Friday, April 15, 2011

Setting our minds

And we continue our journey. We are approaching Palm Sunday and I have to say that these past few weeks of Lent have felt like the passing of years. But only because so much growth and change has occurred. It remains hard for me to put words to what is happening in our hearts and souls and minds (we hope).

One thing we have felt strongly about is focus. Where is our focus and where do we want the focus of our family to be? In discovering this we decided to use our home and the empty spaces we have to serve as visual reminders. Here is what we've come up with so far, with plans for much more.

Kids interactive, magnetic prayer boards

Family Verse, above the TV on purpose

Inspirational lyrics

It all reminds me of why I got my tattoo years ago (yes, just the one). I wanted a daily reminder of who I was and where I had come from and who was to be given credit for all of that. Well now our family has daily reminders, loud and clear, setting our minds on The Good.

Out of the Depths

A Room With A View (and other Spring Break activities)

Spring Break 2011

Being that we couldn't spend money during the week we took a minimalist approach this year, but it was still fantastic.

We did take advantage of our Sunday spending day and got a great deal on a room at the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown. All the kids need is a hotel with soft beds and a pool and they are in heaven. Jadyn now refers to it as "that hotel that we lived at". They put us on the 53rd floor and the view was phenomenal as you will soon see. What we did not realize was that we would be sharing downtown not only with thousands of girls volleyball tournament competitors, but the Wrestlemania fans as well. I tried looking for The Rock, but no luck.

And since it is our new fun free activity, we managed to get in some city geocaching which was super fun, very creative hiding places.

Tuesday we hit up the Botanical Gardens for a special "members only" night. All the bulbs were in bloom,  tulips and daffodils galore. And the orchid exhibit was in its final days. SO much inspiration in one place.

Other than that, we hung out close to home, enjoyed each others company and spent time creating and dreaming. But more of that  to come.