Sunday, January 31, 2010

Project 365, Week 5

We had a fun, full week.  Though several forms of sickness went through the house, and we had a mishap with the car, the good far exceeded the bad.  We had lots of family time, though next to nothing for the five of us.  Tax season is well under way, which means any half-hour we get with Shaun throughout the week is considered a bonus.  To add to his fun, there was a heating issue at one of the apartment buildings that had to be dealt with immediately since we've had highs in the 20s the last couple days, so that's where he could be found at 10 PM two nights in a row. 

I thought the timing was odd, but all week I was meditating on God's grace...that's what the sermon was about last weekend and it was just a recurring theme in my week.  I was going to go into it here, but it started to get long, so I think I'll save it for another post.  Anyway, how can you ever have a bad week when your heart just keeps getting filled up with the knowledge of His grace...grace that he takes great pleasure in lavishing on us.  Good stuff.

January 24
Shaun and I went to see The Lost Son.  My sister, niece and nephew were all in it, as well as several friends.  We were wowed!! 

January 25
It was a rainy, windy day.  While our car was sitting in the driveway, two large branches fell.  One smashed the windshield and the other left two decent-sized dents in the hood.  (this picture isn't in our driveway...I actually drove it to Avery's dance class like this) $371 later, the windshield is as good as new.  Still awaiting word on the hood, though since we don't have collision it will for sure cost us.

January 26
Since my brother is away in Iraq, my sister-in-law decided to come out to the east coast to be closer to both sides of her family.  She came with her 3, 2 and almost 1 year old and is staying at my sister Amy's house (yes, that would be the same sister who is assistant director/producer/actress/singer in the show these two weekends).  The 11 month-old is practicing his steps after his bath. 
And the '09 club is together again for the first time since September...what a difference four months makes!
January 27
I met with my boss/brother-in-law for my annual review.  This paper says he is satisfied with my perfomance and I get to keep my job :).  Such a blessing to have work when so many do not.  On top of that, its work that I enjoy and that can be done while I am home with my children.
January 28
Is there a better way to start your day than getting a babbling, smiling infant out of bed? 
January 29
I got to babysit my niece so my sister-in-law could go see the show.  She put the other two down at 6:30 before she left, so we got to have special time with just Katie.  She is precious.
January 30
We all went to see my nephew's hockey game (#11).  He scored just for us. :)
Later, we went to my sister Bethany's house to celebrate the January/February birthday's in the family...all 7 of them (the 7th one was in bed napping)!
Sara is hosting this and every week.


Darla said...

wow, lots of family this week, and Aiden is getting so big, and always SO handsome!so sorry about your car! and i understand the tax season time's the same for us here.

to clarify, the night i met my husband, he told me after an in depth conversation that i would be the girl he married one day. he was right...we were friends for a while then began dating then we were married 2 1/2 years later. he says he just knew...crazy right?

skoots1mom said...

wow, what great week...especially love all the babies :)

LuAnn said...

What a great week with family. Glad your sister-in-law can be closer to everyone.
Love the baby picture. They are all so cute.

So when or was your birthday????

Blessings on your week!

beckyjomama said...

WOW - I love that you have such a positive outlook ... even through shattered glass! What a testimony!

PS - the pictures were great too!

sara said...

wow, you did have a lot of family time this week! I am praying for you as you get through this tax season!

the picture of Aiden through the crib is so sweet!!!

I would love to hear what God is teaching you about grace!

H-Mama said...

waking to a smiley baby is the best! your january sounds like our december with all the birthdays! wonderful shots!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a great week...well except for the windshield. Cool picture though.

Elizabeth said...

Wow... glad no one got hurt when those two huge branches came down!

Deidre said...

great pictures!

what a bummer about your windshield. things like that just stink!

Rita said...

So sorry about the car, how did you drive like that?! I love the pic of Aiden in the crib - too cute! Our March is like your Feb. with birthdays - crazy!

Tori said...

So sorry about your car!
Love the crib shot!
Looks like a fun week!

The Bug said...

Great pictures! I don't know why, but I'm just fascinated with seeing everyone's families & what they do - so I'm glad you had extra family to photograph this week!

rita said...

Loved the photo of Katie! and Aiden! Then I see you are a "photographess", right?
So many little ones, and so many BDs = FUN!

Cathy said...

Looks like a full week. So glad no one was hurt when the branches fell.

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

All those sweet babies...

Sorry about the windshield and dented hood. That's no fun.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Great shots Lisa. Somehow I missed posting mine on Mr Linky for this weeks images. Mine is here.