I SOO enjoyed our week-end. Saturday was SUCH a lazy day. Sleeping in, long conversations, football games, (is it that time already?) reading, naps, grocery shopping were all worked in somewhere, lol. Sunday found us down in San Diego as always and lunching at Larissa's and James and playing with the grands. I don't think I ever thanked her for lunch either....so if you are reading this Larissa, THANK YOU for a wonderful lunch! She always fixes something totally tasty AND "gluten free" and I soo appreciate it. Other than that, the weather has been just horrid. I am soo done with the heat! Hot and humid and weird. At one point driving home from San Diego yesterday we drove through an area where is was just POURING RAIN! And I mean pouring soo hard we could barely see the road. The temperatures dropped from 98 degrees to 74 in a 15 minute period, and then right back up to 101 as we arrived home. We left our air conditioner off as the electric bill has been through the roof, but it was 91 in our house when we got home around 4, so we popped it on! Praise God for air conditioning. I honestly don't know if I could bear it otherwise. We do turn it off at night and put on our ceiling fan, which is usually just fine, but I was still HOT last night. I think because the house never did cool totally down. Truthfully, the insulation in this house is just plain old bad. The windows should really be replaced with energy saving ones, and the air conditioner is 30 years old and should be replaced as well with an energy saving one. Both of these changes would REALLY help our utility bills I know, but the expense of doing this is making it not an option right now. So guess it is the old...it is what it is, huh? lol I have been doing crock pot meals and salads for dinner. Did I mention that I am done with heat? haha Just done....guess that's all I will say about that.
This week I am going to work on the picture collage for mom, and getting birthday gifts for both JD (whose party is this Sat.) and Sam and Larissa. Sept is a busy birthday month for us. (my 58th birthday falls in there somewhere too... ; ) ) We are 98 percent at this point that we are going to Mike and Melody's for Sam's first birthday. Soo excited about this. A couple of little details to still work out to make it a 100 percent plan, but I am feeling pretty confident. Haven't seen the little guy in over 3 months and Grandma is needing to squish and kiss him pretty badly. It will be just a short trip (4 days) but sure beats not seeing him at all until Thanksgiving. This is the year all of my sons have Thanksgiving dinner with their in-laws, (we trade off years) and so Jeff and I are planning on going to New Mexico this year for Thanksgiving. All of these plans are in God's Hands of course, but I am hoping and dreaming ahead.
Guess that's all I have for now. I will leave you with a couple of quick pics/video of Sam. He is at that age where he is saying and doing more every day. She does manage to catch most of his new accomplishments on film for Grandma. Recently she has been asking him, "How big is Sam?" And he responds by throwing his arm up in the air high while she says, "Sooo big!" He loves it. Here is a pic of him doing that. Kind of blurry because she had to be fast, haha, but you get the idea..
And a recent video. In this she is asking him how the cow goes. Now remember Sam has up close and personal views of cows everyday. I think it is hysterical that he shakes his head the way they do too, and his MOO sounds more like a real cow as well. haha ENJOY
We serve such an awesome and giving God. He supplied our needs today in an unexpected and generous check from a source my hubby had just about given up on....Thank you Jesus!
Hope you all have an awesome and joy filled week. Look for God's blessings, they are everywhere.
Oh, and I almost forgot. My 11 year old grand daughter Lindsey is running for school president. She gives her speech on Friday. A quick prayer that I am able to make to the assembly would really be appreciated. Rather she wins or not I am soo proud of her for putting forth the effort to try. She is a great student and would make an awesome President...just saying. ; )
And finally (I promise this is it) I just had to share this picture of my youngest granddaughter Donatella. She spent a day with her daddy on Friday for some important one on one time. Always appreciated when you come from a family with other sibblings. Her face in both pics says it all...
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