Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Week of Fun...

This past week was a "Week of Fun" at Grandma Patty's (Derrick's mom's) for the boys. It started Sunday after church, and they returned them to church the past week. They had great fun..playing on the Bonzai Waterslide in the backyard, playing a lot of Wii, eating whatever they want, staying up know, the usual grandma and grandpa stuff. They also had a great day at Kings Island with the grandparents and saw Aliens in the Attic. Matthew lost his second tooth while they were there, and he has been sleeping pull-up free since they came home!! YEAH!! They were so exhausted Sunday night that they fell asleep snuggling with me on the couch. I have to say, that was great, as that hasn't happened in forever!

While they were at grandma and grandpa's, Derrick and I enjoyed our time together. We had dinner when we could actually talk to each other. He took me to Doc's Bakery for breakfast one morning, and I totally love the place. He works from there a day or two a week, and I've been wanting to check it out. We went to lunch at First Watch, dinner to Old Bag of Nails, and lunch at Doc's Bakery. It was great! We also met with the rep from Dominion, and decided to build a home in Mill Valley North. Our timeline with merging with Atonement has moved up, and we feel this is a good decision, so we're looking forward to that. It will probably be the beginning of September or so by the time we get all the ducks in a row.

I spent most of the days while they were at grandma and grandpa's working on backpacks. Back in July, we started a supply drive to get school supplies to needy kids. We collected 171 backpacks and tons of supplies. We sent out about 200 invitations to needy families, and it was a great success! On Saturday, it was supposed to start at 3:00. Of course, we had families lined up around 2:30, and by 2:45, the entrance to our church was FULL of people, with the line going out the door. Not only did we give away backpacks and supplies, but Premier Salon Concept out of Dublin donated their time and services to give the kids nice haircuts. I can't even describe how awesome it was to see the stylists working on each kid. They didn't just trim, either. They styled and braided, curled, straightened, moussed, gelled, etc. The kids looked great! They had a huge spring in their step when they left with their stylish cut and new backpack. We ended up giving away about 100 backpacks, and a little over 100 haircuts.

So, that was our week. This is our last week before school starts. I start as an Instructional Aide on the 25th, and my little buddies are off to first grade on the 26th. My pregnancy is going well. Let's just say that my insides seem to have turned into a trampoline, pommel horse, etc. She's moving A LOT, and I'm in the third trimester. Before we know it, we'll have a littl girl in the house!