Life is full. And fun. And sometimes...tiring.
I'm not complaining. Really, most of the time, I'm not!
These are a few of the things we have had going on these past few weeks...
Gavin turned double digits.
We celebrated with friends early because he spent his 10th birthday at the wedding of our dear friends Amy and Brad!
Basement full of 9 and 10 year old boys...and we lived to tell about it!
The wedding led to a (almost) family vacation in Florida. Moses stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Thede for this one. He had the vacation of being an only child for a whole week! He'll never be the same ;-)
This past week Lyric had her first two track meets. She loves the hurdles...so much she decided to dance with one at her last meet. I don't have a picture of her knees, but she left some skin on that track.
We also said goodbye to our dear pet guinea pig, Penelope, who has been squeeking in our home for the past five years. Strange the attachment a family can make with a rodent.
Our family also grew by two pets recently. One grandfather, who shall remain nameless, decided to fulfill Lyric's ongoing request to have cockroaches as pets. "Puppy" and "Chow" are now being mothered by one of the only 12 year old girls I know, who baby creepy crawlies.
On a serious note, we also have friends who are adopting from Uganda. The wife has been there for 7 weeks and will be returning on Monday without their daughter. She will be returning in 6 weeks to their daughter in Uganda, but first needs surgery on her foot that she injured while there. They are in the midst of such a battle. So many adoptive families are. Prayers for this family would be so appreciated. They are also selling magazine bead necklaces to help fund the added expense of this adoption. I'll check with them if I can put a link to their blog...