We started with a time of prayer, we read Hebrews Chapters 4 and 5 together, and worked on our scripture memory. Then we watched NCIS while we had some cookies and milk. And then ended with an episode of the Dog Whisperer. It was a wonderful time of reconnecting, and enjoying some time with just the two of us. And, for awhile, Judah. But mostly, just us. :-) My husband is such an amazing blessing! I thank and praise my God for such a wonderful man, who is an excellent husband, a wonderful father, a godly example for his family, seeking to lead us in God's ways. He is our priest, prophet, provider and protector. I would be honored for our sons to grow up like him and for our daughters to marry men like him!
|Our view at breakfast.|
Anyway, long story short...we stayed up way too late. This morning came way too early. My wonderful children had breakfast done by the time we made it up (which was still like 7:30). We went through our daily Bible reading. We had fun describing what was going on in Acts Ch. 16, where Paul meets Lydia, and begins the church at Philippi (who he later writes the book of Philippians to - which we are currently memorizing!). And explain the situation when Paul is arrested publicly, beaten, and chastised all without a trial. Then they try to release him privately and secretly ask him to leave the area. He THEN tells the leaders of the day that he is a Roman Citizen and they need to come release him themselves.
Then we took a walk.
We enjoyed the beach, the water, mountains and the playground.
I got to play tether ball with 3 of my girls, too! I don't think I have played that since elementary school!
We then came back to the condo and made lunch. We ate together, then I stayed home with the littles while Christopher took the older 4 to the pool. I was grateful for the time to take a nap, too! But first, it was time for a bit of clean up from lunch. I had a several helpers to load the dishwasher.
Judah was able to stand up after his nap all by himself, without holding onto a person! He is really going to be able to get into anything soon!
It was another great day here at Lake Chelan!
Tomorrow we will be packing up and heading home. I hope to have some time to take the older 6 swimming one last time, but we will see how the morning goes. We are so appreciative and thankful for the opportunity to use this condo and enjoy a bit of time to rest and relax as a family!