After I pick up my girl we mosey on home to eat soup and piddle around the house for a few hours. It seems like a dream to piddle around.
This week I decided to work on a little project for my Mama's trip. I mentioned before that we are going to do small treats for the kids each morning. I wanted some sort of container or bucket to put their goodies in that could be reused each day. Transporting them there and back was the challenge. My car will be packed full of people and luggage. I found these sturdy gift bags at Michael's and decided they were perfect. They were cheap, flat and reusable. I chose red because our trip is planned close to Christmas time. For Kendra's bag I used some vinyl cut outs that we had left over from her trip to Disney earlier this year. I emailed my sweet friend who made them for me and she whipped up the names and Mickey heads for all of our boys going on the trip too. This literally took me a minute to do. Easy peasy!
Friday night lights were brought to us this week by the letter N and the color pink.
Saturday morning my Mama and I had a yard sale to help fund the trip. We didn't make a ton of money and since it was hotter than a frog in boiling water outside we packed up early and headed home.
Saturday afternoon brought this kid a little cough. Our girl isn't like the typical child. Due to some built in medical issues her little cough had turned into breathing treatments by bedtime. She did enjoy some reading and some cotton candy before things went down ugly.
We had to stop by the pharmacy and had a little wait. Someone had to touch every single Ariel thing in the store. She wanted me to take a picture of each toy to show her Daddy, you know, just in case he needed to see what she wanted for her birthday.
Sunday morning brought church and the typical crazy rush around the house, get in the car late and no one cracks a smile until we hit the church parking lot deal. God gets us there, thank goodness. We could use a weekly lesson in love one another.
We officially kicked off birthday season Sunday afternoon with red velvet cake, family and old friends for my baby brother's #33 birthday. I always loved his birthday as a child because it meant I was next in the celebration line!
A few have emailed and asked about Riley. As far as I can tell, he is doing well. We are noticing some occasional light/distance issues with his sight. His next appointment at Emory is in November.
I've been invited to share my heart at a local church in our community for their women's group meeting on Sunday afternoon of this week. If you are local, or remotely close, and would like to come, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can pass along the details for you. I am a ton nervous and excited too. I'd appreciate your prayers for me this week. I can see huge things just in the preparation and I know God has good plans for this day. Maybe I'll see you there.
God is good, all the time!