It's Friday and time for some fragments of this past week. And, I do have some to share.......and some mighty BIG NEWS from our family. Oh, and I sure do hope that our lovely hostess, Mrs. 4444 is recovering nicely from her shoulder surgery. I've been through shoulder surgery and it isn't a "cake walk."
Yes, you are seeing this correctly! Our Princess is going to be a big sister around Feb. 15, 2015. Now, some of you may not know that our Princess was adopted. When our DIL was an very young adult she was told by Drs. that she would likely never be able to have children. She and our son went through some fertility treatments before deciding to adopt. But, after several failed attempts they decided that adoption was the route they would go. And, on Oct. 7, 2009, our little Princess was born and what a gift she has been to our entire family. And, now they have the blessed privilege of having one themselves. It was a total and complete shock and I do believe that we had all sort of thought that it would never happen. Well, the Lord knew all along and as we know, HIS timing is perfect. Windy has done beautifully and gets glowing reports each time she goes to the Dr. And, on Sept. 11th, we will find out if "it" is a boy or a girl. As you can see in the picture above our DIL has the most gorgeous head of red hair and our son has auburn hair. So, it's going to be interesting to see if they have a precious little red head or a blonde and blue eyed little darling. ~ever so often that does happen~ We rejoice in HIM who is the author of so much more than we can ever even imagine!
Hanna Beth has been with me 3 days this week. Our DIL started back to school this past Monday and Hanna Beth doesn't start until the 25th. I don't know why in the world all schools, private or public, cannot operate by a nationwide calendar. What would be so difficult about having all students on the same schedule? Anyway, it can really cause issues for those teachers whose children's schools are not on the same schedule as theirs. We've had a good time and will enjoy some more fun next week and then it's down to serious business - her first year of "real school." We found out this week that her teacher is one of her Daddy's former babysitters. How neat is that!!!
The house is coming along nicely. Big changes every day and when I post the next pictures they will be working on the trusses and rafters. Then it really will begin to look like a house. We made our front door choice this week and we did end up going with a antique bronze iron door. I think it is just beautiful and will be a lovely focal point for the front of our house. It should arrive by the first week of December. ~surely they can make a door in 14 weeks~ And, we picked out our bathtubs and sinks and have just about decided on our windows. One day at a time and one choice at a time.