The point of my blog here is not just to take up airspace. I want to share things that are important, interesting or funny to me with people who are important, interesting or funny to me. So, I will make a promise here and now to all of you out there:
I hereby promise that I will not write anything if I don't have anything to write about.
Ok. That being out of the way, here's what I have to say today!
I think I have mentioned this before, but every Friday evening, or at least once a week if it can't be on Friday, we try to have family time. We have a lot of time together as a family, but I feel like sometimes that even though we have a lot of time together, we don't really do much together. We eat together every day, and we often cook together or clean together or garden together, but at least once a week, we try to do something fun together. Nothing spectacular, just something out of our every day routine.
For example, the Friday after Jake passed away, we went to the city pound to donate his remaining dog food and just to visit the animals they have there. Although Elizabeth was hopeful, we were in NO WAY going to bring an animal home, but it was interesting to see them all. (Did you know that they do birthday parties there? I was pretty amazed at that, but we saw one going on there. Kinda weird.)
The next week, we went to Elizabeth's school for a drama competition that Elizabeth was in. It was really fun and the kids did great, but, of course, I forgot my camera, so I don't have any picture of that one. Sorry.
Then, this weekend,
And then Gabriel's crazy bed head hair.
And then Elizabeth's head getting taken off by a Ninja Turtle.
And I realized that even though it's good to plan things to do together as a family, it hardly ever is the things that you plan that end up being the family time.
I ran across another blog that spoke about this very thing, and the way he said it was so good that I am going to link it at the end of this blog. Take a look at it. You'll like it. Promise.
But wait...I have one picture that I forgot to put at the beginning of the blog. This happened before the breakfast pancakes....
No pancakes for you, Little Mousey!
So the battle continues. If I were a betting woman, I'd put my money on the kitties!
Anyway, here is the link to the other blog. Check it out...but be sure to come back here! ; )