Sunday, July 24, 2016
We have been so busy, but not with nothing! Days filled with life, underscored with an understanding. If generations of poets, lyricists, and authors gathered to pen the beauty of our days right now, even they would fall short because there are just no words. But, we have been here before. Daring to plan a vacation; daring to register Eli for school; daring to buy him new clothes; daring to commit myself to activities; daring to use funds for improving a home that we
Eli seems to be doing really well, as far as we can tell. He is the same as he has been, how great is that? He has quite a bit of hair growing in, but it is very patchy, and he has the signature radiation
take the kids down to around Siesta Key, Florida.
We have been busy continuing to check things off the kids’ summer bucket list, after checking some chores off my list (although our play fort is still not finished being painted. These pop-up rain storms are killing that effort). We’ve been to the waterpark; they’ve all been to Bible camp, one has been twice; LOVED getting to go to Vacation Bible School this year; been fishing; they’ve all had friends over; we’ve been to the movie theater, and have one more to go; had dedicated time for video games; we’ve stayed up late watching a movie or two; completed driver’s education; the girls went to drawing camp, and the boys went to lego camp. Eli struggled a little bit at Lego camp the first day,
So, it’s been wonderfully, and beautifully busy. Eli’s mustang is away getting pampered with a new supercharger and some other peripheral things, so Vic and Eli have been buzzing about that. Meanwhile, Big Sam is temporarily benched. Either build-up in the catalytic converters is causing problems (which we already know it has) or the fuel pump is going out, but until we have time to deal with him and know for certain that it is just a maintenance issue, he has been benched, and Mini Pearl, our RAV4, has been pulling his
It may be too early to share this, but after much research and discussion, we will be adding to our family at the end of August, first of September! We expect to bring home a female Yorkie-poo puppy. We’ve visited several shelters, let the kids get their hands on lots of dogs (and kittens), but Vic is
needed something to fit us,or it won’t last. We had kind of settled on finding a shih tzu puppy, but this opportunity came up for a Yorkie-poo, and it seems as perfect as we can get on paper. So, feeling like we had done our due diligence in researching, and learning, we committed to it. The kids are super excited, but if you think picking a dog was grueling, you should hear the name discussions. Don’t know if it will ever have one. We went to PetCo, just to let the kids look at stuff because they were just dying to do something dog-ish, and they
(Hg) found a “first-time owners” guide manual. They girls are readers, so I thought couldn’t hurt, and we bought it. The cashier said, “I’ve been working here several years, and this is first time anyone has ever bothered to buy this book. Good for you, and good luck!” Ha! Yes, we are a little nerdy.
I have been covered up in Superhero Day preparations. This is a childhood cancer awareness event for our non-profit, and it is a lot of fun, but a lot of work, a lot of people involved. In addition to that prep, I am hoping to beef up Vic’s batman costume, and Hg is going to be Honey Lemon to escort our Baymax character, so trying to figure out how to get that done. September is childhood cancer month, if anyone wants to host an “Eli’s Block Party”, a car show to benefit our non-profit and raise awareness in your community, let me know, we can help you get it going. Our donation this year will be going to the Children’s Oncology Group. Thank you for continuing to remember Eli in your prayers, and remembering to give thanks for the blessings in this earthly life.