We planned a fun overnight shopping spree in Richmond for our gal who wanted clothes.
BUT, as life likes to do, our plans were thwarted suddenly when we noticed another skin staph infection developing on my leg (just inches away from the one I battled 2 months ago and landed in the ER...what in the world).
So what was SUPPOSED to be our fun birthday overnight was spent in the Urgent Care...
(That's how I'm blogging. I'm in pain on the couch waiting to get in to see my doctor today...)
Thankfully I was able to pull it together to get to a few stores and Caroline got some cute stuff.
Just not at all how we all wanted to celebrate 10.
But since I've got a little time, I'll give a super quick update....
Caroline's LOVING her new public school. She's got a group of diverse friends, her grades are great, she's in almost every club and activity they offer... show choir, math club, jump rope club, gifted & talented program, she's got a major role in their big play this Spring, you name it. She's also started on violin and if I could just get the girl to practice more often, she has SO much talent for it.
Now I am FAR from a crafty person, but she and I came up with this art project together with $3 canvases and a $1 bag of dried beans.
Jameson is growing like crazy in every way. He's taking swim lessons at the Y, going to pre-school every day to get ready for kindergarten next year, and is in love with everything that involves fighting and battles... Star Wars, Kung Fu Panda, and most recently Black Panther.
|Jameson & his friend DJ|
He BEGGED us to use his own money to get a Black Panther costume.
Marc surprised him by taking him to see Black Panther on opening day. He wore his full costume and people in the theater were all snapping pictures with him!
My basement apartment Airbnb has been killing it. Booked almost solid.
And I've been loving it so much that I've now got 2 clients who want my services to help me set up and manage their own Airbnb spaces! Dream job.
Marc is doing great. Back to work after Christmas break and rolling along this semester teaching Romans in RUF. He's taking students to an inner city mission trip in Chattanooga, TN, in just a couple weeks.
|Students over for the Super Bowl!|
I know my recent blogs have been rather raw and ambiguously depressing. There's no doubt we've endured our fair share of suffering in the past 6 months. But it's finally beginning to feel like we're coming through on the other side, and for that I am SO grateful. We'll still wear the scars, but at least there is healing ahead.