Sunday, August 16, 2009

Where do I begin???

NOTE: I wrote this entry a few WEEKS ago - BEFORE our vacation to CO, because I kept meaning to "finish" it. I never did finish it, but I'll go ahead and post it anyway. I'll try to get better in the blog-world...AGAIN! :)

Well, it's been a while! When I get busy like I have been lately, and I haven't had much time to get on the computer, I get a little overwhelmed when I think about "catching up" on my blog (and others' blogs) and facebook. But I suppose I'll just go for it and see what comes out. :)

I think since the last time I blogged, we've had several visitors. My sister Amy and her kids came around the last of July or so (I think - I've lost track. :)). We had such a fun time! Some of the highlights were going to a waterpark about an hour away and Beau taking us all tubing on the lake. Asher even tubed with me (as Beau drove the boat VERY slowly of course!) and loved it!

A few weekends ago, we went rafting with our Sunday school class down the Illinois River. It was a nice, slow trip down the river, so Asher got to join us for that too. It was a very beautiful area, and Asher had a lot of fun. But he did get a little tired and bored by the end. He even fell asleep for a while - first on the floor of the raft, then he slept in my arms for a while longer. I don't know if I would do it again, just because there were lots of things around us that were very distasteful to say the least. But we're glad we got to spend a fun day with some friends and get to know a few people better!

A couple of weeks ago, Beau's parents brought us our car and picked up their truck. Mark did a lot of work on our car and had some work done on it too! Thank you so much Mark!!! And thank you Barbara for letting us use your truck while it was getting fixed! We appreciate y'all SO MUCH!!! And it was great to see them! Their visit was perfect timing for helping our friend Dina move. Beau and Mark also fixed our water heater. And the kids loved playing with their Grammy and Grandad!!!

That same week after Mark and Barbara had gone home, I spent some more time helping Dina move. Then Friday, the kids and I left to go to their cousin Claire Bear's 3rd birthday party. It was a fun time with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Then Saturday, we headed to Waco to spend the week with my parents. We see my parents fairly often but hardly ever get to go to Waco, so it was really special to be at my old "home" - with my old parents...just kidding Mom and Dad. You're not OLD! Sunday morning we went to church. It was a great service, and as always I loved seeing lots and lots of old friends! The rest of the week was spent seeing Coby, Adrielle, and the girls, and a few other friends. I loved seeing all of them and catching up. I don't usually get to spend much time with friends when I go home, because I'm always there for some family event - which is great :), but it was fun to see a few of my close friends! Hopefully I'll get to see more of my old, close friends around the holidays!!!

.....So that's my "unfinished" post. I'll work on updating now. :)