Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Precious Moments

Whew...what a whirlwind lately.  Things have been going very quickly lately.  I can't believe that sometimes time just passes by.  Over & Over again.  With my parents being here we have been staying busy.  Last week on Tuesday we, Eli & I, took Mam-ma to Mudpie.  It is a local pottery painting shop.  Eli is blessed with 2 very artistic grandma's, so while this Mam-ma was here we knew we had to take advantage of the time.  So, off we went.  Here are a couple pictures of them painting...



We had a great time!  Eli painted a mug for Daddy  & Mam-ma painted a "Monster truck" bank for Eli.  Remembering these moments will be forever.  It was a very nice time.  So nice to share in mam-ma's love of art.

Last Friday was Pap-pa's 77th birthday.  So, of course, we had to celebrate.  If you know my dad, you know that celebrating isn't necessarily his thing, so...he asked for Subway for dinner.  It was great.  Delicious really.  Elijah is really getting into the whole "birthday" thing, so we had to have a little fun with it.  Here is a video of Eli pulling Pap-pa's ears & singing to him.  Precious!

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Last week I decided to go to the Dr's.  I hadn't been feeling well for the past 3 weeks.  I had just really been tired.  Exhausted really.  Abnormal for me.  So, Dan basically informed me I was going.  So, I went.  Turns out it is good that I did.  Ends up I had bronchitis & was close to pneumonia.  My oxygen level was way down.  So...medicine and some rest later...I feel better.  Not quite 100% yet, but much better than I have.

Valentine's Day...well, with Dan traveling we celebrated Valentine's day over the weekend.  I received 2 dozen red roses & a dozen chocolate covered strawberries on Saturday.  It was beautiful & delicious.  Dan & I also were able to take advantage of some Grandparent babysitting services & we enjoyed a wonderful date on Saturday night.  We went to Cheesecake Factory & it was a wonderful time.  Food & company!!!  Weight Watcher's plan on the other hand--not so good lately.  However, I have decided that the weight will come off.  In time.  I will get to my goal.  It will happen & I will continue to live.  I'm learning how to live. That is an amazing thing.  The best part is...I love life.  It is a gift that I will not take advantage of.  I am going to enjoy each moment.

This weekend Dan was able to be home again.   We have gotten used to him being here each weekend.  It has been nice.  Admittedly, we have been spoiled.  I am thankful for the time as he really has been a great help to me since I have been less than up to par lately.  On Saturday Eli was invited to a birthday party.  The party was for a little girl in his class at school.  We were so glad to be invited & of course we went.  I'm glad that it worked out for us.  Saturday morning we took some stuff to Goodwill for donation.  Eli was so helpful & really enjoyed carrying stuff inside.  He also made a run for it in the warehouse.  LOL.  Good family time.  Then Eli & I went to the party & Dan surprised us when we got home.  Eli's room was moved around & Joyce's room was all organized to be ready for her.  Thank you Dan!  You rock!!!

So, I believe this brings us up to date.  Today, mom, dad, Eli & I spent the day (well, several hours) at the Houston Zoo.  We love going there & it is a great time to be had by all when we go.  We had a great time together & the weather was BEAUTIFUL!!!  Today Eli fell in love with the Komodo Dragon lizard.  In fact, he wanted to bring one home with him.  Uh, NO!!!!  My boy loves his reptiles.  He is definitely a nature boy. 




All in all, we are enjoying the moments that we are sharing together with my mom & dad being here.  We are looking forward to the moments we will share in PA when we go home to visit & we are simply BLESSED!

Until next time...

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