink and the floral. One life, so live it to the full!
Parenting doesn't get any easier as they grow up, believe me. One day at a time, and you are doing a great job, Susan.
And just so you know, I love seeing the photos of you out doing fun things! You look lovely!

Susan said...

I want to chime in with Linds and say again: You are a great Mom! Thank God for His strength that is there for us every day. And I agree with the other gals - a pink purse sounds like a lot of fun!!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

So cute! I love seeing you (although I know what you mean about not wanting to put yourself out there--I'm the same way). Oh, I'm going to miss those pictures of Zurich!

Katherine said...

What castle was that?