Friday, August 16, 2013

Recent things...

   Hey ya'll! I know it's been a long time since you've seen a post from me so, i'm just going to share a smattering of what i've been up to lately and hopefully you'll enjoy! Here goes...

    Well, starting in July sometime, I, along with Kim, Jon, and Andrew, have been going to dance classes every other week. A sweet friend that we know has been teaching us, and several of our young adult friends, how to do English and Scottish Country dances!!! We have had three classes already and we learn(or attempt) new dances every class. We always have fun and i'm thankful that we get to do this activity! Maybe sometime I can put up pictures of us doing the dances!

     Also, my oldest brother, his wife, and their baby moved up here from Texas last month! So, instead of them having to rush around to see everyone within a 1-2 week period before heading back to TX, they can relax, take their time, and come over to our house at random times. We all have enjoyed getting to see, play, kiss, and spend time with Liam! He is so cute and his mom and dad love him to pieces! When he comes over to our house, there are many people (2 aunts, 6 uncles, and his Grandpa and Grandma Young) who want to hold him and play with him!

The little cutie himself!

  This summer i've been doing some odd jobs. I cleaned an elderly lady's house; my dad was working at her house while I cleaned it. My sister and I also helped out at the Farman Free Library's pie booth in the park while a local band played for the townspeople. On August 3rd, I think, was one of the Ellington Town Picnic days. Kim was able to help in the library's pie booth and I was able to help in a hotdog/hamburger stand! It was fun!

   Today, mom had to run some errands, so Kim and I stayed home with Noah and Isaiah. We made some chocolate drop cookies that were yummy! ;) We let the boys pour some of the ingredients into the bowl and they also got to lick the electric mixer beaters!

Noah and Isaiah!

     On a more serious note, today I was thinking about how I want to be used by God. There is nothing better that I could be doing in this life than doing God's will and making an eternal impact on this earth. But I sit around like I have all the time in the world. Like I can get serious some other time. I have no guaranty of my next breath, let alone days, months, or even years! God is just waiting for me to let go in total abandon and do the uncomfortable, amazing, fulfilling things that He has for me. I want to find out what he wants me to do. I'm done with school; now what? One thing's for sure, He doesn't want me to be lazy or mope about things that aren't that important. Anyway, if you're still reading this, thanks! Also, if any of you have a piece of advice from a similar situation, don't hesitate to speak up!

     Thank you for reading my post and I hope to see you soon! :)
                ♥ Rachel