We still are fighting the colds in our house this week, but we couldn't resist getting outside and playing in the fresh snow.
We met up with our friends at a local park that has a great sledding hill. We had a blast!!
When we were stuck in doors due to some single digit temperatures - what could be more fun than Papa's bag from traveling on a wrestling trip? Now that I know he fits I'd happily ship him to you! Just kidding - well... no seriously - he's feeling much better which we are so thankful for. The one downer about the medication is that it makes sleep difficult and can create irritability. Check. Check. Brother decided that 4:30 would be the time to start our days this past week - even that's a little early for a morning person like myself and I do believe he has figured out every single way to annoy his sister. He's done with treatments now, so hopefully we'll get back on track with some decent sleeping hours and back to our easy going little man.
So blessed to view this sunrises from my classroom this week. I knew I'd eventually catch the cold my family was dealing with and it hit hard on Wednesday. I am still playing catch up from being home with the sick kiddos the previous week. Then my dear friend back in South Dakota suddenly lost her father this week. My spirit was low and my heart was heavy... I love how God speaks through nature. I literally stopped my frantic planning and grading papers and just took a deep breath and watched the sun come up. My spirit was lifted as the promise of His faithfulness was evident in the sunrise.
Then to be blessed with direct sunlight into the living room today! It only lasted about 20 minutes before it was back behind the mountain - but that little bit was a strong reminder to keep on shining brightly. The kids were even dancing around the living room in the sun beams.
Here's to the end of January already?!? Wow - and looking forward to what's in store for February.