The last Sunday in June, we went down to a sister church about 2 hours away. The pastor and his family are in my children's book I just wrote, so I needed to take some pictures of them as my illustrations.
For the evening service, we drove up to my sister-in-law's church in Georgia.
The next day I flew to Oregon to collect my sister and her kids to bring them back for a visit. (I flew out of Atlanta--cheaper that way. My flight was delayed and I ended up sitting in the airport for 4 hours, missed my connection and had to get a later flight, so I got to OR at 11:30 pm instead of 6 pm.)
She loved the quiet book I made. Her favorite page was the cooking page. She'd put the food in the pan and then have "waiting hands" while it "cooked". Adorable! Grammy tried to get her to play with chalk, but EJ was much more interested.
We tried going to the zoo together, but my car broke. It took several days to fix, and we had library fun (another post coming soon-ish!).
My poor husband got sick (the stomach virus that went around) and EJ made him a get well card. The front says "PLEASE get well soon!" with a "before" picture: wobbly arms and legs, tears pouring down his face, and "waaaah" coming out his mouth. The "after" picture shows fat stomach, big ears, and happy tears streaming UP from his eyes.
This is the back. Bucket of throw up crossed out, and empty bucket circled. (At first, I thought the empty bucket was the toilet, but he just drew the bucket kind of 3-D.)
I bought a REALLY big tomato.
And changed into swim clothes and played in the water!
EJ made lots of lego stuff. I took his picture, but apparently didn't do a good enough job because he told me he could just get a selfie. !!! I convinced him to try a different spot in the room and this one was approved.
EJ asked his daddy to play with him. EJ held up a gun he made and my husband immediately said we need more legos. I asked why. He answered, "I can't build guns that only have two pieces!"
That kid cracks me up! So we're all caught up, except for the library fun, and I recently ran across my homemade laundry detergent that I still haven't posted about, so that's coming too. Oh, and my return trip to Oregon. That was interesting, too. Happy trails!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.