This weekend was all about rest. We have been on the go this summer with numerous activities; albeit fun.

How does your family rest?


#3 We watched an episode of Family Feud from 1973 on Youtube and the top 5 answers were:

#1. Sleep

#2. Listen to music

#3. Watch TV

#4. Hot bath or shower

#5. Massage

So, we thought we’d try these things to relax.

#1 Both Saturday and Sunday we all slept in. It felt so good to catch up on good old fashion sleep.


#2 My son and husband went to see Aaron Shust in concert at Mt Hermon and enjoyed a good concert. Afterwards, Austin met the artist.


#4 We enjoyed refreshing hot showers throughout the weekend.  I thank the Lord for modern conveniences.


#5 I asked Austin to massage my tight shoulders and they loosened up.


I trust you had a nice weekend too.

Blessings, Rebecca


Taking a (Spring) Break


Does your life ever get too busy? Our does at times.

For instance, last Thursday I dropped the kids off at school and went to work. A couple hours later, I picked Alicia up from school to take her to her doctor’s appointment.

After I returned her to school, I went back to work for a couple more hours. Then, I picked up Austin from school to take him to the DMV.

Later that day, I made a spaghetti dinner for us and checked on homework assignments.

Although both kids are involved in after school activites such as sports, academics and work, Thursday was not a typical day or else I would probably run myself ragged.

This week is Spring Break and we’ve decided to do a staycation. Here’s three ways we are catching up on our rest.


1. Sleep

Sunday, we all four slept in and made it a PJ day.


2. Watch TV

Saturday, we watched a good wholesome family movie on Pureflix.

We also watched reruns of Wipeout a show where contestants compete on a wacky course to win prize money. We enjoyed some harty laughter.

My husband enjoys educational programming; especially archeological findings.


3 Read/Write

Throughout the weekend we found time to read our Bibles, books, newspaper, etc.

Also, I enjoy writing my blog.  My daughter enjoys writing fiction short stories or in her diary. We also keep journals.

I especially like our thankful journal where we capture all the good things God has done in our lives for the year and read it together as a family at Thanksgiving.


Obviously this is not an exhaustive list of ways to rest, but it helps us decompress from life’s demands.

What are some ways, you find rest?

Blessings, Rebecca