This week has been filled with some ups and downs, hence the title. Coming back from vacation is always hard for me. I love being around our families 24/7. I know you guys probably think I am weird, but in my defense we don't live near any family so it is fun when we get to see them. But sad to say I get very lonely. Joel goes back to work and BAM it hits me. I did have some time to get scheduled back out with the kiddos. Scheduling is hard to do when you want to go to the beach or zoo or whatever fun event we wanted to do while we were there. This week my loneliness seems to have eased up a bit but I am happy to say that i have a lot of fun projects I am working on. I have a secret gift I am making on for a friend and here comes one of my downsides. The gift requires some iron on pictures. Well sad to say I had to rip everything out because the iron on paper didn't work out very well. Then today as I was rounding up some edges,the rortary cutter that I use on material slid and you guessed it, i cut my finger. Thanks to my great friend Candace coming and telling me it's not bad at all I was able to go though the day trying not to think about the pain in my finger. I didn't really touch my project until Joel got home just in case I tried to cut off another finger. My other down was that I bought a melting pot to make shower favors fir a wedding shower I am throwing and when I opened it it was broken so I had to take it back. Today was a new start for all of those things. I didn't lose my finger so I am thankful for that and it is funny how you say, oh I didn't even know I used that finger or muscle or whatever the case may be until you can't. So God I am every bit thankful for the parts of my body I don't know that I use.
Joel and I had a pretty successful trip to the wedding. The kiddos traveled real well. We didn't have any major hiccups the day of the wedding. We are so thankful because so many people pitched in and helped us out with the kiddos. Joel's grandparents even got to spend some much needed time with their great grandchildren. We are so thankful to have them around. The only yucky thing that happened at the wedding was that Lydia got to hot and threw up all over her dress before the wedding ceremony. Joel's mom was able to get most of it off which was a very big blessing. Lydia and Seth were amazing the whole time we were at the weddings even though they missed naps and sometimes feedings. Seth right before the wedding fell out of the stroller and bruised up his face pretty badly but amazingly his face has healed now and only just markings are left from all the scratches and bruises. I am so thankful that God kept him safe and that he didn't have any major problems from it I should also say minor problems because he was fine. IT has been nice being able to spend time with Joel's family and hopefully soon we will be able to spend some much needed time with my family. Here are some pictures from the wedding.