Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Random Bits and Pieces

The Help was a fabulous read and I highly recommend it.

We rec'd Settlers of Catan for Christmas and finally learned to play it a few weeks ago. We are having so much fun with this interesting game that has many layers of thinking and strategy involved. I love it that even my youngest kids are learning to play. I can't help but believe that they are learning some excellent strategic thinking skills.

My husband and I watched a few movies last week. Couples Retreat was fun and had a good pro-marriage, pro-staying together message. Precious was tough to watch, certainly not a feel-good movie, but also an inspirational story of a young woman who overcomes huge obstacles to have a better life for herself and her children. If you think you can handle the subject matter and you can appreciate the combination of tragedy and redemption, you might be glad you watched it. Amazing performances by the main actors in this film. We were in awe.

My oldest son got his driver's license. Although I think I do a very good job of helping my children grow onward and upward as is normal and healthy, this is a bit intimidating. Just knowing that one inadvertent bonehead move can result in serious consequences.....oy! It makes me shiver a bit. He'll do fine, though, and so will I. This is the first driver of six for me. Just think what a cool cucumber I will be when I am done with that. :)

Our season of Upward Basketball ended, and we were very thankful that we took time to have three of our boys participate. It was a wonderful experience, I would definitely recommend the organization, and we are looking forward to next basketball season.

There are so many good things going on in my life, but alas, most feel too precious to try to explain in blog entries. I'll just say that I am happier, more content, and more peaceful in most areas of my life than I have been for awhile.

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