Friday, August 23, 2013

Unplugged and Weekend Plans

This little clip is great!!
This past summer with all my boys home.  I have tried to be unplugged as much as possible and it has been nice:)
We miss out on the life around us when we are always on our devices.
I know this is easier said than done, at least for me.   It helps to remember that my children are watching and I want to be a good example when it comes to electronic use.

I have realized something very best ideas and inspiration come not when I am online, but usually when I am serving my family or having a quiet moment to myself.  Seriously,  doing dishes, mopping, taking a warm shower ---all usually produce some pretty brilliant thoughts:) 

(Our last little hurrah before school started...Lunch downtown --it was hot and humid, but yummy!:) 

I am so thankful to be a Mother.  Raising kids can be challenging and exhausting but there is nothing I would rather do with my life.  I feel so blessed and am so thankful for the gift of 5 sons.

This weekend we have some exciting plans, starting off with 

The boys can hardly wait!  Tonight is the opening game for our High School Football team.  We will be decked out in our green and black and meet up with other friends and fans at the school to caravan up to Signal Mountain for a pizza tailgate party before the big game! I love this time of  year:)

Go Canes!!


Brittany said...

What fun! You guys sure are a close knit family - I just love it. You're all so inspiring. I LOVE that you embrace football and life with boys, Mel. What a woman!! :)

Rachel said...

I love sisterscafe and follow your personal blog when I can. This summer our community launched a campaign called "Heber Unplugged" where we encouraged families to turn off electronics, turn off the video games and turn on LIFE. We had over 1,300 kids register for the program, and gave away over 63,000 brag tags. You can read more about it at we are inviting communities every where to expand it into their towns and neighborhoods. It has changed ours!

Melanie Anne said...

Thant sounds so cool!! I used to live in Heber as a little girl! We loved it there. It is such a great community although last time I was up there, I could not believe how much it has changed and grown!! I will check out the website!~ Thanks for telling me about it! xo

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