Sunday, June 17, 2012


So, for those who have been reading to see if I would finish my 30 x 30-Good news! Staying up til midnight tonight is the only item left on the list:). I really think it's made the countdown to 30 a lot more memorable. Elyssia asked me if I was going to paint my room next. I told her someday. She thought that I should put it on my 80 x 80 list! HaHa, funny kid... Another friend said that as I get older the list should get shorter. By then it will be 8 things by 80. Hopefully my memory will be good enough to remember those 8 thing;).

The BBQ with friends was really fun! I neglected to take pictures because I was talking too much. No surprise there:). A big thank you to Arlin, Laura and the Grahams for taking all the kids on a walk and chasing them around, jumping on the trampoline with them, etc... They were exhausted by bedtime and I really didn't hear any complaining when we said Bedtime. The weather was really nice and the rain held off until sometime later in the evening.

I have to admit that I procrastinated with painting the hallway, due to my cold and lack of motivation. I really didn't want to do it today, so I buckled down, put the tape around the door frames and got to work. Praise the Lord, it took less than 2 hours. It will need some touch up, but Scott thinks that it's due to the older part of the house probably having an oil based paint on the walls from previous owners. The color of paint was Belvedere. Another shade of blue. Just in case you haven't guessed-Blue is one of my favorite colors:).

Today went well. I was awake before 5 and wasn't really tired, so I headed out to have devotions and enjoy some quiet time. Scott was finishing up his sermon prep and I was able to make a coffee cake for Breakfast before the kids woke up. Surprisingly, Scott had to go and wake Caleb up at 8! That's very unusual for Caleb, the early riser. I think the activity from the night before really wore him out. We usually have cereal on Sunday morning, but thought it would be nice to have a fancier breakfast for Father's Day.

Thankfully we were all able to have a long nap this afternoon, a rare treat these days... This evening we headed back for the evening service and the 3 older ones sang "The Wordless Book" song and quoted Romans 6:23. Caleb's coming along and is able to keep up with the other kids quite well now. I think they enjoy it too, which is a bonus. Oh, before I forget. A friend gave me some flannelgraph that her Grandma had passed on to her. We used it for Sunday School and the kids LOVED it! They all wanted to help put pictures up and take them down. It's good motivation to sit quietly until they're called to come help:).

Scott ended up taking Caleb with him to Hymn sing tonight. We didn't think the rest of us should go over there, just in case we could still be passing something on. Overall I think that we're good, but you never know with the elderly...

I got to talk to my mom for a bit tonight. She had very exciting news!!! My nephew, Chandler, surrendered to be a missionary last week! I'm so excited for him!!! We'll be praying for him and look forward to seeing where the Lord wants him to go when he's a bit older.

Happy Sunday!


  1. Well done, Meleah! It's been a great read following along with your 30 by 30 list. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! xoxo Numbers 6:24-26

  2. Thank you Karyn! That's one of my favorite blessings in the Bible:).