I have found life to be somewhat busy with working three days and then having Mom's group at our church on Thursday mornings and story time at the library on Fridays. I didn't realize how much I looked forward to not leaving the house on Fridays. It's a drop in story time so I don't have to go but the boys like it. Xander tells me he doesn't but I know he does and Evan loves it, even though he's not supposed to be there. However, last week we had to skip because we had company. Wednesday was blood work, work and then Bible Study. Then, Thursday was Mom's group and company!! It was a busy weekend. My sister and her husband and two kids were in Sasktoon Wednesday night for a concert by Chris Tomlin and then they were heading to Manitoba to visit my other sister. Since the Manitoba sister had to work, they came as far as Regina Thursday and then stayed until late afternoon Friday. It was good for the kids to get to play together and I got to give her her wedding gift (FINALLY!!) - it was the cross-stitch from Day 255's picture. Then, I had a cousin going from Winnipeg through to Saskatoon for a wedding. They left after work and got here late Thursday and then left Friday just before lunch. This is a cousin that I used to hang out with a lot when we were kids and it was so good to see her. She had a baby last spring and I got to see her for the first time, too. Unfortunately, it snowed again Thanksgiving weekend (but not as much as last year) so the roads were not very good for the travelers. We were glad we didn't plan on going anywhere, though!
After that, Thanksgiving weekend was not so busy. Saturday was a day to ourselves and we got together with a bunch of Jason's extended family on Sunday. All of the aunts and uncles were there, as were a bunch of the cousins so it was really good. I had a great time visiting with a bunch of people I haven't seen in a while. Monday Jason's family came to our place and we just hung out and played games. It was fairly low key and we didn't even do a big meal but it was nice.
Then came Tuesday and things would go back to normal, right? Unfortunately, Evan got sick (apparently brought to us by my nephew on Thursday). He had a runny nose for a while but in the middle of the night, he developed a hacking, wheezy cough. He woke up at about 1 a.m. and was just crying. It took me a while to get him calmed down so he could breathe easier and he actually fell asleep at about 1:30 a.m. but I was holding him upright to help the breathing so I did not fall asleep. After a bit, he woke up coughing again. We finally got to sleep about 4 a.m. but I slept fitfully because I wanted to make sure he didn't fall off our bed (the floor is hardwood) and I would also wake to his coughing. Jason was also sick so he was sleeping on the couch. Let me tell you, I see at times like this how a recliner would be an awesome thing to have! I worked Wednesday while Jason & Evan stayed home sick. I was exhausted because after work, we also host our Bible study group. Wednesday night Evan was only awake for about an hour and a half but I think he had a fever today. Hopefully he'll feel better tomorrow but I've decided to skip story time again so we can all relax. Xander started coughing a bit today but hopefully he doesn't get too sick.
OK, now that I've rambled and you're all caught up on our lives, I do have another week of pictures (from about a month ago!).
Day 256 (Sept 13):
When I had my sister's cross-stitch framed, I did a couple other pictures, too, because there was a big sale. Anyway, this is an ink drawing that we bought on the banks of the river in Avignon, France. He was drawing the buildings there. It was a horrible time trying to get a frame that looked good with this. The blue in the ink was just off of all the blue frames. We finally found this matte that was about the same colour and decided to go that way, instead.
Day 257 (Sept 14):
This is the last picture I had framed. I bought this print at Volcanoes National Park in Hawai'i when I was there in 2000. It took me a long time to frame it :). I love how it turned out. I'm not sure where I'm going to hang these two pictures, but I'll find somewhere!
Day 258 (Sept 15):
September 15th was Jason's Uncle Glenn's funeral. It was a really well attended funeral as he had touched so many lives. Jason was a pallbearer with the other nephews. What do you say about a funeral? It was a sad time, of course, but we know that he has gone to heaven to be with his Lord and Saviour so there is hope, too. Still, it was a hard and exhausting day.
Day 259 (Sept 16):
This was Wednesday. I have so little to take pictures of on Wednesdays because it's just work, home, Bible study. I enjoy the days and I love our Bible study group but not much happens picture-wise. This is the living room set up for our group.
Day 260 (Sept 17):
Jason and the boys were outside and when I went out, this is how I found Evan. Like a wonderfully curious almost two-year-old, he had been chewing on the purple sidewalk chalk. It sure made a very colourful mess. I assume it was non-toxic since there were no issues, but I did forget to actually check! Doesn't it look yummy?
Day 261 (Sept 18):
This was our first day at story time. Xander actually likes the craft part at the end best. Huh, maybe I should do more crafts with him at home. It just never comes up. He likes the stories, not so much the songs but this is definitely his favourite part. He really likes to glue and is good at it. He must have learned that at Sunday School!
Day 262 (Sept 19):
This was the weekend of my brother-in-law Tyler's ordination service (he is now a Reverend). We went down to Manitoba to celebrate with them. It was a gorgeous Saturday and the boys were having fun playing with my sister's hose and the water! I even had a nice nap in a patio chair. My parents and my Grandma Fehr all came down for the weekend, too. We had fun.
OK, that's all that I have edited for now. I have another week on the computer but I have to get the rest off my cameras. I should really do that soon! Maybe things really will quiet down a bit now (snort...yeah right).
Until next time...