it couldn't have been better than this

If there were a way to choose the weather, I would pick this weekend's perfect temperature, lovely slight breeze, and gorgeous blue days. It was the best weather Texas could ever offer. :)

May, I might be in love with you.

We had a very outdoor sort of weekend. We drove around after dinner on Friday evening, and found this gem of a lake just in time for sunset. 

Who knew a pond could be so lovely in the spring? :)

The fish were biting. We need to remember the kids' fishing poles the next time we go because the fish were EVERYWHERE.

 I threw a flower in the water and look what happened:

God's creation is too crazy. The fish know what to do. The birds know what to do. The plants know what to do when the sun comes out. I'm amazed by our Creator.

Even the bunnies came out on the trail to show us His handiwork- this little guy wasn't afraid of us at all: 

I needed this Vitamin D big time:

We went to the park after church and lunch yesterday. We're determined to take in as much of this weather as we can. :D

The kids worked out doing hills and trails. I love their little red faces {which they totally get from their mama. I turn bright red when I'm working hard too! :P}:

While the kids played, I pushed the Zaner:

And blessing upon blessing? Free blackberries on the trail! {my favorite berry, by a landslide}.

And we finished the day with an outdoor dinner at our very favorite place:

I looked at Rob after we ate dinner and we agreed: we didn't know how it could get better than this while we're on this earth. :)

Oh, such joy I felt these last few days! I think the Lord must have known what I needed. I'm always amazed how His word is proven at every turn.

I saw His proverb come true for me this weekend: a joyful heart was good medicine.

How was your weekend? Is your May going well?

If you could choose the perfect weather what would you choose?
Hawaii. :P And if in Texas, this weekend.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Mandy! We had a busy weekend. My parents and my sister and her new husband came to Wisconsin from Kentucky. My oldest nephew got married! It was a beautiful wedding with a great message about how Jesus' first miracle was performed at a wedding...because He was invited to be there, and how important it is to have Jesus in every aspect of our lives...It was really good. The weather was lovely. It was sunny with a breeze. (slightly chilly). If I had it MY way, it would be sunny with a soft, warm breeze, very little humidity, and somewhere between 75-80 degrees. (perfect for swimming!) :)

  2. Hi there! I'm the lady that said a brief hello as my husband and I were walking out of McAlister's. I'm not sure how I ended up reading your blog but I'm glad I did.... you really have a way with words. I had a good weekend too. McAlister's with Greg, volunteering on Saturday morning and running with a friend that afternoon in the beautiful weather. Then church ALL DAY Sunday. God is good.

  3. Sounds delightful! I love warm sunshiney days! May has been full of snow for us - including a foot of snow on mOther's day - keeping us housebound. :) But God is still great - even in the snowy, long winters.

  4. Weekend started off rough but got better. Saturday, it rained so hard that my husband got to come home from work. We went into town to get the materials for my flower bed edging. Sunday was nice and we got some work done on the flower bed after church. Mother's Day weekend was much nicer though. :)

    Favorite weather- Sunny with a slight breeze, about 72. With a rainy day about once a week because there is nothing better than "pj and movie day" on a rainy day. :)

  5. Texas in the springtime is really hard to beat. My weekend was a really good one as well. My son graduated from high school. My two grown daughters and son in law came.My house was full of activity and laughter. Definitely a God blessing to my mom heart.

  6. May is going fantastic! Maybe a little too quickly, but I'm enjoying it.

  7. Lovely post, had my nose tingling at the end. Thank you for being such an advocate for faith and family and sheer enjoyment of the walk. - Hillary


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