Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sunday night, the kids and I decided to take a little last minute road trip. We really enjoyed spending Monday and Tuesday with BB, KK and Addison. We got to get away from home for a couple of days and enjoy some playtime. The kids got to do a little pool fun, take a ride with BB on the four wheeler and play with Addison!! There wasn't much outside time because the rain kept us stuck inside.
Wednesday we basically stayed home and got some cleaning done and today was SHOPPING!!!! The kids and I piled in the car this morning and we went to Hermitage and then Providence to do some much needed SHOPPING! After we got back and took a short nap, the kids' friend Cason came over to hang out while his dad did some work for church. It was a fun night!
Stay tuned for a busy weekend wrap up.....
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, Alex spent the day at home using some vacation time. It was Ashton's last day at Tuesday/Wednesday school and he wanted to sport a mohawk. Of course, Alex was all about that as you can tell!! Maddie wasn't feeling good, but still willing to pose for a picture with her big brother.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Today was another great day! The Journey started two services (9am and 11am) today. We chose the 9am so that we could get home and have lunch without rushing like we normally do with the former 10am service. It was a nice change of pace in our house. I think I'm going to like it. Despite a few small alterations to our normal set up... it was a great lesson and service. I'm excited to see what next week brings!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday brought more shopping for Maddie and I. Casey talked us in to going to Providence to look for her some clothes. Can you believe I would need any convincing for some shopping?! LOL We had a good time and enjoyed getting out. I was just TRULY exhausted after half a day of shopping and didn't do much of anything the rest of the day.
Today is just going to be a day of relaxing and hanging out at home before Casey & Addison have to head back to their house to see Brandon after lunch! Alex should be home shortly thereafter and who knows what we might get in to for the evening!! Stay tuned.....
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday at The Journey was AMAZING!!! I just don't know how else to explain it. It had been deemed "Celebration Sunday" and boy was it. We were excited to witness one of our dear friends' baptisms. Jamie had been teeter totting on whether she was ready or not, but decided she was indeed ready and that she wanted to take that step toward a relationship with God and we were very excited to be there to witness that with her family!! We love you Jamie and are very happy for you!!! The Celebration didn't stop there though. Alex has become close to a guy in our neighborhood that also attends the Journey. Jeff too decided to take that step toward a relationship with God and he was baptized as well. Alex was incredibly moved to see Jeff take that leap and we're very happy for his family. Yet the excitement didn't even stop there. By the time our service was over, FIVE, yes FIVE, people had come forward to be baptized. It was absolutely AMAZING!!! I've never been apart of something like that and I have to say that my life has been forever changed. I'm really excited about all that is to come at the Journey.
After all that, you wouldn't think that anything else could happen. But, Sunday evening, some friends (the Reed's) came by to check up on us and our husbands' decided they would just cook us up a nice little Mother's Day dinner. I have to say that Erik and Alex did an excellent job!!! It was a super nice treat! Hope you all had a great Mother's Day too!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Friday, we had a family day to Pump It Up, one of our most favorite places to play. We met some friends (the Reed's) there and then went to lunch afterwards. It was a lot of fun!!
Saturday, Alex and the kids spent almost the ENTIRE day outside doing yard work. They had a lot of fun and Daddy was THRILLED to have more items checked off his "list" of to dos. I, on the other hand, got pretty lonely in the house by myself. LOL. Thankfully, Kevin and Tiffany joined us for some pizza for dinner and I finally got a little bit of entertainment. Tiffany and I enjoyed our chat while the kids went outside to play some more with Kevin and Alex. It was nice to get to catch up with them. We don't get to do enough with them some times!!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Sunday, the entire family went to church early (and I mean early) in order to help get things ready for service. We helped set up the chairs, the coffee bar and anything else that we were asked to do. It was nice to see how things are put together and feel like you helped to get it there. After service, we helped with taking it back down and then headed to the house. Alex had an afternoon hockey practice and I spent more time cleaning while the kids napped. All and all it was a productive Sunday afternoon at home!!
Yesterday, Maddie had an appointment for some allergy testing. It was not something that Alex or I were looking forward to, but knew that she needed it done. We learned a few months ago that when she ate Honey Nut Cheerios, she had a break out around her mouth which I knew was a sign of food allergy. I avoided them and moved on. More recently, I learned that she couldn't have a bite of peanut butter granola bar without the same reaction. With Ashton running around loving peanut sandwiches and peanuts by the handful, we decided it probably was a good idea to have her checked out to be on the safe side. We didn't want to take too big of a chance in Ashton giving her something she didn't need to eat OR her helping herself to something in the pantry on her own since she LOVES to hang out in the pantry!!!!!!!!
The tests proved to be negative for all 28 things they tested her for, BUT the doctor isn't totally sure that her acid reflux medication couldn't be interferring with the results. So, to be safe we have to avoid all nut items until she has a round of bloodwork to completely rule out the peanut allergy. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it comes back negative again!!
Hope everyone has a good week!