First off…this jumpsuit. It’s everything. I’ll be wearing it when we travel on vacation. I’ve dressed it up to go to church. You could probably sleep in it, because it’s so comfortable! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This Playsuit from by girl Anna at Cabi is probably my favorite piece of clothing in my closet! I will be sharing another look featuring it soon!
Summer break is in full swing these days! HOORAY! I know in my last post I mentioned what I would “like” to do or get checked off my list… Well, I now have a routine and man oh man does it feel good! Here it is: We wake up as a family and run before my hubby teaches summer school at 8am. Rypken is now up to a half mile without stopping. #impressive Little man and I come home and eat breakfast on the porch. (I like these fruit cups!) It’s at this time that I do my devotional for the day. You can catch that each morning on my Instagram stories (@jessicamclain)! I use the #WriteTheWord Journal by Lara Casey that you can find on my sidebar –> or click here. After our morning porch relaxation, we come inside and clean something. This differs each day, but I find that my house has been staying kept up by tackling one or two things/rooms each day. This takes us to lunch. I make Chris his lunch and Ryp and I take it to him…I don’t have to do this, but I enjoy it. We get to see each other and it breaks my day up. Once we get back I make us lunch, then it’s our “fun time”! Rypken plays in the backyard on his slip-n-slide and I soak up the sun while reading Emily Ley’s book, “Grace Not Perfection“. It’s a great summer read at the beach or in the backyard, like me! It reminds me that I don’t have to do it all or have it all to be accepted by God or by others.
Emily says, “Instead of calling us to be hopeless overachievers, He calls us to ‘walk by the Spirit… [with] love, joy, peace, forebearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control’ (Galatians 5:16, 22-23) Nowhere in there did He mention perfect birthday parties, size 4 jeans, home-cooked dinners, or spotless homes.”
So, insert a bunch of GRACE into my summer routine and you have a great recipe for some balance and fun. In summers before I would feel guilty if my husband came home from work and the house was a wreck, but I had been home all day long…or the opposite. I cleaned and worked on other stuff and neglected Rypken’s fun time. I will keep you updated on Instagram, but so far…so good! As long as I give myself some room to mess up!