We had already planned that when we got home from our ohRV trip, we’d go to our friend’s cabin and just relax as a family of four. Well, their cabin was being used so we decided, “Hey! Let’s go camping! That’s relaxing, right?”
Well, it might be relaxing in the Fall when temperatures actually dip below 70. But camping in Georgia in July? Can you say sweltering?! I don’t think I stopped sweating for four days. We stayed at Stone Mountain, rode bikes, climbed the mountain, rode a DUKW, watched the laser show, saw an 1800’s plantation and just had fun together.
(Do you follow me on Instagram? It’s become my social media network of choice. I updated some fun pictures from our trip there.)
Now we’ve been home for a few days and the bags are unpacked, the clothes are washed and I’m slightly feeling like we’re getting back into our routine. Then I realized AAAAAHHHH, school starts in three weeks! What in the world?!
And I’ve been in get-ready mode: meal-planning, making lists, (trying to) organize and push the kids into remembering things like “make your bed” and “brush your teeth”. Although I love the absolute we-have-no-deadlines of summer, I do crave those routines of the school year.
I even set our Mealtime Devotions book out on the kitchen table (it was on the floor in the other room) yesterday and am determined to get back to actual dinners where the four of us sit and read together. Lately, we’ve been doing “snack dinner” where the kids eat a piece of bread, cheese and fruit while Les and I eat after they go to bed. Our schedule has just been all over the place lately with all the vacationing, the new CrossFit gym and whoknowswhatelse.
I know you’re probably in the same boat–the end of summer sometimes feels like the New Year where you want to get yourself in gear and get school-life moving like a well-oiled machine. If one of your back-to-school resolutions is do devotions with your kids, I’ve got just the thing for you!
Remember my vlog about the Whit’s Mealtime Devotions? Another book in the Adventures In Odyssey’s devotions series is 90 Devotions for Kids and here’s a week’s worth of devotions (including some puzzles) as a FREE download for you!
It’s part of all the ACTS program I’ve been telling your about the last few months (did you download your free radio episode and ebook?). I so love Adventures in Odyssey’s commitment to bring good resources to parents that help us lead our kids to Jesus.
What’s your back-to-school resolution? or Are you feeling your summer come to a close?
Adventures in Odyssey asked me to be a part of their ACTS team. This is a non-paid post and I’m excited to share their ministry and fun ideas with you.