Sunday, Faith and Family

The day began as any other Sunday. I work 6 days a week so Sundays are sacred to me for more than religious purposes. Sleeping in was a beautiful thing rolling over in my bead to see my two favorite girls, my wife and my baby girl. Waking up slowly snuggled up with my sweet Katie is about the best thing in my week. Snuggling becomes giggles and tickling and the giggles wake up Jeffrey in a good mood.I hit the bathroom to get rid of everything I can before my weekly weigh in. 420 …… 419 …….. 420 ….. the scale can’t decide if it wants to give me an extra pound or not. It finally decides 420. Of coarse I want to call it 419 so I can claim 5 pounds for the week but Karlie calls me on it so 420 it is.

Breakfast was cereal. Honey Nut Cheerios for Ms. Katie and Life Cereal for Jeffrey. Corn Flakes, Skim Milk and Strawberries are in my bowl. It must be strawberry season somewhere because the strawberries Kar got from Costco are huge, sweet and juicy. The kids watch an animated Bible story while I eat in front of the computer getting my daily dose of inspiration from other bloggers. I dress the kids while Kar gets ready for church and I grab a string cheese to hold me over through church as lunch usually dissolves on Sundays with a late breakfast and early dinner. After shaving I hop in the shower grossly over estimating the amount of shampoo needed to wash my hair after a much needed haircut I got the previous day. I always do that.

Church was refreshing after a week suck at work. The Gospel Principals class I teach was quiet but the lesson went well. The speakers in the last meeting were not only spiritual but humorous and down to earth.

After church we headed over to my in-laws to celebrate Katie’s birthday. We celebrated at my parents last week so Katie has pretty much had a week long birthday. Kabobs were on the menu so it was no challenge eating healthy as grilled meat, veggies and brown rice were served. The grilled peppers and marinated chicken were excellent. Brown rice didn’t really appeal so it was left. As with any kid’s birthday, the frosted cake and treats were available but not to me and Kar. Not really interested in them anyway.

The boy

Baby girl

Katie opens presents and we all lounge around and visit. Karlie’s Grandma (a proud Norwegian) presents Karlie with a white dress she has painstakingly hand knitted. What patience and love must have gone into making such an intricate piece. We have produced the only grand-babies on Kar’s side so the kids are adored.

All in all a great Sunday much needed after what seemed like a long drawn out week. Excited for the new week knowing my scale already wants to give me another pound. Shooting for 7 pounds with a stretch goal of 9.

I feel so blessed and am grateful for family, faith, health and safety. There are so many who have so much less and those who are going through so much more.

Grandma L. knitted this by hand

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