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It's Lent. Lent is about making more time for God and practicing detachment from things that we may enjoy... not to torture ourselves, but to refocus on God and to show our love for him. 
I had no idea what to do this lent. 
The first Sunday of Lent, father talked about limiting internet use to when it is truly necessary. 
As soon as I pick up my phone, I jump down the rabbit hole of distraction. I deleted social media, but I'd still hop on the Pinterest boards or scroll through the news feeds. 
Try seeing how long you can go without picking up your phone/tablet/whatever. 
It's pretty humbling.
Slowly I'm realizing how much I use it, and how little I need it. 
My kids see my face more now, not my profile from me looking at my phone instead of them. I've got a little better routine going around the house. I'm not quite as angry when my kids interrupt me. 
I've also had times where I just turn it off because I don't want it. I don't want to read the news or my emails. I don't want to be available to anyone who wants to text me at any time of day. 
I'm realizing that the world will not end if Toni is on hiatus from her phone.

Moving on...
This morning the kids were all catching up on school, so I had a chance to get a picture of them while they were all working AT THE SAME TIME!
There is a creek that runs through our backyard. The kids have enjoyed exploring back there (and accidentally falling in... good job swimming, Jimmy). A neighbor behind us has a fire pit back there too and we were out roasting marshmallows last weekend. 
Georgia likes to climb roofs now. 
And here's Bernadette being cute. 
And here's everyone working on their hanging and climbing skills.
Happy Lent!

PS. On Ash Wednesday Toby was disappointed his ashes were in the shape of a cross. He wanted Ironman instead. 

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  1. Sounds like you're in the process of a HAPPY and HOLY Lent, Toni! God bless!!! <3 oxoxox

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