Week 22 Highlights

Week 22 Highlights

This week seemed to zoom by in a flash. I’m in Easter choir and there are extra rehearsals, so I’ve been gone extra for rehearsals. That makes our time together even more special.

Saturday evening, we did a little bathtub swimming. Since Ty was working on his truck, it was just me and Remi. I usually put on a swimsuit and get in with her, but since I was solo, I stayed out.

She doesn’t smile much while swimming, but she splashes and kicks around, so I know she likes it.

We got into the toy box and added some new toys to our rotation, including this “purse” I bought her. It crinkles, has some key chewers and even a little crinkly money attached. It’s adorable. She held onto her purse while we “shopped” at lunch.

She wore some SUPER CUTE Ric Rac and Ruffles to church! Everyone loved this outfit!

We spent some time at Grandpa’s over the weekend. She was the center of attention. Tyler’s cousin Kelsey is holding her, and Nancy, Grandpa and Uncle Dwight are all gathered around. 

Great grandpa and his girl. Precious. 

So that was week 22! So much fun happening around here!


Weekend Recap: O-Fish-Ally a Good One

Weekend Recap: O-Fish-Ally a Good One

We have fully embraced Tyler’s new hobby this weekend- fishing. We did a lot of it!

But it was a busy weekend. I’m surprised I’m not totally wiped out because I really didn’t get much napping or resting in!

Before I start the weekend recap, here was a highlight from last week- buying milk that’s good past my due date! I’m due October 2! What?!

Friday at work we had a fun baby shower for my coworker, Lyndsay. We celebrated her and her sweet baby girl and then I met up with mom to hit Sam’s and Kohl’s.

While we shopped, Tyler got the boat ready and we all met up and hit the water around 6 p.m. Tyler traded our golf cart for a fishing boat. It’s pretty nice! Two fish finders, the main motor and a foot-operated trolling motor, spaces for 7 to sit.

He’s into bass fishing now. I was fishing for catfish, but didn’t catch any! He wanted to bring these home to stock our pond, but his water tank wasn’t pumping in any water. He’ll have to check on that soon.

Saturday was his family reunion. He had to work, which originally I was pretty sad about. Going without him isn’t the same.

However, I saw the PD post this on FB and was so proud of him. Saturday there was a police-loving little girl who had a birthday party and Tyler and this other officer showed up. The PD posted the picture of them with the kids….and then this guy left a comment about Tyler. I’m so proud that he embraced his calling and does his job well.

Saturday after the reunion, I came home and hit my PJs and the yoga ball.  The poor dogs HATE the yoga ball since they can’t sit in my lap! ha!

Pippin was relieved when I finally hit the couch and he could crawl all over me.

Sunday morning, we spent some time out on the porch before church. It was the first feeling of fall and it was GLORIOUS.

After church, we waited for Ty to get off work then headed to Grandpa’s for Tyler’s birthday celebration. Our friends Lauren and JJ came and brought their little boy, Ryan. He loves Tyler. They were playing with grandpa’s weights here.

While we ate dinner, some rain blew in…but then it was cool and perfect outside. So we headed to the pond to fish!

A beautiful rainbow greeted us.

Tyler caught several little bass and 3 big ones! Brad, Kelsey and JJ did some fishing, but they didn’t catch much. Tyler attributes his catches to his “Purple Power” lure! He LOVES that thing! ha! Too bad he lost it at the end with a too-big-to-catch catfish. The fish got away with his lure!

We got home after 9 and hit the hay pretty quickly.

Now we just anxiously await the arrival of this baby any day now!

How was your weekend?


Weekend Recap: Fun and Family

Weekend Recap: Fun and Family

This weekend was great. Refreshing, relaxing, and fun.

I took a half day off work Friday to go get a massage (got a certificate for my birthday and it was burning a hole in my pocket).  Then I did some shopping (Hey TJ Maxx hey!).  I met up with Tyler (who is off on Fridays) and we walked the dogs and then headed to town for a movie/dinner date.

We saw Jurassic World, which was great. I am not super familiar with the Jurassic movies…but it was good.

We decided to get burgers afterwards and tried a new-to-us place.  The burgers were good.  Tyler got a big double…and finished every bite. 🙂

 

After dinner, I had rehearsal.  They walked through the first act…and it was so fun to see what they have been working on during rehearsals when I’m not there.

