Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Friendly Day

Had some wonderful conversations with a couple friends today-I'm so thankful God has placed them in my life. : )  One is finding themselves in the midst of a miracle (hard to tell in the moment!), and one is cleaning out closets.  So thankful I can assist in any way.

Mary Claire had a friend over today to swim, lunch, and play hide and seek!  I didn't even get a picture.  She's a sweetie though!

Clay left for work, and I found him a wallet online for only $12.99!  Remember he lost it this weekend? :o/  I sent pictures, and he likes it.  Probably the price, haha!

Lots of laundry today after swimming and biking sweat, and thankful I have a washer and dryer I love, and time to do it!  Another good day, no big stress.

Knowing people around me have real hard days, my hard looks easier.  Makes me thankful for the hard I can manage.  High blood sugars?  I got this.  Site changes?  I can do it.  Fund raising for a cure?  Sucks, but I can do keep at it. ; )

Hope your hardest days are manageable.  No?  Compare to others...you might want yours back, ha!
Photo Credit, made with PicMonkey Magic : )

We're doing a book group study on One Thousand Gifts (being thankful for any and all the teensiest things..especially after walking through a hard time). . .and we talked about the fact that when you don't have faith, it's kinda like being a practical atheist.  You don't really believe you can turn over what you are worrying about.  Let's turn it over, and let it go.  Hugs, friends!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sweet, Sweet Summertime!

It's been a while, and I've missed writing!  We had a fabulous school year, and survived four schools.  That's its own hooray!  : )
Tulsa Zoo last weekend : )

We've had some slower days, thankfully!  Today I took Clay to the DMV to get a replacement driver's license since he lost his wallet at a party on Saturday night. : O  Then home to lounge with my faves.  We made friendship bracelets, watched the end of Trolls and Daddy Daycare.  Sweet afternoon.  I'm making dinner, and Clay ran to the store for me to buy Oreos and chili sauce.  We're having a really good meatloaf that everyone loves, but it needs a little chili sauce on top before it bakes for the last 15 minutes!  .. and homemade Oreo ice cream! 

Last night we took our bats, balls, mitts, and some cones and had a free-for-all baseball game at our local park.  Then we went to Braum's for ice cream cones afterward.  It was a great night, and the kids want to go play baseball again!  So..I'm making homemade Oreo ice cream to have when we get back.  Yum!
Sweaty, but it's my sweet family!!

We're still riding our bikes daily in preparation for the JDRF Ride to Cure Type 1 Diabetes.  Ches, Clay, Mary Claire, and I are all riding October 5-8th in Amelia Island, Florida.  I was super excited, but I'm more nervous.  We have to meet our fundraising deadline by September the 7th, or we owe the balance.  To get to ride, we have to raise $8000 all together.  We're at about $4500.  Oh yeah, and now I've been told how windy it is!  I was just so happy it was going to be flat.  Now I know the wind currents are crazy!   

On the way back from Chick-Fil-A in Fayetteville!

I've been decorating for a few clients for donations to JDRF, and we have a fundraising car wash next Friday.  We're working on a t-shirt design so we can sell t-shirts too.  We usually do a Walk shirt every year, but since our large focus is on the Ride..we'll just have one for that! : )

Please pray for our sweet little friend, Baxden, and his amazing momma, Hilary!  They have some new information that he may have been misdiagnosed with glioblastoma.  It's potentially a life-changing bit of information.  Please pray with his parents that they correctly test, diagnose, and treat him!!
Lighting candles, praying for Bax.
Hope you are having a relaxing summer, enjoying the family God gave you, and each and every sweet day we are gifted.  Hugs!