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Thursday Update: 06/04/09

Well shoot…where is the time going? Seems like we’ve been busy…but I can’t really think of all with…let’s see…We had a great Memorial Day weekend…busy planting things in the yard (naturally) and spending time with friends and family. Sunday we celebrated Sandi’s birthday with a family lunch at our place…grilled burgers and homemade ice cream…doesn’t get much better than that! Later that evening we went to Blake and Amy’s house for smore’s around the fire pit…which was DElightful! Of course, we always have a good time kicking back with old friends like them.

This past weekend Meghan came to stay overnight and boy can that girl keep you BUSY! We played, and went for a walk, and played, and went to buy some flowers, and planted them, and played in the sprinkler, and went to the pool, and played on the computer, and watered the flowers…phew, by the time we dropped her back with Hope and Chad we were BEAT! We spent Sunday recovering from the whirlwind that is our lovely niece and getting caught up on things around the house.

Monday Matt had a root canal performed on a cracked tooth…very exciting, I’m sure you’re all happy to know that. The good news is, it went just fine. He even joked around with me while they had the rubber dam over his mouth…making faces and noises, mimicking how freaky he looked with gestures and sounds. Typical Matt. This week we’ve been busy gearing up for a fun filled weekend with family! My folks will be coming in to town tomorrow and are staying the weekend up in Iowa!. I’m SO excited to see them both and have some time with them.

Saturday we’re hosting a family get together…cuz I guess there are probably other family members who like to see them once in a while, and we really do love to have people over! While the forecast looks a little iffy, we’re planning on having a lot of fun with everyone at our place. We love to host and are really excited to see everyone.

Tomorrow morning we’re heading to the eye doctor to try on the first trial contact lens made especially for Matt. I’m excited to see how it looks…oh man, if he could wear contacts when we’re out and about…I just know he’d feel like a million bucks. Though, if were to ask him, he’d totally pooh-pooh it as no big deal. Men. Anyway, I’m anxious to see that and see if we can’t get the permanent one ordered!

So, lots of things going on here and there…enjoying the first signs of summer and soaking in the long evenings outside when possible. The yard is coming to life and I’ll admit that makes me pretty darn happy. This week Mom’s good friend Mary drove all the way out from the quad cities to bring me a trunk load of daylilies which I promptly found the perfect place for and planted that night! They will grow and fill in just perfectly! THANKS Mary! I take a lot of pleasure in planting and tending the flowers…and I’m excited to walk people around the yard this weekend…though they may not all care as much as I do about which plant is which etc!


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