All sorts of life is happening here this week. One of our 13yo sons got his braces on today and has a sore mouth this evening to prove it. Thankfully 4 out of 6 of our current teenagers came by their straight teeth naturally, proving again that God provides for families in all sorts of ways.
Tomorrow I am heading to the doctor to get a cast for our 8yo daughter, who fell out of a bounce house on Saturday and broke her wrist. Poor kiddo. She has had a splint for a few days and is being good-natured about the cast– has already specified that it be lime green. But still it is a tough break, especially just a few days before her birthday, just when we were set to try out the pool for the first time this week.
Erika and I are just beginning to plan the wedding reception for her and Israel on June 19th. Should be a fun party- we are looking forward to it. She has come up with some fun food ideas that have my brain buzzing with embellishments of my own. I am looking forward to chatting more with her, finding out what she wants, and making things work nicely. I will most likely be sharing details and photos eventually. But not yet. 🙂
The crazy flowerbed at the edge of my driveway is just beginning to come into its own this summer. The irises are gorgeous. There’s a whole slew of tiny blue flowers blooming fresh every day. The daylilies will be blooming in another couple weeks. And the poppies proliferated madly over the winter and are already are beginning to bloom. Sometimes trying to keep things tame in our little 3-acre corner of the world makes me a little nutty, but that flowerbed is a joy to me. It is so like our family. Un-manicured, mismatched and sometimes a little loud. Changing every day. But beautiful and utterly delightful just the same.
Links I’ve enjoyed in the past week:
Great Expectations — loving people as they are
A Tale of Sock Frugality — my kind of frugality
How to pray without using words — makes me oh so nostalgic
Cornbread Salad with Peppers and Tomatoes — I need to try this