Summer was good. We took 3 weeks to go visit family in AZ. On our way down we got to stop in Utah and stay with some friends. Very generous friends I might add. I don't know, they might not have been feeling so generous after the 7 of us left, but we had a great time anyway. Thank you Susan and Gabe!
Then, after our car broke down we got to stay with my wonderful Aunt Wendy and Uncle Marion in southern Utah. This was unexpected for them and they so graciously took us in. Aunt Wendy even let me keep her up most the night while we caught up on each other's lives. I was very grateful for this car malfunction!
In Arizona, we took turns spending time with all our family members there. It was SO great to see everyone. The kids did amazingly well too. I think that was our first non-catastrophic vacation! Yay!!!
Also, on the way home, we got to stay at my long time friend Melanie's house for a night. She opened her house up for us and gave us a much needed break on our long drive home. We had fun with you and little Owen. Hopefully next time we'll get to see Josh more too! Thanks you guys!
Since we've been home, we've started our home-schooling routine again. Through a family friend, thank you Melanie Threet, I found a lady that specializes in working with kids who have learning disabilities. I've read most of her stuff and ordered the rest. It is working miracles with my kids. It's kind of amazing! THEY are asking ME to do their school stuff with them. Thank heaven!
Oh yeah, I'd like to thank my amazing husband for taking over almost ALL of the household chores and responsibilities including, laundry, meals, cleaning, dishes, doing some of the kids school work with them and getting up with Makenzie when she wakes up at night. He does all this for me without complaint or hesitation all because I've been feeling extremely tired and nauseous!
That explanation point is an excited one by the way! I've learned that tiredness and nausea mean a good pregnancy. When I tell Brad that I feel bad for not helping out more or for needing to sleep so much, he just says ,"Stop complaining ~ you're making my baby!"
I'm so excited! Thank you, Brad, for being here for me. Thank you for loving me so much. Thank you for all of your selfless service to me and our family! My heart is so full of gratitude for you.
p.s. - Thank you Jill for being such a great mom to my hubby!!!! Guys like him are rare, but not when they come from mothers like you.