Friday, June 12, 2015

What a Week

Monday morning, my sweet Grandmother went to be with Jesus. This was long expected; she's had Alzheimer's for all of my adult life. She's been "gone" for quite some time, but in the last few weeks she had one of the fastest physical declines I've ever seen. On Saturday, our family was able to gather around her bedside and sing and pray and tell her goodbye. It was such a special time. In the early hours of Monday morning, while she slept in the same room as her husband of 61 years, she quietly went on to glory. I'm so happy for her.

Here she is with my Dad

My Dad is a very well-read man and he has often shared with me that he knows that his love of reading was a gift from his mom. He had a library card at age 4. Books were something she greatly encouraged and provided. I love that now when I go into his office there are stacks of books everywhere. Teach them young! 

Yesterday was the burial and memorial service. It is so nice to be with my family, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. It was a long day but everything was beautiful. I'm so thankful for the church I was raised in and the people that filled the rooms yesterday. It was a really sweet time. 

As for the rest of this week, it's been busy, eventful, and fun. We went swimming with Ellie a few times and had some friends over to join us. We've run errands and cooked dinners and dealt with our fair share of tantrums.

It's a shame she's not dramatic....

She really, really does not like to be told "no" and she also does not like when you scold her. It's all quite offensive and she does not appreciate it. She bounces back pretty quickly though. We've eaten a lot of popsicles this week because she's taken some great naps. She's been waking up about an hour earlier than usual though which is a little exhausting but all in all, she's a great kid. I'm thankful for that little Ellie Bug. 

Little Boy in my belly is growing and I'm starting to feel him! Little flutters here and there. I'm 18 weeks now and the belly is definitely getting bigger. Much bigger. I'm strictly in maternity clothes and I don't mind that at all. I'd love elastic waistbands for life! I'm getting hungrier too. I feel like I could eat all the day long and still want more. I'm hoping that that dies down soon because it is expensive to require this much food. Also, the more weight I gain, the more I have to lose, so....

As for the weekend, I'm hoping we get to spend a lot of it in a pool because IT IS HOT OUT THERE, Y'ALL. 

Happy Friday to you and yours....

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