We have also been watching this momma deer and her little baby, who have been visiting each day/evening.
I am thinking... about ordering a Prenatal Body Pillow. Have any of you ever tried one during pregnancy and, if so, did it help? During my last pregnancy I considered getting this one, but after looking last night I noticed this one, and one made by Boppy as well. I'm still leaning towards trying out that first one (especially since it is the least expensive, my sister-in-law had it and loved it, and it doesn't look quite as huge as the others), but thought I would ask here first for any thoughts and suggestions.
I am hoping... (and praying) for one of my sweet Little Flowers, as she prepares for heart surgery tomorrow. Dear little St. Matthew Karol Snow please intercede for us!
I am praying... for the soul of my cousin Josh, who passed away in a car accident early yesterday morning, and for my Uncle Johnny, Aunt Jan, and his brothers who will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.
I am thankful... that despite the difficulty (or maybe I was just plain crazy) back in 2007, when my husband was on a fire assignment, I made a 1500+ mile drive with all 5 kids at the time (ages 6, 5, 3, 2, and 5 weeks at the time) on my own, to attend a family reunion. It was the last time that
Grandpa and Grandma with just a few of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My cousin Josh is in the back row, third from the left, in between my brother Scott (white t-shirt) and sister JoAnn (pink t-shirt).
I can't believe how much my children have grown since that trip!
From the kitchen... we have a Tri-Tip marinating in the fridge to cook tonight, using the rotisserie over the grill. I think I will also grill some veggies, make a pasta salad, and cut up a watermelon. Yum!
Learning all the time... the oldest three had SO. MUCH. FUN. attending Golf Camp last week. I really wish it was offered again during the summer, and not just this one week. My kids are already planning on attending next year. On the last day, during the awards and recognition ceremony, both of the boys won prizes! Captain won a prize for being the "Best Listener" of the week, and Rascal won a prize for "Best Overall improvement for Flying and Running." (He explained this to me, and from what I understood it has with how you get the ball to the hole when you are chipping, through the air or along the ground.)
Living the Liturgical Year at Home... Wednesday is the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. We are hoping to have some friends over to celebrate this feast day with us... I just need to come up with a plan!
I am creating... this week's Summer Bingo cards (we skipped last week, since we were so busy with Golf Camp) since I didn't have a chance to finish them over the weekend.
I am wearing... a white cami, black maternity sundress, and Designer Satin on my toenails. I love summertime!
I am reading... through the Wreath IV Leader's Guide for Little Flowers, trying to decide if I can modify the more advanced assignments for the younger girls in my group. I also need to start coming up with craft ideas for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Pondering these words... on Intentional Prayer.
Noticing that... my keys have been missing for a little over a month now. I wonder if that has something to do with the fact that I happened to win the recent St. Anthony Giveaway for two SAG key fobs from Catholic Embroidery?! I'm sure I would have found my keys by now, had I had one of these attached to my keys. I suppose it is time to go have new keys made, and in the meantime I will attach the spare to the key fob so that I don't lose it as well! ;)
Towards personal care... I love BioFreeze! My lower back muscles have been so sore, as everything starts to shift around, and it really helps.
I am listening... to Redwall which is playing on the iTouch's iHome at the moment. The boys choose this audio book for their Bingo Cards this week.
Around the house... way too many books that we never/no longer use. I'm thinking about trying to spend some time selling some of all our old school books, but not sure the best way to do so. I have used Cathswap in the past... Maybe I should give it another shot. It would be nice to make room for next year's books, and also have a little extra money to purchase them with.
One of my favorite things... my double jogging stroller! I don't know how I would have managed the parade on Saturday morning (hubby and the two oldest boys were camping with friends) without it.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
- Clean, clean, clean... Our home has fallen apart the last couple weeks!
- I have an Ultrasound early Wednesday morning to check in on our new little one.
- Sort through all the pictures from Catholic Family Camp, Little Flowers, and our small town parade... Maybe I will get around to posting a few of them!
A picture thought I am sharing:
Taken on Snuggle's 4th Birthday!