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  • Living simply is not so much about the particulars of our lives as much as it is about the principles that govern them. Knowing what God has called you to do, and then doing it--that's living simply.

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Lisa R-P

Joanne,
Thank you for the reminder that things don't have to be perfect all of the time and that is OK. You are right, some things just aren't worth stressing over. Hope that you enjoyed your steak burrito.

Holly Smith

Oooh, a new photo! I like it!!

I hope your dinner was absolutely scrumptious. I have had to do that before...but I believe that mostly I do it when I burn something that shouldn't have been :(
Love and prayers to you friend!
Holly

Susan

We haven't had a whole lot of family dinners lately that we actually ate at home. They've been on the run, in the car (drive threw...bleck) or in a restaurant. But the fact that we are all together is what is important. Now that volleyball season isn't consuming our lives, I hope we will get back to more home-cooked meals sitting at our dining room table! And if not home-cooked, at least carried in :)
Love, Susan

P.S. Love the new pic!

missi

Hi Joanne-I actually threw my entire in the garbage on Monday night. I tried to make a whole chicken for the first time as Publix was out of their rotissiere (sp?) chickens. I baked it upside down by accident, so after an hour the breast was still not done,and the vegetables were dry. It was gross! We had frozen ravioli and sauce. Ha! Missi

miss chris

So true! Dinner shouldn't be something to stress over, really... it's the time together that counts. Plus, now you know what soup *not* to make next time! BTW, I picked up your Living Simply book last week and have truly enjoyed it. I think I'll be gifting a couple copies this Christmas. :) XO, Chris

Amanda

Ahh, yes. We took a family trip in the rain to pick up a take and bake pizza last night and then snuggled up to a Disney movie. (Bug's Life!) (There was no meal ready mostly because of the am Bible study and a cranky nap time.) A rare weeknight treat indeed! And I have been informed that hubbie is going to work late and the girls won't even see him today. So I am thankful for our special 'family dinner' last night!

And, I love the sound of the garage door coming up! It's the expectant anticipation it provokes just knowing hubby is walking in at any second! :)

Fran

And I couldn't agree more!! Dinner time is about being together with your family even if it is from Dominoes or wherever!
Because, you see, I have 4 VERY PICKY boys in my house and meals can be challenging and frustrating. So...its kept simple. Its about talking and being together as a family.

I'm loving the hat you knitted. I so can't knit!
I wish I could. I get back to the problem of needing some more hours in my day. There are so many things I wish I did. But, for now, my life is right where it should be.

Have a wonderful day, friend.

Ann

Gotta love Chipotle!

And the candles...very good, very Emilie Barnes, too.

I love the sound of the garage door opening, too. My little ones hear it and everyone runs through the kitchen to the garage door (even the dog!)...Daddy's home! Daddy's home!

BTW...love your new photo!

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