This past week was CRAZY! It was a combination of things not working out and taking a lot longer than necessary, weather, and lots to do! The weather delayed some of our plans, we had some unexpected things come up, but all in all it was a good one! I tried to take a few moments to have some fun with Ruby so that she wasn't just going from one place to another with me! We live in a very small little town that has charm and quaintness that you would want in a little town, but is getting harder to find. There is a little store right across from us that some of the sweetest people that you will ever meet work at. Ruby loves to go visit and get in to whatever she can. We visited the store to get out of the house and Ruby was pretty drawn to the Pork Rinds...why? I have no idea.
The past few months we have been working on simplifying our life and seeing where we could make some progress by doing with out. That led us to putting some things up for sale, one of our vehicles, ATV, and our Fifth Wheel ( if you don't know what that is, my husband's job had him traveling a lot and it was an RV that he took on jobs to live in since they were somewhat long term at times). Now that he was working close to home, we didn't need it, but could most definitely use the money to pay off some bills. So long story short, sold some stuff, down to one vehicle.
We decided that it was about time to start looking for another vehicle and wanted to find something that would be reliable, get better gas mileage, and still have enough room for all we carted around during the day. The best time to look for a car is when you don't need it immediately! That gives you the time to look and find the best deal without the pressure of needing it now! So we started looking and lo and behold God plopped one right down in our laps that was a great deal and nicer than we thought we would find. Which we weren't really expecting so soon. So as you probably know, buying a car is a process, one that kind of threw off my plan for the week! But, the best laid plans....
I am so grateful for the blessing of a second vehicle though, especially for a great deal!
Britt ended up getting home early on Valentine's Day. I will have to say after 6 years, he has really gotten the hang of this. He surprised me with diamond earrings :) Little beauties that match my wedding ring! LOVE him :) Since he was home early, we got to go into town and do a few fun things, the three of us. There is a great little coffee shop that we like to go to. We sampled a few of their goodies and had some coffee. Great day!
We had a little work to do on the ATV to get it ready to sell, and Ruby was loving being daddy's little helper! This week the weather was finally warming up and Ruby was so glad to get to play outside. She was so cute with her tools "working" along with daddy.
I am so excited for Spring and to get outside every day! Ruby loves to be outside and after this winter, it seems so much more appealing than being inside! Plus, she can run and run and wear her self out for nap time!
So really, looking back, I am sure that my "plan" for the week did not include the blessings and sweet moments that we ended up having. I love it when God surprises me with such great little things when I least expect it!