Today we celebrated Nathaniel's graduation with an open house lunch at our church. It went really well. See? Worrying and stressing works! Just kidding. I worried too much about how I would pull it off but my mom and my sister helped me in BIG ways and I'm forever grateful.
I will post pictures soon.
Only one guest took a pot-shot to my face about this, my eleventh pregnancy. An elderly aunt pointed to my stomach and said loudly, "You just don't know the word STOP, do you?!"
Caught off guard, I smiled and stammered something like "I really like having children, thanks."
My uncle said I should have said, "Neither do you!" (know when to stop)
Elijah spent last week with his bestest pal, Gideon, in the big city about 3 hours away. A week was a very long time, but with texts and calls, it was fun to check-in with him and the time was made bearable. Having one child "missing" was so weird!
The week before that, Andrew and Christopher were both at Bible camp. Our family received a gift that provided for the older kids to all go to camp. Inspiration Point is an aMAZing place. They both had a super time. Christopher told me that there was a lot of tooting that happened in their cabin. He learned other things, too, though. One day, I wanna go there myself.
Elizabeth started some bangs for herself last week. So now she has bangs. I wasn't really planning on bangs, but they actually look really cute.
I found a dead frog in Christopher's barn pants pocket the other day so that was fun. Or not. Either way, it happened.
Dennis and Isaiah are gone until tomorrow sometime; they drove back with my brother after the open house because Isaiah and Aaron worked out a deal for Isaiah to buy Aaron's old car. Aaron lives 5 hours away so it's a trip that takes a little planning for a dairy farmer.
Baby is growing nicely; I am 26 weeks now. I have my coffee shelf back and have knock things over with my belly. Elizabeth talks often about the baby in Mommy's "hummy" and thinks we'll be naming this baby Abram, too. (We're not.)
We were given three tickets to the circus this past week so Nathaniel took Ruby and Christopher. They had a great time. Ruby's favorite were the acrobats and Christopher's was the trick bike rider.
So that's a bit of catch-up from here. I was soaking my oh-so-tired-and-achy feet in epsom salts but now the water is cold and I'm going to go to bed. Since Dennis is gone, I feel like I really should stay up and take advantage of the opportunity to hold the remote or pick whatever I want on netflix--y'know, live on the wild side a bit. Maybe I will. Elizabeth took a looooooooong nap after the party; I don't think sleep is in her near future, so it's not likely in mine either.
Now....to figure out the remote.....