God doesn't call us to have an "exciting" life (in the worldly sense) all of the time. BUT -- He does call us to a life of glorifying Him and telling others about His Son, Jesus Christ. He wants us to enjoy what He's given us on this earth.
It's taken me a LONG time to realize that I don't need a so-called exciting life (again -- in the worldly sense). I have learned, and am still ultimately learning, that our little family's life in small town USA is exactly where He has us right now. And honestly, at this point in my almost 40 years of life, I'm content with that statement. Though, if I'm honest, that discontentment *creeps* in or else there would be NO point to these first three paragraphs.
With all of that in mind....
Kate & I were at "Costco" the other day -- as we seem to be a *wee* bit too much. We spotted some dresses, and I ended up buying her a pretty pink dress for Easter....I told her she cannot wear it until the end of next month, though she'd wear it now if I let her. I'm not so legalistic as to have a problem with "pre-wearing" an Easter dress, BUT knowing Kate, she'd rip it if she wore it before then. Needless to say, it's currently nicely hanging up in her closet right now.
During the same "Costco" visit -- Kate found a little playhouse. It was SO cute! Honestly, I'd love to buy it for her. But, it's about $100 more than we want to spend.
Saturday was "National Cherry Pie" Day. Our family celebrated -- completely a la mode!
I am thankful for "Marie Callender" as pie making is not my big talent in life. If you cannot tell, the pie picture is in the lower right corner of this pic!
Luke has REALLY gotten into baseball lately. We haven't yet put him on any sort of team. That's most likely going to change this spring -- though Luke doesn't know that yet.
Last summer, for Luke's birthday, Luke received a "throw back". He uses it frequently.