Wow! Today is a big day in our house because at 8:19 am, we celebrate a great event that happened 7 years ago. What a beautiful delightful addition Ava has been to our family. She reminds us a lot of Matt, but some things are coming out that remind me of me too (mostly the girly things). I interviewed her last night about her favorite things and perspective of turning 7. She is a little shy and goofy. Hope the video works!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Us with a baby! Ach! Yay that it's our nephew! Not sure we have the fortitude for another one, so it's nice to enjoy time with Oliver!
Noah got to spend the weekend with us, and we all want to adopt him. He got the kids outside more and cheerfully helped us with whatever we had to do. He fit right into our family!
For some reason, I always write Oliver's name with an exclamation point! It's so exciting when we get to see him. Unfortunately, the reason we got to see him was a family funeral for my beloved Aunt Carol, my mom's sister. What a loss. She and Larry are favorites of ours with all of the Florida trips we have been on. Love them so much, but we are not "sorrowing as those who have no hope." Looking forward to seeing her again! We have also lost two precious 93 year old ladies in just two weeks in our church. Irene from a previous post and another church lady, Donna. Both faithful Christians who will be missed greatly personally and by our church. Thank God for Heaven!
Jack was off having a blast at camp, so Ava and I did a few things together. She was actually almost as busy as he was with a sleepover and playdates. Here we are with Matt too walking the driveway. The corn is like 8 feet tall! Still love that view coming home!
I miss goldfinches. My favorite bird with the bright yellow feathers. Someone said maybe our cats scare off the pretty birds from coming to our bird feeders. I guess they could be viewed as a trap. Ha oops.
Camp fun! Dropping Jack off is never fun. It was definitely a quieter week which sometimes sounds nice until it happens. Quietness is overrated! So we are all happily back together again.
What can be better than watching a thunderstorm from a porch like this? It was amazing with all kinds of noises and lightning! We are at the Hoffman's farm, and I think I could sit on the porch forever. I have porch envy at their house! They had a lot of family visiting, and the kids were catching lightning bugs.
Jack had a summer cello lesson and then a playdate with his new friend, Zach, who is Paige's (one of my junior girls) brother. This is after they played so hard at the park. Oh and Paige and Lillie and Hope (Paige's sister) came along. They all played and we moms talked. Fun for all!