Monday, May 9, 2011
I count myself blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful friends. Last night while playing cards after dinner with some longtime, notice I didn't say old, friends another incredible friend called. Let me next say that everything is fine but this friend needed help giving a blessing. Superstar R immediately stood up and ran out the door, another blessing I'm grateful for is an awesome hubby, the rest of us worried about my friend. I didn't mention anything to the kids but apparently when R left he said something in explanation to them because this morning my friend called to reassure me that all was well and to thank me for my sweet Caleb calling her to tell her that we were praying for her. I had no idea he called and started to cry to think what a sweet boy he is. I am so grateful for all of my boys, they are all so caring and I am so grateful to have them in my life to teach me everyday, sometimes it's to remind me how inadequate I am but never the less, I'm thankful for the love they exude and the sweet spirit they bring into our family. I can't imagine how empty my life would be without any one of them and am grateful to fall into bed exhausted every night because of them.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Well since we've moved back lots has happened and I haven't had time to blog about it, so here is a quick update that probably won't be so quick. I think it was the week after we got here that was Easter. Just like old times we went to Mary's for Easter dinner. As always great food and great times with family and just like usual Mary sent us home with leftovers. Then she called us to invite us for dinner the following Sunday since Kimberly and Rob et. al were in CA for Easter so that we could reunite with more family. Again great conversation, great food, tired kids and delish leftovers. In between dinners we've had lots of riding, shopping for and buying a commuter car for R, dinner with a great friend from ID, more riding, job hunting and interviews for me. An adventure with a couch, long story, yard sale finds and So that gets us quickly up to yesterday. We got up early to ride but didn't. Sold our truck and met some nice people, went to the wildlife zoo which never gets old and constitutes a whole different post, went to a benefit bbq for officer's Tirado and Paz who were ambushed in Phoenix last week and finally capped the day with a stake bbq in Tartesso. What a great day. Today is Mother's day and we were served breakfast, a real breakfast, duing Sunday School, had a great lesson in RS, got some great gifts from the kids and this after tulips from the Superstar hubby. So all in all, an awesome weekend and a great reminder of just how blessed I am.