Friday, August 2, 2013

around the bend.

one of the reasons i keep this blog is to document our lives. sometimes my focus changes depending on what's going on. sometimes my heart is heavy and i need to process it. and sometimes, like this summer, it's just good and restful.


you may have noticed i'm not blogging as much. this will change as the school year starts. but for now, we swim. and play. i think i might yell a bit more because everyone is home? i'm not cooking very much and i'm not doing a bunch of chores and home projects. we're just living.
(who's that strange man that photo bombed our picture? my dad.)

and i think this might be the calm before the storm. things are changing. i know it. i feel like we're taking a picturesque and leisurely walk to the edge of the earth and then all of the sudden we're going to need to jump into the unknown.
you're like what? what are you talking about?
(this is my exact line of conversation with God over the last month, so i know how you feel)

i have to be vague for now. my least favorite quality in all of social media. but this year is all about eating my words, eating all my "I'll never's", so why not start right now in this post?

i meant to come on here and talk about how great these personalized towels are from personal creations and how the kids love them and think they're soft blankets. and how no one can fight over which towel they get because, hey! that one doesn't have your name on it!


but, then i come and talk about change brewing. how i'm sad to see summer slip through our hands but strangely excited and terrified for the jump.



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thank you personalcreations.com for your generosity to my family in sending us these fun towels!

30 comments:

  1. vague is my least favorite word.

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  2. I love P's cherry swimsuit... adorbs! I know what you mean about looming change - can't wait to hear your story when you're ready to tell it! Happy Summer!

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  3. I'm glad you are having an amazing summer! ..but I must admit that I miss all your inspiring posts, your blog is my fav. But I understand you wanting to spend as much precious time as you can with your adorable little ones! -Jess

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    1. you are a treasure. thanks for your encouragement. will be back soon!

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  4. Hi Jami, I've been following you for a while now, always love what you have to say. LOVE the towels too. Going to buy some now!

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    1. you are a sweet thing. hope you get the towels. they are the best!

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  5. Well, if your walk to the edge of the earth brings you thru east Texas- come have tea & banana puddin' at my house. Open invitation :)
    Enjoy the rest of y'all's summer!

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    1. haha! i heart texas! i'm from there you know.

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    2. Loves Jesus & from TX- knew I liked you 😉

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  6. Ohhhh could this mean you might be moving to New Zealand? I'm sure if you jumped off the edge of the world, New Zealand would be where you'd end up. ;) In all seriousness though, change is good, uncomfortable though it might be. You've got me waiting with baited breath to see what this will mean for you and the family. Bless ya. x

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    1. new zealand would be incredible. i wish! thanks for your sweet words

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  7. Wow. "The calm before the storm." That paragraph EXACTLY captures what my heart is feeling right now. In April, I gave birth to my second, and with his arrival, all of a sudden the Holy Spirit and the scripture started going "ADOPT. Get on it. NOW." And we started freaking out a little. I mean we just had a baby! This is huge! This is gonna be a crazy summer full of stress and You want us to ADD to it? Then the baby was the EASIEST CHILD I have ever heard of, he laughs, poops, sleeps and eats and thats about it, and my husband finally got a job and this summer has been So. Easy. And fun! And comfortable! And gosh, now I understand why so many families stop at two kids! And still that pressure on my heart. "Change is coming. Dig deep. Get ready. And start that paperwork!" I have that "a stormsa brewin. I can feel it in my rheumatism" sense... a little bit prickly, a little bit terrifying, a whole lot of excitement. ... OVERSHARE! All that to say: Dude. I dig it. Some shakin be going over here too.

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  8. We'd like to suggest the "jump" includes a move to San Francisco. Why shouldn't our jumps collide?
    Ya!

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  9. Every change is liberating, no matter how scary or hard.

    When can you share?

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  10. Looking forward to when you feel ready to share - so glad y'all are having such a fun summer. Those towels are awesome!!!

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  11. Good luck no matter what this mysterious change is! Just remember, nothing in life ever stays the same. Ride that wave!

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  12. OMG I love personalized stuff and now I'm going to obsess over all of these things. I especially love the towels you posted.

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  13. Your posts are always inspiring. I do enjoy your modesty posts. I am a teacher and try really hard to model to my high school students how to be fashionable and dress modestly. Excited for your upcoming changes. I hope it is a leap into the unknown and not a shove!

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  14. Ok Jami. DYING to hear of your change. I love change. I love other people's change. I'm addicted to it, actually. :) And can you please tell me where the polka dotted swim suit is from??? Adorable!!!

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  15. I always have that same "something's about to change" feeling when God is about to do something in my life. even when I have no idea what it is.

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