Friday, March 25, 2016

My Life Lately - Babies and Bible Studies

It's been just as busy this week as it was the last time I posted about the "going ons" in my life.  Can't complain (although I do sometimes - I'm human).  Here's what's been going on lately:

I took our dog, Helen, to an Easter egg hunt specially created for canines.  She wasn't bad per se; She was just very excited to see so many other dogs there.  She darn near choked herself on the leash because she couldn't contain herself.  Although Helen didn't win any of the "Golden Bone" prizes, she did come home with treats, a ball, and dog food.
I'm starting a new Bible Study in a couple of weeks.  It's Open Your Bible: God's Word Is For You and For Now.  Although the actual study doesn't get started until April I've already been doing the recommended homework.  It hasn't been as life altering as Armor of God was, but it's definitely been a useful resource for me in understanding why the Bible should always be my go-to resource.
Logan, my 17 year old, was asked to prom at school the other day.  The girl made up a poster with the words "Take off your running shoes and put on your dancing shoes.  Go to prom with me?"  He said yes.  We have less than a month to get all the formal stuff done that goes with prom.  I'm excited to see my boy in a tux for the first time.
Jason, Adam, Logan, Allyson, and myself with my mom in the front
Our first Easter service for this year is in the books.  Our church holds four services and we'll have attended two of them by the time it's all said and done.  My mom returned home from the hospital last Sunday and was able to attend church with us.  It's the first time in a long time that she's been able to go so it was kind of a big deal.
My great-nephew was born yesterday.  I'm super excited and can't wait to spoil him.  I'm going up later today to see the little guy.  His name is Harley Leroy Dean (named after my father, my grandfather, and my brother-in-law).
Speaking of my father, the 19th was the marking of his 11 years being gone.  Baby Harley (named after him) was born just five days later.  I know my father is smiling down and oh-so-proud.
Proud mother with her girls and newborn
I got a Six Flags Season Pass for the first time this year and I'm stoked to be going in just one week.  Six Flags St. Louis announced they are staying open until January 1st, with Holiday In The Park with special Christmas events, Santa meet-and-greet, and holiday lights.  Eeeek!
So, how have y'all been lately? 


Samantha said...

Omgosh what a cute prom invite! Can't wait to see pictures!! Hope he has the time of his life. Xxoo

Theresa Mahoney said...

Exciting week for your! I am glad your mom is feeling better. Can't wait to see the prom pics. And, super huge congrats on the newest family member! He is a real doll!

An Apel a Day said...

That does sound like a busy week! I love the baby's name.

Adaptable Kay said...

It definitely sounds like you've got a lot going on, but I'm very happy to see most of it is good! Congratulations on a new member of the family; I love the name they chose and the fact that it has meaning behind it is even better :)

Things here have been pretty rough. I'm hoping by sometime next week I'll be back up and moving though.

Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire said...

Adorable that there's a dog "easter hunt" - my dog would be a yahoo so I'd never take her, but it sounds like a great idea! What a sweet way to ask your son to prom - that is awesome! So glad to hear your mom is doing better! And congratulations on your sweet great nephew!

Linda Moffitt said...

Extremely Busy like you I Love the prom story That is too cute I hope stuff like that happens with My Kids when they are older. My Daughter was born on the day My mom passed (6 yrs later)(My middle son was born 2 mths after my Mom passed the same year) I think they do stuff like that to let us know they are with us for sure and have seen our kids (nieces,nephews, grands and so on)I Have a very nice poem about our Loved ones in heaven and children (If you'd like it just email me iamabho (at) I didn't write it just read it and copied it down and changed the names to suit my kids. Thanks for sharing with us

Sue Hull said...

Congrats on your great nephew! He's beautiful! I havent been up to much.I went to the dr and I have to get a biopsy done on some polyps in my cervix.Not going to be fun.I trust God no matter the outcome.
Today I went to sams club with my sister.I always spend more than I should. Lol!
Im happy to hear your mom is home.I hope you post photos of your son on his prom.