Monday, February 25, 2013

Catching Up

Does anyone else feel that for every one step you move forward you fall two steps backwards?  I do!  For instance, just when I feel like I've got my house decorated just so for the current season or holiday-the season changes.  Back to the drawing board.  I guess that is how it goes, but it seems like I just have the most difficult time making progress lately.  And so it goes.

I had every intention of updating here last week, but never got around to it.  To say that work has been busy would over simplifying things.  When I get home, I just collapse and don't want to move!  To top it all off, I seem to be fighting off some type of virus. 

Anyway, last weekend we had the pleasure of having Tim & Esther, Michelle, Shawn & Bella over to the house.  We were all together to celebrate Tim's birthday, it was actually this past Saturday, but Michelle & Shawn were not going to be home to celebrate.  I just love having my kids around and seeing them interact with each other, joking and having fun.  Does a Mom's heart good! 
Above is a shot of my boy hamming it up for the camera with two new books.
He and Esther had an ulterior motive for coming this weekend too.  They had been in contact with a rescue shelter and had choosen a puppy to adopt.  The shelter was in North or South Carolina and they had choosen a little boy, but right before they were to head out with the puppies (they delivered to the area by a retired couple) it was discovered that the puppy wasn't feeling well.  They were informed that there was a girl available and so they decided to take the girl.  When they later found out that the boy only had worms, they decided they would take him too after he was well!
The call came shortly after nine that night that she was in town and ready to be picked up. 
So the kids headed out with Mr. Wonderful and picked up the new little bundle and came back to the house and spent the night.  Bella was just dying to see the new puppy!
Here she is, Miss Bailey:
Look at that face, could you just die?  Tim took her to the vet last week and the vet said that if it weren't for her legs, she'd be all Beagle.  She is mixed with Blue Tick Hound. 
Tim called later in the week and after being up with Bailey every 3 hours, he has decided it may be a long time before he is ready for kids!  Ha!  Just wait 'till the other puppy arrives.  They are thinking it will be next week.

Thursday we got a call from our dear friends in Williamsburg, they were up in our neck of the woods.  Their son and daughter-in-law had celebrated the birth of their first child on Thursday morning, so they drove up to share in their joy.  We got lucky too as they asked if we could meet them for dinner on Friday night.  We had a great time catching up over a terrific Italian meal and I got to see pictures of their beautiful new Grandaughter-Felix Cole.  I know, kind of unusual name for a little girl!  She sure is a beauty though!

Saturday, Michelle & Shawn were out of town for the night.  They were celebrating their anniversary with a night away-courtesy of their good friend Holly.  Holly even took Bella for the night.

Dress rehearsal was scheduled for Bellas dance competition on Saturday, so Holly brought her over to me to do her makeup and then the three of us headed to the rehearsal.  Here is our sweet girl tap dancing:

She just kills me!   Those expressions of hers!
Here she is with her friends.  They all have a bit of a flair for the dramatic!

That's about it for now.

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