This week was one of those weeks that feels like you are on a rollercoaster ride. Lots of ups and downs. Life gets like that sometimes. So...we'll start with an "up"....
Steve took Laura and Lindy with him to Florida for most of the week on business. They went to Clearwater and Tampa and had fun without me. haha Really, I'm glad they had a good time, but I sure did wish I could have gone! Doesn't this look like fun??
Meanwhile, I stayed here and held down the fort with Mark. This week has been a really hard week for our school system. Due to huge budget cuts, lots of teachers and positions have been cut or moved around. I will tell you more about everything later, but let's just say it's been a really difficult week! So that has been a "downer". But...I am thankful that I have a job and I know God has me where He wants me so I am just trying to stay positive and move forward with an open mind.
Anyway...since no one was here to celebrate Ashley's birthday last Tuesday, we decided to celebrate it last night. We had both sets of grandparents over and grilled out hamburgers. We sat on the porch and had a fun night together. I told Ashley that she is turning 23 and that is how old I was when I had her!
Today we had another birthday party for my neice Brooklyn who just turned 1! She is like a little china doll and was so cute at her party. She loved her cupcakes!! Can you tell? haha
Here are a few other pictures of the party. This is my other sweet neice, Bailey.
My dad with Brooklyn...
Here is Brooklyn with her mommy, Britney...
She was so covered with icing after her cupcakes that we put her in the sink for a bath. Is there anything cuter than a baby in a sink???
And the fun continued tonight! We had another cookout at my next door neighbor's house with three families. We got to sit out on their deck and just relax and visit and it was so nice. I am so thankful for my family and friends. Despite the ups and downs of life, I feel so blessed. God takes care of me and blesses me every day.