Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fall Break Fun

We had a fun fall break trip with just Nate, the hubs and I. We drove all night to Georgia where we visited my sister and her hubby and 1yr old. 
Nate was totally stoked to go to the Lego Adventure Center in Atlanta.  He said it was the best ever.

The next day we went to a local fall festival with my cousin's family. 
Then we went to Myrtle Beach for rest of the weekend.  Can you tell Nate was excited to see the ocean for the first time?  ;-)
Thankful we were able to have lunch with Isaac's cousin's family!

What is a trip to the pier without a pix with a fake dead fish?
On the drive home we pulled over to look at a cotton field!  Totally counts as a field trip.  ;-)
Thank goodness for audio books and game boys to help occupy this guy on the 20+ hours we had in the car that weekend!  What a blessing to have some quality time with our oldest son! 

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Baby Gift

My friend just threw her sister a baby shower and wanted to make her something special for the baby so we made these awesome appliqued burp cloths.  We love how they turned out and so did the mom-to-be!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Mental Health

I have given more thought to mental health in recent years.  Not only have my inlaws been in the mental health profession, but there have been times when friends and family members dealing with deep seeded issues that have brought up questions about mental health.  And there have been circumstances in my own life that have caused me to ask questions of myself as well.

I appreciate authors and bloggers who open up and share about their struggles with mental health issues.  Little Miss Momma shares about something that she has dealt with since she was a child.  The Militant Baker opens up about living with Borderline Personality Disorder. 

Christianity Today's article Christians Can't Ignore The Uncomfortable Reality of Mental Illness.  The online magazine Relevant shares a Christian perspective of Mental Health.  A link that was particularly helpful to me was this one on Homeschooling through Depression.

If you are a believer you should seek out a counselor who has a similar belief system as you.  Many secular views may conflict with those values that you hold dear. Focus on the Family has some tips on selecting a Christian counselor.  Broken Believers helps us understand why we should educate ourselves about Christian counseling.

National Association for Mental Illness is helping to raiser awareness with the Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 6th - 12th) which coincides with National Depression Screening Day on October 10th.