Life Lately

Time to fill up a couple pages of our scrapbook!

Life lately has been about a lot of normal things.

We had such beautiful, warm, summer-like days over the weekend and at the beginning of the week.

The kiddos have been enjoying the horses!

We put the horses fly masks on because we had just enough summer-like days to bring out the flies.

We always enjoy being outside!

The warmer weather meant popsicles and iced tea!

We had a great week of school with some kiddos who had such happy hearts!

There has been rain. A LOT of rain.

And storms. A LOT of storms.

Even so, the Lord still blessed us with views like this –

There has been good food!

Because I have a daughter named Addie Mae!

There were some fun rainy afternoons just BEING together.

My favorite part of this week!

We also enjoyed a library visit!

These kiddos look at books ALL the day long!

They might have gotten their love for books from their Mama.

It is cccooolllddd today.

And raining. Again.

Love when the kiddos wake in the morning and plop right in front of the fire!

I have been spending time on these rainy days researching.

There is always, always something new I need to learn!

This week has been all about Eliza’s upcoming surgery.

I cannot let this appointment at the end of June sneak up on us!

We need to be informed and ready to ask good questions as we schedule her surgery.

We do not know the exact reality of what will be happening to Eliza, but she will be having an open reduction of both of her hips – we just do not know which type of reduction the surgeon will recommend.

She will also be placed in spica cast for for up to 3 months.

This is a body cast that will keep her hips in the position they need to be in while her bones heal.

There are many obstacles we will be facing with this surgery – but honestly, none of them have us on our knees more than our desperate prayers that we will keep Eliza’s heart.

We are also hopeful that we can wait to do surgery until summer is over.

For the obvious reasons of that huge cast.

Maybe I should have stuck to my photography research instead, huh?

My heart is thinking so too.

At least its FRIDAY!

Which means my grocery crew is out making memories and filling that van with food!

We are going to whip this house into shape and get ready for a very fun-filled weekend!

There is also a cute little Chinese cherub who doesn’t know it yet – but he is going on a date tonight with his Daddy and Mama!


Happy weekend, everyone!!!