"These Hard Times"

(by NEEDTOBREATHE) These Hard Times - The Outsiders (Deluxe Version)

If you're not a Needtobreathe fan, what's wrong with you? I hope you're not bummed to see so many of their songs on here. Today's song isn't necessarily a reflection of how I'm feeling overall, though I'd be lying if I said I couldn't relate to the words ~ I'm pretty sure I've prayed the chorus a time or two! My favorite part of the song is the pre-chorus (or whatever you call it):

It's clear enough to me
The ugliness I see
Is evidence of Who I need

For those of you who don't live in the area, you may not know that we got some RAIN this week! Before Wednesday, Houston had gone nearly 150 days without getting at least 1/2 inch of rain during a single day. That's craziness! I don't have a rain gauge, but my friend who doesn't live too far away got about 2 inches. That's not enough to make up for the drought, but we'll take whatever we can get!

I got to hang out with a couple of my friends this week. One day, I got to do some scrapbooking with Felicity! I only got four pages done ~ but we hadn't hung out in awhile. There were several times that I just pushed my stuff to the side while we talked. It was good! :) I also got to watch a little TV & bake some desserts with Amy another day! We're WAY behind on MasterChef, though ~ so I'm thinking we need more TV dates!! :)

My babies just finished packing up for church camp this week. The difference in their packing styles cracks me up! Elizabeth makes somewhat neat little stacks on her bed like this:

And then there's Cody...

...with his stuff spread out all over the living room floor!

Speaking of Cody, he bought a new little electric scooter this week (to replace the one he bought last year that a neighbor boy broke). Earlier this evening we went on a little ride to Jana's & back. It was way more fun riding my bike with him on the scooter, because he could actually go pretty fast! I didn't realize how badly the kids need new bikes until I started riding a good one. Poor Cody's gears are all messed up, and Elly only has one speed (which is S-L-O-W) ~ so it hasn't been very fun to go on a bike ride with them.

And while I'm on the subject of bikes, I have to show y'all what I got for my bike this week:

I love things like this, because I'm an organization junkie. Plus I'm a girl, & we have necessities that we have to carry around (& I don't have pockets on all of my shorts). This little bag has a section that holds my phone & sunscreen (in case I forget to apply some before I leave the house), a little pocket for my iPod & Jana's key ('cuz it's super convenient to take care of Trevor if I'm riding by there anyways), another cute little pocket that's just the right size for ChapStick, & it also has room for my garage door opener. I could totally put more in it if I had to, but I can't think of anything else I need in there {expect maybe some Band-aids??} Here's a picture of what I have in the bag, because I'm quirky like that:

Alright, enough with my random pictures & ramblings! I hope y'all are having a super great weekend!! :)



Zion said…
We could use some rain! That is a cute little bag. Sometimes little things like that somehow make activities that much more enjoyable.

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