No picture. It was post-Thanksgiving weekend and I was in recovery mode.
I'm grateful we still have someone in the house who is little enough to appreciate a good balloon from the emissions testing place.
Aiden, let's go to the river while its drizzling and throw rocks in the water and play with the dog! Nah, that's ok Mom...you go ahead...I'm going to stay in the car and read.
Wait...what?! That's my line!!
After a couple years without teams, the basketball program at school has been revived. Its a little rough but the girls have decided to commit to it....and they get to be on the same team.
Three of the four of us met up with my dad for his birthday lunch. Its always special to get time together.
Amanda wrote me the sweetest note this week and one line said, "You are on the tip-top of my list for best parents." He is on the tip-top of my list for best dads. :)
Thanks to my brother who is faithfully serving our country, a stranger anonymously paid for our meal. What a blessing!
Exercise for dog and kids alike.
Baby cousins are Avery's favorite (really we're all pretty fond of Baby Gavin).
Each evening I've been working on my Spanish, knowing that it'll likely be an asset to have that skill at work. I took five years in Jr./Sr high school and I minored in it in college. I loved it...and then I didn't use it much and the cobwebs collected. So I'm dusting things off and am really enjoying it and even a little surprised how easily some of it comes back.
I ended up sitting with a customer this week and did the entire meeting in Spanish. The woman brought a friend with her who I think was intended to be a translator, but she really just asked me the questions in slower Spanish. It was a little rough, but we definitely got the job done, with just a minor incident. As part of the loan application, I have to ask if the customer is married or single. By accident, I asked her if she had a wife. Pretty sure I was blushing, but she laughed it off.
Buenos dias! :)