Monday, March 7, 2011

Putting it all together ...

With spring approaching it was time to clean out the barn this past weekend.

Michael and Matthew stepped up to the plate to help out. I was impressed with their work ethic as they got down to business.

They worked hard, did a great job and they easily cut my work in half.

I've mentioned to them before that if they want to continue this way of life they need to pick up a few more chores around the home. They know that our way of life is different from how their friends live and they are willing to pitch in a helping hand to keep it going. I'm proud of them and more importantly I know they're proud of themselves.

That's one of the wonderful side effects of this journey ... we've all come together as a family to make this journey successful. I couldn't have done this without them and they wouldn't be living all of these new experiences without the diet.

You can say that I'm starting to put it all together and I'm realizing that living a simpler life is bringing our family closer together. We all have a part to play in this journey and we are all finding the effort worth while.

On Sunday afternoon we were all in the kitchen baking and the kids pitched in once again. I had to step back and smile as everyone was busy 'doing their thing'.

I must say that Michael has become quite the pita bread maker. He fried the pitas and got each one to puff up perfectly. He doesn't take any of the credit though ... he says it's all in my rolling. I thanked him but then told him the secret is team work!

1 comment:

  1. Many hands truly make light work. I have always found that any task is more enjoyable when you can work as a family. Good for all of you and what a delightful post.