Ac-Cen-Tuate The Positive

We are all sitting around in the living room, and Jessica passed out some ice cream, so it seems like an absolutely perfect time to blog. Nothing helps more for inspiration than a nice, big, cup o’ ice cream! =]

I’m continuing to blog around snapshots taken with my phone. The good thing about phone photo blogging is that I typically have my phone with me more than my camera, so it does allow me to take photos I wouldn’t ordinarily get. On the flip side, the quality isn’t nearly as good. :( I’d really love to know what I did with that battery charger!

And life rolls on here at the Lambert Estate. We’ve had our share of good things and bad things alike happen over the past month or so. The Lord has been faithful, and even when times get rough, He is there, guiding us ever so gently through the sometimes tumultuous waves of life. We’re reminded to count our blessings, and as we do that, the “bad” things don’t seem nearly as bad as they were before. You’ve just got to “ac-cen-tuate the positive”, to quote a favorite song of mine. So, here goes! =]

We’ve celebrated some birthdays here lately. I took the following pictures of Timothy’s birthday cupcakes:

We made these cupcakes with fresh lemon zest!

I’m continuing to run, each day increasing my distance by just a bit.

The sights are so beautiful down there. =]

It is neat to finally be making some progress with that! I did decide not to run this past Friday, because we went ice skating with some friends and then had a waltz class that night.

(This video is a video I took of my younger brother, Benjamin, skating around the rink. He’s the little guy with blonde hair in the black t-shirt. My younger sister, Jessica, and her friend, Bailey, make an appearance towards the end as well. =])

Not running that day turned out to be a really good decision, because I ended up tripping and landing flat on my back while ice skating. I got a nice bruise going from my shoulder to my waist on my back, and skinned and scraped my elbows quite nicely to match! On recommendation from a fellow essential oils user, I came home and put lavendar essential oil on my elbows and bandaged them up to be ready for waltz class. I was hurting so bad! I’ve never fallen on my own ice skating before- this was a first! =p

Several of the folks who were ice skating with us were at the waltz class that night, so I got a lot of questions about my fall and the injuries sustained from it. Everyone was really careful not to bump my elbows, which were in the most pain that night. I made it through class, but today (Monday) is the first day that I have nearly my entire range of motion back. For the past couple of days, I could barely walk without being in a lot of pain, and sleeping at night was pretty much a no-go. I actually just finished telling a friend that my goal for this evening is sleeping through the whole night. =] I’m so thankful that my injuries weren’t any worse than they were! It was definitely a blessing, especially considering how far/hard I fell!

I’ve got another huge praise about that dance class though- that night, it was my first time to drive the van for a super-long distance (1 hour and 9 minutes), and in addition to it being really dark because it was at night, it rained on me the whole way there and nearly the whole way back. The Lord answered my prayer, and we had no problems whatsoever making it there and back safely. I’m really excited to have crossed another hurdle with the van driving! And of course, the dance class was fantastic as always.

Unfortunately, we’re still driving the van because Sinatra is still in the shop, and even worse, our beloved Blue Belle threw a rod. :(

(These pictures were taken the week before she broke)

We’re still trying to decide what to do with her. She has been such a great truck!

I took Jacob to work this past week on the way to piano lessons, and on the way back, I was able to stop and grab a picture of one of my favorite signs in the entire world. It lets us know that we are approaching our beloved homeland. =]

I’ve also been playing with doing some hand lettering… I’m hoping to reveal some of these projects very soon!

Our dear cat, Lyle, has also been trying to figure out every possible way to break into our house. Sneaky cat.

Well, I suppose that’s all the ramblin’ I’ll do for now. =]

May you have a blessed evening!

2 thoughts on “Ac-Cen-Tuate The Positive

    • I love that song!! It’s one of my very favorites. =D

      Yes; I am feeling *so* much better than I was. I’m just suffering from a bit of a bruised elbow at this point. It was pretty bad there for a few days though… I’m glad to be able to do all of my normal activities now. :)

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