Monday, July 27, 2009

I've been a tad on the busy side. Forgive my lack of posting. Our big family BBQ is in thirteen days and we are still working on the yard. I don't think it will be finished in time, but that's okay. It's just family after all.

Here is the retaining wall Beloved and I built on Sunday. I'm so pleased with it. Now we just need to finish shaping the dirt above it, weed it, and plant some of the wonderful plants a friend from work gave me.

I've also been spending some time with sickies in my house. Here's one, although she is looking pretty good here. Maybe it's because she's no longer running a temperature and we got to spend some time with Boy over the weekend.

Boy got a haircut which tamed his wild locks. I think it looks pretty good. I commented on how the sun has bleached his hair. It happens every year.

He told me things about his plans for the coming year, all about adventure and being a Jesus Freak. Ahh, to be young again.

Boy took us to a hamburger place he'd discovered. They were out of Pepsi, much to Girls dismay. They were also out of straws and wouldn't give us any from the bar because, "They were two expensive."


Boy was tempted to offer her a nickle for a straw, but decided against it.

Tomorrow I'm back to getting up at 3:45 to open the club by 5:00. Two more weeks of this and then it's back to normal. The Giver and family will be home next Saturday, which means Saturday night I'll be sleeping in my own bed.

Glory be!

And in case you are wondering, it is 100 degrees outside. RIGHT NOW.

Oh, I almost forgot, I received a call from Biological Mom and she let me talk to the wee girls! She asked if we'd like to have them for a day. Now, I just have to find a day when Beloved and I aren't working or otherwise committed elsewhere.

That may be impossible.


Island Rider said...

I just went back and read your stories about the wee girls. I have a mix of emotions, sadness at their circumstances, happiness at your willingess to foster them, anger at the child welfare system, and joy knowing that no matter what God will always be with them and draw them close to Him because of the seeds you planted in their lives. I hope you do get to spend some time with them to reinforce those lessons you taught them. Praying for them and for you. Hope your other two are well soon.

Bee and Rose said...

Annie! Thank you so much for your lovely comment at Kristen's blog! I am truly grateful! After the whole blogger kidnapping of my blog and yanking me off all my followers Friend Connects last week, it really meant alot to me! You are awesome!

(great photos!!! we're in the 100's here too..ugh...)

tootie said...

The yard looks great! How much would it take to bribe you to do ours? ;)

Anonymous said...

My favorite pic: Boy and girl looking at each other :)