Wow! April is over - how in the world did that happen? It was a crazy month around here - a good month, but a bit of a blur. So here are 10 things that made me smile last month...
1. Grace continuing to grow in knowledge and in her heart. She came home with this handwriting work from school - this made my heart so happy. God is growing her.
2. Easter. We had a lovely brunch with my parents, followed by an Easter egg hunt. With all that's been going on in life, this was a truly sweet day.
3. Lots and lots of time with new friends. I'm amazed how quickly I've grown to love a group of people, I've only known for a short time.
5. Continued success with our journey to become debt free. Our grand total since September 2011 is $10,900. Lots of hard work to do still. But we've made a ton of progress and I can't wait to know how it feels to be able to say "we are debt free".
6. A new workout routine that I'm incorporating with my workouts at the YMCA. The workouts are hard, sweaty, but somehow super fun. I'm seeing some good progress in just one month... can't wait to finally be ok with swimsuit season.
7. Going to Harvest University in Chicagoland with my new church... wonderful teaching, inspiring ministry and God-glorifying worship. It was truly amazing.
8. A sleepover with 3 Kindergartners. It was crazy. It was loud. It was exhausting. It was fun. Oh, and thanks Mom, for putting up with all my sleepovers. I had no idea!
9. Our first trip to the zoo this season.
10. With only a month of school left, we are making fun plans for the summer - a trip to the East coast, a trip to Seattle and some horse riding lessons for Miss Grace.