Saturday, September 12, 2015

A September Weekend Update

Last Monday, less than a week ago, wow, how can that be? We enjoyed one last HURRAH at the water park.
I got teary a couple of times. Letting summer 2015 go has been more difficult than many other summers.

An we were surrounded by friends! The Wests, Jason and Shannon and family, Jamae Bowser... and others! Everyone was TRULY SOAKING UP the last bit of summer.

Hunt and Merit at their little brother's game

We got to these games and Willem does GREAT out on the field! I grab a friend to chat with and watch the game with. Last week, the lovely, sweet Erin Johnson! Merit has buddies to play catch with and watch the game with. Hazel always finds friends to play with. Oren either doesn't want to be there or hits the grass running. Playing with friends and having fun!

And it is the photography season again. Trying to fit that in has been challenging, but good. I won't schedule more than about three photo shoots a month. Merit is playing school ball football. He is also playing fall ball baseball. He and Vance are in Wenatchee right now. Willem is playing Grid Kids. He has a game this morning. Hazel is loving kinder! The stories! She is the most darling kindergartner. And Oren likes hanging with mommy but asks a lot about Hazel.

Last week there were moments when I thought I was going to lose my mind. And there were really sweet, much needed moments. Lisa stopped by one morning with a basket of sweetness! And we talked about life's struggles and joys. And I whispered a prayer of thanks for this dear friend.

Shannon is so good about calming me down when I send her random, venting texts. And she laughs with me, or at me. You know, it really doesn't matter. :)

And Katie A. and I enjoy long phone chats. 9 kids between the two of us and with her living in Royal well, the visits don't happen like both of us would like.

And my sisters and Kelly --- I am blessed.

I am back to letter writing! So much better than texts and emails. I am picking up fun paper and cards at the thrift stores.

This season of my life I am really running and sometimes what I do at home maybe isn't quite enough. But the encouragement of friends is pretty awesome. Thank you Lord.

Oren likes to be held. And carried. He hollers "Mommy weet" (Mommy wait) He does not like to ride in the shopping cart. He likes gardening, naked. Loves playing outside. He is a wild card. He sleeps good. Oren and I are getting lots of bonding time these days. I really love it. 

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