Weekend Events

Hello, Hello~

How was your weekend?  Did you have beautiful weather?  Man, we did.  Yesterday was so comfortable, temperature wise.  Today is a little steamier, but I can live with it.  Especially with the ac on. ha

My weekend started with a pre-kindergarten graduation. 

So, so cute.  My sister-in-law teaches the class and wanted me to make a video like her anniversary video and like Ashleigh and Colton's video for their wedding reception. 

At first I was worried.  It was easy to make Pam's video and Ash and Colton's video because I love them.  I love looking at pictures of them, of my family.  I wondered if it would be different making a video of children I don't even know.

It wasnt.  Maybe because I fell in L-O-V-E with each one of them when I went to the daycare to make a video of them. 

If you ever want to make one of these it is very easy with Windows  Live Movie Maker.  You can add music, edit and lots of other stuff.

If I get permission I will post the video.

So, that was a great start to the weekend. 

Yesterday, Ronnie and I worked at the studio. 

He put insulation in the walls and I painted some metal cabinets.  Pam and Leo called us over in the evening and we enjoyed spending time with them and their family.

Today I have worn my heart on my sleeve. 

I have been very moody.  My friends call it peri-menopause I call it a pain in the you know what. 

I spent my Sunday afternoon reading blogs.  I found one about a precious couple that lost their baby son, Jack, only eight days after his birth.  I cried all afternoon.  I'm crying writing about it, now.  I don't know them, but I wish they could have their baby in their arms right now.  I wish they had not have had to endure the loss of that precious baby.

It reminds me of Ashleigh's sweet Zachry.  He was born prematurely and our small town hospital was not equipped to handle such a birth.  He was with our family for only a few hours, but we fell so in love with him.  I would have done anything to have kept my niece from having that experience.  So young and so looking forward to life with her baby boy.  My heart still aches to think that she has been through that. 

Yes, she carefully navigated the ocean of pain and disappointment and she made it back to shore having endured a life experience from which we all wish we could have protected her.  She even got pregnant again and had another precious, precious son.  He, like all the other children in our family, is one of the lights of all of our lives.  She and her husband Colton are now expecting another baby!!

I was kind of hoping for a girl, but then she told me if they have a boy they are thinking of naming him my favorite name in the whole world...Colton Cade (she actually likes Cadence, which I like too).  I guess if I could convince her to use my favorite girl name, Juliana Grace, I could still root for a girl, haha.

Anyway, the baby I read about today, baby Jack, and his parents are in my thoughts and prayers.

My husband is "laid up" (that's country speak) with knee pain. 

He is even having to walk with Mom's cane.  That is bothering me too and probably some of the reason my heart is so raw today.  I love him so much and don't want to see him hurt.  He will be better soon, though. 

But maybe, just maybe, I am wearing my heart on my sleeve because...

...there are just some days that I really "get it"!  I really "get" that life is so good. 

...there are just some days that I really "feel" it!  I really "feel" the gratitude and thankfulness for my life, my family, our love.  I really feel gratitude and awe and wonder just overflowing from my heart.

Thank you so much dear God.

I have a Veggie Talk post coming!

What??  Nobody wants to read about danged ol

 veggies???  Come on, now.

You might be interested in what I have noticed in just the last few weeks.  And, no...I'm not gonna talk about how my BM's have changed:)

Stay tuned.  Check it out.   Until then, have a wonderful week!