Monday, August 22, 2011

This week...

Good news! My new camera is finally here and I love it. I hope to get my blogging groove back soon.

I was outside the majority of the day, painting. Giving David's nightstand a more masculine look, and freshening up some end tables and painting the chalkboard portion of my new giant chalkboard. I can't wait for that to be done! No pics until it's finished. But let's just say our front yard looks like we are having a yard-sale and I'm sure our neighbors are thrilled. I should be out there right now cleaning up.

The girls had fun with playdoh while Sam napped today.

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This little guy got to join in right at the end.

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He is getting to be such a big boy these days. And evidently we tell him that a lot too. If you ask him what his name is, he'll say "Big Boy" and if you ask what his whole name is he'll say "Big Boy Samuel Avid Deagen" (middle=David, last=Eagen). He can carry on complete conversations and I understand every single word, though other people still need me to translate occasionally.

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The girls start school in just 16 days, though they will get to meet their teachers a week from Thursday. They couldn't be more excited. I'd be very surprised if there is any fear or sadness on their first day, they are just plain ready. But I do know there will be tears from the little man when he realizes that he's not going to ride that big school bus too. I'm really looking forward to some extra time with just me and my boy.

Yesterday my parents celebrated their 30th anniversary. I brought them dinner from my dad's favorite restaurant and the same type of cake from the same bakery that made their wedding cake 30 years ago (it was carrot from Wuollet if you are wondering). I also bought a collection of frames to make a gallery wall and printed up the best photos from our little shoot in June, as their gift. They loved it all and it was a nice quiet little celebration of their 30 years together. Please keep him in your prayers. His white cells are at virtually zero now and that is unlikely to change. He uses oxygen all the time and is very tired, but he still looks the same. We had to tell the kids last week that he's sick again since he needs to wear a face-mask with visitors again. He's nervous about pain, and so far hasn't had any so that may be a good sign. But we really just don't know what to expect. We just want him to be comfortable. He is at peace with it all. No fear, just trusting Jesus, his Lord and savior.

I'll be back tomorrow to introduce a little something new for {the shop}. And we should have our new Christmas dresses in the shop next week. There is lots happening behind the scenes I tell ya and I would usually give you a sneak peak by now, but I don't want to spoil the unveiling. ;)

p.s. Our new favorite dinner recipes as of late are {here} and {here}. Seriously good! And did you see that PW's new show starts this Saturday? I've already got my DVR set.


4 comments:

Young Adventures... said...

I feel caught up! Thanks so much for sharing what's been going on with your crew. Can't wait to see all the photos.

Jessica said...

Yay for an update! Love the way Sam says his name!! Can't wait to see you guys in a couple of weeks :O

Sarah said...

Good to have you back blogging. Really fun about your camera!

Folly said...

I'm sending my prayers for your Dad, Angel. I'm glad your parents got to celebrate their 30th anniversary in such a nice way.
Your kids are gorgeous!
Michelle.