Monday, September 23, 2013

The busy-ness of Life......

Okay...I've said it before and not ashamed to admit it once again-----

I'm just about the worst blogger!!  

I am ALWAYS, ALWAYS playing catch-up!

I honestly don't know how some folks manage to take care of the house, manage their children---even teach them, take care of themselves AND keep up with a blog!  I know they must be extremely organized folks----definitely an area I am constantly working on.  However, after 7 months----wow----I'm going to do a fast catch-up on the amazing highlights of these past months and the blessings God has given us!  You have been WARNED....this is a loooooooooooooong overdue update!

I see I left all hanging after Shane's last trip to Boston.  His heart cath went very well in February : )  They widened his pulmonary arteries a bit to normalize the blood flow in his lungs to 60/40 for the right and left which flipped it from a 40/60.  Shane bounced back quickly.  We flew to Boston on a Monday, cath Wednesday, home on Friday!  Shane is finally off Lasix and only has his daily aspirin! His speech is very good now, too.  I think we understand about 80 % of what he says.  He started preschool a couple of weeks ago---the same one Olivia attended.  Most of you know we homeschool, but this was a great choice for us on several levels.  Shane needed to learn that mom will always come back!  This has been the biggest hurdle for him so Olivia and I pack up her books(and stuff) to have kindergarten down the hall from his preschool class : )  His teachers are amazing : ).  They have been so gracious and encouraging to both Shane and me.  This also gives Olivia and I some uninterrupted one-on-one time!

So now for our events of the past 7 months...................

Happy Family Day--One year on March 19, 2013

A very special quilt for our boy made by a very 
special friend!  Thanks, Eva!

Two of our sweet grand pups visiting with us---Lolli and Poppy---while their parents take a much needed vacation before the arrival of our little granddaughter!

An Easter picture....cheesy smiles and all!

 Someone....turned 4  : )

 Lauren graduated from high school : ) 

 Shane took swimming lessons.

 Olivia finished preschool!

Someone got the chicken pox : (

We are GRANDPARENTS!!!!!!! We welcome our little Junebug, Elleanor : )
another post to come on this!!!

  Isn't she a beauty!!!!!!!
Poppy and Lolli love you so much!

 Our girl gave her hair away...again for the fourth time....

Some more of our precious ones after long distances and a providential meeting!

We celebrated Olivia's Family Day # 4...WOW...she asked for a Joy cake! : )

 Josiah is off to Belmont as a Junior !!

From this to this in one year : )...oh and new glasses!

Celebrating ***33*** years with God's most gracious gift to me!!

"Surely you have granted him unending blessings
 and made him glad with the joy of your presence." 
Psalm 21:6