I cannot believe it's August 31st already. If feels like just a week ago that Easter weekend welcomed us into the Catholic Church and the month of April bloomed with joy during Jaibrian's adoption finalization. But time, it has zoomed right along. Here I am, packing for our annual Family Reunion in Kentucky already. Labor Day weekend...whammo...here you are!
August 15th was eye exam day for all the kids. Brise and Vinze found out they are colorblind. Who Knew?! We didn't. Kole and Vinze got new glasses and everyone else is fine and dandy.
|The neighborhood crew in our backyard|
August 25th was my Aunt Judy's funeral. I usually have a very difficult time attending funerals. I just have a hard time watching my family suffer and I don't like to take our children to funerals for just that reason. This time, however, many friends stepped up to take the kids overnight so Brian, My mom and dad and I could attend the viewing and funeral without the kids having to witness it. I was so surprised at how precious the funeral ended up being. My dear cousins, LeNette and Dalyn, tried their hardest to make the occasion a celebration of their mother's life. LeNette wore pink on viewing day and red at the funeral. The songs played were a celebration of her life and the family laughed, hugged, kissed and reminisced like it was a family reunion. Aunt Judy would have liked that. It was a sad time, wrapped in love. Precious.
On Sunday, August 28th, Kole broke out in hives that were so bad that he had to have an IV Drip to take care of his symptoms. He's currently taking steroids and some sort of allergy meds to counteract whatever it was that caused this reaction. I *think* it was the Gain Detergent that I added to the homemade laundry detergent that I make for our family. I should have known better than to dump that stuff in there, but it was on sale and I like the smell.
Today, August 31st, marks Vinze, Kole and Jaibrian's first day in Catholic School. It became apparent a few months ago that this chick....me....needs to cut back on stress in her life. My blood pressure began to spike to the point that I passed right out and had to be taken to the hospital. The RX is to relax, lower stress, double my heart arrhythmia medication...because it also lowers blood pressure....and relaxxxx...(Did I say that already?)
Today our new family schedule begins. Homeschooling 2 kids and homework with 3 kids in the late afternoon. That is a pace I can manage...I hope.