Where has this week gone???
I swear I went to bed on Sunday night and woke up to find it Thursday morning.
My mom called last night to check on me since I hadn't blogged all week. Which I always find HILARIOUS since we talked the day before and she is usually one of the first to know if there was actually something wrong. I guess it was really just a guilt trip for some pictures of baby girl.
In which I had to tell her that I had not picked up my camera all week.
My apologies to the grandparents and great grandparents.
The weather is nice again today, so we'll be heading outside this afternoon (if we can withstand the wind) and I always take the camera outside with us, if you haven't already noticed.
A few things from our week....
~Monday night I got the chance to go with our MOPS group to fix dinner for the Ronald McDonald House. I honestly almost backed out at the last minute because I had to meet the group later and ride by myself. When David got home, I quietly said that I didn't think I was going to go because I can always justify to myself skipping out on some activity to spend time with him and OK, but he encouraged me to go. I'm so glad he did. It was so humbling to see these families. I knew why most of them were there, but I wasn't prepared to actually see several of the children. One in particularly really struck me....there was a mother and her teenage daughter there. You could tell something was wrong with the daughter, but seeing them two together just broke my heart. Of course, I could only picture Olivia and I. It really struck me. For the rest of the night, I was pretty quiet and couldn't get them out of my thoughts. My mind kept wondering to the thoughts...what if one day? When I got home, I was sharing it all with David and I finally broke down and lost it. I know people go through stuff like that everyday, we read blogs about it, I grew up watching my parents go through it with my brother, but it's so different to actually watch it as a parent. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to go, it's made me remember to count my blessings twice.
~Olivia and I went to finally got the chance to meet my friend Laura's new baby Landon on Tuesday. Let's just say that someone now has a case of some baby fever!!!
~After going back and forth for awhile, the conversation came up again about signing Olivia up for pre-school. In a snap decision, I went to register her for pre-k next year. We are still right now planning on homeschooling, but the program we are wanting to do, doesn't start till she's four. So what do we do for the next few years??? Right now, she's bored at home. If we had more children already, she would be find, but she does get bored with it being just her and I day in and out. Most weeks, we are busy enough to keep from getting bored, but not always. For the next two years, she'll go two days a week from 9-12 and then we'll start homeschooling with the co-op. So in reality, it's really no different than if we were homeschooling with the co-op. I know she will be learning stuff, but it's a 2 year old preschool class....let's be honest, it's not like they'll be doing algebra and reading Shakespeare....so I kinda look at it like a Mom's Day out kind of program for her age.
~We had book club last night and I loved last months book. We read Winter Bloom by Tara Heavey this month. I would have to say that it was one of my favorites that we have read so far and I would definitely recommend it. I don't want to tell too much to give it away, but it was very well written and it was pretty unanimous last night that everyone who read it, enjoyed it. I didn't get any pictures of the evening since I ran out the door to get a pedicure before hand.
~Which by the way...it's pretty bad when your laying in bed and your husband asks you to please do something with your feet cause they are that bad. But, whatever, cause guess who didn't have to pay for a pedicure with her own spending money? Maybe I should try that again in the future...
~We've been working a lots on our yard of the month lately (pic here). I'm so excited that we're finally getting to do something with it. We don't have the money to do what we would really like, but we've been blessed that a few people are going to help us with working with what we've got for around nothing, so I'm hoping to see some big changes in the next couple of weeks to our yard. And yes, I've reached the point in my life that I'm excited about yard work!
Hope everyone is having a great week! : )