 

Saturday morning, I was up early to help the 4-H kids run a break station for the True Grit ride.  It’s a charity bike ride in town that offers 35, 50, 75, and 100 mile rides.  We ran the first break stop.  It was hot, so we had lots of visitors. 🙂  

 

Saturday afternoon, we rescued our neighbor’s goat.  They are out of town, but a friend of ours is taking care of their house and animals.  And little Shadow got stuck.  So Tyler had to use bolt cutters to take out a section of fence and set him free.  

 

Sunday, I sang at church (video here– I sing during the offering right before the sermon )

Then we had lunch together and waited for Tyler to come home. Once he got off work, we headed over to Oklahoma to visit Grandpa.  Mom, Nancy and I took a walk to see the horses.

 

And I may have chased this bunny into the field trying to catch it.  I want a bunny so bad.

We loved visiting and hanging out.  I loved this picture I snuck of Grandpa and Dad visiting in the living room.  They are quite a pair! IMG_2172

 

So that was my weekend.  Lots of fun and family time. How was your weekend?


Weekend Recap: Where Did This Weekend Go?

Weekend Recap: Where Did This Weekend Go?

So this weekend didn’t go as planned.  It felt like a non-weekend…except for Sunday.  Here’s how it went down.

We were planning on going Friday evening to a friend’s house to trick or treat with my life group folks.  We were going to be Lucy and Ricky (from I Love Lucy – a costume I’ve wanted to do FOREVER).  So we got dressed and were headed out.

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This is the only picture I got dressed up.  As we left, mom asked us to go check on Gram.  Mom and Dad were out of town for the night….and Gram wasn’t answering the phone.  Well, when we showed up- we could tell something wasn’t right.  She had slept ALL day, had an accident in bed, and was not right.  She could hardly walk (was SUPER weak) and was doing cooky things.  She tried putting underwear on her head, tried answering the alarm clock….was using words wrong.  So we convinced her to let us take her to the ER.

Well, being Halloween night…it was a bit busy.  We got there around 6 or so….and we got her into a room maybe around 9:30ish.  They did a CT scan, x-rays, blood tests….and poor Gram…they couldn’t get an IV in her.  So late in the evening they decided to admit her for more testing (thinking she had a stroke), but had to get an IV first.  SIX different people tried to get an IV, but her veins kept blowing.  She ended up getting a central line.  We got her settled and got home after 3 a.m. And yes, I took the wig off, but we were both “in costume” the whole time at the ER. ha!

We slept some…but I woke up at like 7 a.m.  I did some cleaning, took mom’s car back to her house (we had taken their car to the hospital), got donuts, and went back to bed around 11.  We got up around 1:30 and got some breakfast. Then we visited Gram again.  We left her and came home to take Mikey for a walk- since he had been home alone for so long on Friday night.

Sunday, we heard from the doctor that he thought Gram had a seizure…so they started her on seizure meds.  She got to go home Sunday afternoon.

Sunday was also my first day as a greeter at church! I really enjoyed it!

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After church, we got some lunch and went to Tyler’s grandpa’s farm.  We love it there.  Me and Tyler’s cousin Kelsey usually take naps together in the living room (which we did!) and then everyone hangs out outside.  This is the view: chairs, cars open with lots of guns and toys in the back…and the old buildings.  One of grandpa’s barns burnt down last month…which was sad to stand there and see (you can see it the pumpkin carving photo below).

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We never got around to carving our pumpkin Friday night because of Gram being in the hospital…so we decided to blow it up!

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They put some tannerite inside and set it far away in the field.

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When you shoot the tannerite, it blows up.  See the pumpkin chunks flying?! Ha!

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After the gorgeous sunset, we started a little fire for smores.

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It’s so nice to just sit around with family.

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One funny thing was I kept going inside checking on my phone charging.  And during one trip, the horses had come up to the house.  I took some time to pet sweet Sugar…and when I went in, Sugar waited at the steps outside for me- like a dog! ha!  Loved it!

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So all in all, we had a GREAT Sunday and a little bit of a crazy weekend.  I’m thankful Gram will be ok…and I’m glad we got some rest despite the craziness.

 

How was your weekend?