Sunday, July 31, 2011

Project 365 - week 31

 Week 31.

Well, it was a week of recovery for me!  This old body just doesn't take all I put it through this last weekend well any more!!!  Seriously, Monday I felt like a truck had hit me!!  But having to get back into a schedule and having all my kids home for one last week got me going pretty fast!

We spent a lot of time together as a family this week....I loved it.  Alyssa moves out on her own next week and then it is just a couple of weeks till Jason goes back to college.  So I am enjoying all the time I can get with them!!!

Our weather has cooled off somewhat......funny how 97 seems cool!  We were actually supposed to get some rain this weekend, but I it has gone everywhere BUT here....ugh!  And we are supposed to be back in the 100s by far as weather goes, this has been a long summer!

Here's my week:


This is Kelly.
She is married to a guy that was in the youth group of the FIRST church Steve and I served at.  I was told she would be at She Speaks, but we had never met and there were 650 women attending.....chances of us finding each other were slim and we didn't.
Riding in the shuttle back to the airport, I hear a woman behind me saying she is from Minot, ND...yep, it was Kelly.  How cool is that?!!

Jared's glasses broke while I was gone, so I had to take him in to get new ones.  I was hoping to quickly pick out a pair because I seriously felt like a truck ran over me.  But of course, his prescription was outdated so he had to have an eye test......finally got his glasses mid afternoon. 

 Jason was born with a hole in his heart and we have had to go for check ups all his life.  Last year, however, they found he had a leaking valve and told us to come back in a year.  We were 3 years between visits, so this was a bit difficult to hear.  If it was still leaking, we would have to consider heart surgery....praise God the valve had quit leaking!!!  And he doesn't have to go back for 2 more years!!!

I can't believe I forgot to take a picture today!!
We had a church wide swim party and it was a BLAST!!!  
We rented a neighborhood pool and had a BBQ fun!!!


Love it when my whole family is home!!!
We had a wonderful dinner and then all went out and played water volley ball till it got dark.
I really have the best family ever!

 We found this coffee table at Savers for only $18.  Alyssa spent the day working on it with our neighbor, Jeff, to get it fixed up and painted for her new apartment.

Jason brought his girlfriend, Andrea, to visit us this weekend.  We are having so much fun getting to know her.....and she love to play games.....she fits right in!  :)

So how was your last week of July?


Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

glad you've recovered from your busy trip. hope you have a great start to your August!

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

That's crazy you ran into the one other person from Minot on a shuttle! haha! It sounds like SheSpeaks was just amazing. For a whole lot of reasons. :)

Great news about Jason! I know that must have been a HUGE relief!!

Andrea's so pretty!! Can you imagine if she didn't like games?! That. would not be good. ;)

I hope you will have plenty of rest and relaxation this week. You deserve it after the last couple of weeks you've had!

momma frans said...

when did Jared get his braces off?? he's so handsome! :-)
glad you got some good family time in. Andrea is a beautiful girl!
praise the lord for a good report on Jason! God is good!
have a blessed week!

Mimi said...

Looks like a great week with your family. Praise The Lord that the leak has stopped!

Hugs & love,

rita said...

Gotta LUV those family times!
News of heart healing is wonderful.
God encounters are so amazing. Special deals are good too.

Lisa said...

Can't believe you and Kelly found each other that way!!

Love seeing your family gathered around the dinner table. They are so gracious about you taking a picture.

I assumed the pool party was at your house, but that probably made it much easier to rent a placce....glad teh weather cooperated this time.

Enjoy that full house!

RaD said...

Yay! Glad to hear that there was some good news regarding Jason's heart!

Mimi said...

The link doesn't take me to LuAnn's post :(

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

How wonderful to have a full family table for dinner!

Great week and I know you are so very thankful for good result for the boy child. What a blessing and a weight off your shoulders!

Rebekah said...

I know what you mean about 97 feeling cool! I'm ready for it to cool off for real.

And praise God that Jason had a good report.

skoots1mom said...

so thankful for the good medical report...
love all the family pics
fyi: can't get to Luann's link...think there might be a typo ;)

The Bug said...

What a great week - so glad that Jason's heart issue cleared up. Love that first pic of your family at dinner - maybe it's just me but it looks like they're humoring you :)

The Bug said...

LuAnn's blog is:

Tiffany said...

Yippee for Jasons heart! I love how God heals, both physically and spiritually! I had the same condition as a kid!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Praising God with you on the good report from the heart check-up!!!


Loved the heart news! Our God truly is an awesome one!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is awesome that you got to meet up with your friend...yeah for the news on the heart. I used to babysit a little boy that was born with a hole in his heart. Love the coffee table. vEry cool.

Kim said...

Sounds like an amazing and very FULL week :)
So glad you had lots of family time together.
And how fun to get to know Andrea!
I've missed having time to do P365 -- had no idea how busy our time in the U.S. would be!