My Experiences Within Motherhood, & my Attempts to Maintain a Personal Life Outside of It.

My experiences within motherhood and my attempt to maintain a personal life outside of it.
...Here I record my own self discipline: My commitment not to "let myself go". My promise to seek my God and follow my passions.
My attempt to do so despite and amidst the chaos of chasing around my high-energy kids while learning the French culture...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Much Needed Vacation

Summer's almost over, but not without some good family vacation!  

From John's magic bookings to his two weeks of youth summer camp, to ten days in Taiwan, and multiple business trips, he's been gone and I have been flying solo more this summer perhaps than not.  I'd say that John's time away has totaled near a month within the last two and half months.  Needless to say, I have gained a lot of parenting experiencing juggling two kids on my own!

It has been exciting to hear about everything God has been doing through John and the youth ministry and his magic ministry.  The Lord is good, and we are extremely thankful.  And in response to all of this "good" busy-ness, we are so excited and ready for the coming week...

Tomorrow afternoon we set off for a full week beach trip with my entire immediate family.  It's been quite a project to simply get the four of us packed for this adventure!  But I can hardly express my excitement!  And look at how lucky we are:


Sixteen of us will be jammed into this lovely five bedroom beach house right on the shores in Oxnard, California.  Our family of four, my parents and my two sisters and their families.... oh man is it going to be wonderful.... and get this: 8 kids all under the age of 6!!  Boy are we going to be busy!  But I can't wait.  

How I need this break to relax and reconnect with family in a way I haven't since I can't remember how long.  So perhaps I will be reporting from Oxnard next time you hear from me!! ...Off to the sand and the waves, let's hope I don't get my annual summer lobster burn!


Julie said...

I've prayed for you all summer. So lad to hear your family is getting a much needed vacation. Enjoy you're time together.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you get to rest with your family! I hope you have precious reconnecting time with John. Love you, Pooky!