The last update about church from me was that we were still searching. Searching, searching, and more searching. It has honestly felt like it was never going to get us anywhere. It’s tough hauling the kids around to different churches. That wouldn’t be so bad if Addie didn’t get exposed to super fun churches where they have indoor playgrounds and THAT is the expectation that is in her mind from now on.
No church will ever be as good to her as the one with the indoor playground. Thanks, church that will remain anonymous. It wasn’t even a bad church either, just not for us.
The funny thing is that the very first church that we tried right after we left our last one will most likely become our new church home. It’s as if we wasted a bunch of time looking elsewhere. But I realize this is a journey. Sometimes you have to see what else is out there before you can really know how extraordinary something actually is. Our decision to plant roots at this church isn’t completely set in stone, but we are planning to attend their classes on the church’s history, getting involved, and meeting the people there. I must say, it feels relieving to think we might not have to look any further. I felt homeless without a permanent place.
There are things that I feel that I’m “settling” on. However, I always think that I’m just a weeeeeeee bit picky too. And after all, it’s just a building and my relationship with the Lord is way beyond that building.
Say hi to my perfect little tomato! This very tomato was grown in my garden. Aren’t you proud? I have actually been able to create something edible! I pick on myself, but my garden has actually been doing really well. I got a couple of squash from it before I had a huge lot of bugs come along and kill that plant. But my green bell peppers, snap beans, and tomatoes have been doing really well. It took forever for the tomatoes to actually turn red, but now that they have started it seems there are 3 or 4 of them turning red per day!
We’ve been eating fresh snap beans a lot and those are just fantastic when they are so fresh. I’ve gotten some really nice compliments from the family about those. I can’t help but take a little pride in my little raised garden. I’m planning to make it ever better next year.
It’s been a while since hubby and I got to go on a little overnight getaway so we are taking a trip to Atlanta soon. I’m very excited to get away from reality for a couple days and hopefully rewind a bit. I haven’t been to Atlanta since I was a kid, so it’ll be an entirely different experience as an adult I’m sure. We don’t have a huge load of plans while we’re there. There’s only so much you can do in a couple of days, but I do plan to go to Ikea! I’ve never been there before *gasp* so that is one of the highlights of the whole trip.
Of course, thrift stores won’t be out of the question either. We’re going to try and take Marta anytime that we go close to downtown. If it’s anything like our Nashville traffic, you won’t find me driving in it. And parking, don’t get me started. I refuse to pay crazy prices to park!
Have any suggestions for a frugal Atlanta getaway? Or suggestions for places we should go or visit or EAT? Please leave a comment with it! We’ll take any help we can get!
And lastly y’all, I’m feeling generous. So how about a giveaway? Just in time for tailgating and football parties, check out this Omaha Steaks Grilling package!
One of you extremely lucky readers is going to win this Omaha Steaks Spring into Savings Grilling Package which includes:
- (4) 6 oz. top sirloins
- (4) boneless chicken breasts (1 lb. total)
- (4) 4 oz. Omaha Steaks burgers
- (8) 3 oz. gourmet jumbo franks
- (10) potatoes au gratin
I got this same package this year and it is awesome. I love the quality of their meats!
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