Our little Beth is a little over 7 months old now and has finally figured out the whole crawling thing! I guess now is the time to put all those locks on the cabinet doors and drawers! Look out world...here she comes!!!
Today we had a family fun day and went to Chuck E. Cheese. Shelby was looking forward to this all week! She got a little discouraged when she couldn't quite throw the ball hard enough or get the ball in the net but we all had a blast. There were so many people! I've only been to Chuck E. Cheese's twice in my life and both times it was so crowded. And the pizza...it wasn't that great. I do know that Little Rock is supposed to be getting an Incredible Pizza though. I think Incredible pizza will be a better place to go.
Adam and I celebrated our 8th anniversary by going to Eureka Springs, AR. This is our second year to go and stay in a cottage on Beaver Lake. Adam even reserved the exact cottage we stayed in last year. How romantic! It was wonderful. The scenery was beautiful. It was very relaxing. We squeezed in a trip to Springfield, MO and took in a few sights and stopped on the way back in Branson and did a little shopping. I love just getting away for a little while with Adam. We get to focus on each other and forget our worries for just a little while. We sure did MISS the girls though. We couldn't have stayed away from them another night!
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It's 10 pm and I can't sleep. My head should be able to just hit the pillow and I should just fall into peaceful slumber until Bethany decides to let me know she's hungry. My mind is racing with all the things I need to get done. All the things that in the long run really don't matter. Things that take me away from spending time with my precious girls who are growing up WAY too quickly. Things like polishing my kitchen cabinet hinges and knobs (which is way harder and more time consuming than I had planned), cleaning house, unpacking from my very nice visit with Adam's mom and dad just to pack again for my very long awaited anniversary trip with Adam...the list goes on and on. I often pray that I prioritize my life so that I can spend time on the most important things in my life: my relationship with God first, family second. I need to continue praying and work on it very hard because before I know it my beloved girls will grow up and fly away and I will have many regrets. So tomorrow, even though the house is not as perfect as I would like it, there is a mountain of laundry and I'm TIRED, I will focus on my girls and just thank God that he has so generously blessed me with them. I will be sure that the girls and Adam know how truly special and important they are to me and how much I dearly love them.