We've had a great week. Lane was off and we went camping at Lake San Antonio with our wonderful friends.
It was so nice to get away and to sit by a lake and do absolutely nothing for three days.
While I was there I also did a lot of thinking... more on that in a minute...
So, a week or so before our camping trip Lane bought a gnarly trailer. An authentic army trailer to be exact. I have to admit, it's pretty sweet. When we got it, it looked like this...
He did some work on it and painted it black. He also mounted a huge box for us to store stuff in. And our rig ended up looking like this, which is awesome.
Pretty legit, huh?
On the way up to the lake we took the top off the jeep and drove. It was hot out!
We got to the lake and the girls ran to the water and pretty much stayed there for the next three days. They LOVED it. I've never camped at this lake before. But it was cool. There were no real bathrooms, just port-a-potties, (GROSS!!!) and no showers. But I loved it. We got really dirty. We didn't shower the entire time and that was kind of fun. I didn't stress about it at all. Big step for me! Woo hoo!
Claire did soo good in the water this trip! She's always been a little scared of the water. But she was all about it. She was swimming around with her little tube on and didn't have any freak outs. She did awesome.
And Faye was just as crazy as ever. She was adorable (as usual) and really wild.
So all in all, it was great. Camping is great because you can have so much fun with so little. You just sit back and appreciate your family and the beauty around you.
We had so much fun and we can't wait to go back! Soon!
Now, back to the other thing...
God has really really been laying "patience" on my heart! Like big time. There are so many things that I need to give up to him. There are so many things that I need to let go of. (Isn't this everyone's story?? I know!) But I feel like God wants to do something big in me. I'm excited! I want to be stirred and moved and changed. But I can't be until I let go of ME. I love life too much. I love things, and money, and I want to be more fit and have prettier hair. I want to have better skin and cuter clothes. I want something all. the. time. But this IS NOT what he wants for me. He wants me to have what will last. Peace, hope, joy, love, patience... He wants me to be humble and to love him with my whole heart. He wants me to let go of the things of this world and to cling to him. And I want these things that he wants to give to me... but now he's reminding me that I need to be patient. That it won't happen overnight. I won't wake up tomorrow and have these things. These are things that I need to work for. Things that I need to seek out and search for. These things will come to me when I ask for them and truly want them and when I'm willing to give up everything else. So I'm starting a journey. A journey to true peace and hope. I love that in our relationship with God there is always more room to grow. There are always new things to learn. I'm excited to see how he changes me this time. This goes a lot deeper but that's all I want to share for now.