|Our Family Dressed Up for Old Fashion Day .|
I have had a bad year physically making working on the business very difficult for Josh. When I am down, he is torn between working the way he needs to, the children's needs and taking care of me. I always feel so bad because I know how thin my husband is spread with all his responsibilities so any time I can take something off him, I am grateful to God for that ability. With my recent improvement, even though the doctors are still concerned about my hemoglobin, I am able to start taking some things off Josh's schedule freeing him up to do more in the business arena and less here at home. I am also beginning to feel strong enough to perhaps venture in to the mysterious world of project driven contracting once again. What a difference even a few weeks can make in my condition. Of course, this time around, we learned a valuable lesson as to why I was feeling so bad and how to keep it from happening again, at least in certain aspects. I need to stick to my supplements with being on a strict vegan diet for the most part, although with the hemoglobin being low, I have begun eating a few eggs and some diary to help get protein back in my body but with my cancer treatments, I can't continue with that for long, at least not for another year. I just have to be smarter about how I am handling my diet.
|A little Victoria and Ben at Precious Moments Chapel.|
|Josh working on a Search a Word with Victoria while|
Benjamin stretches out on top of his Daddy.
I was in a dilemma as to what to do for Josh's parents. For a while we did really well with our gift giving coming up with fun gadgets and jewelry that were things we thought they would really enjoy but the more gifts given, the harder it becomes to find that perfect thing that would make them feel loved. I have struggled all month with what to do especially after Father's Day wasn't as special as I would have liked since I was down physically. Josh took care of that one for the most part and we hope it was okay but then I had an exciting idea. I am building a full pictorial history of our little family on an external hard drive for them to enjoy. We though they would enjoy seeing all those messy years of our lives and watch the hundreds, nay, thousands of pictures of our family as we developed over the years. I mistakenly thought taking on this project would be easy but digging into those digital files and putting together the package in a yearly format has proven to be a lot of work but what a joy to see my babies as babies once again.
|Benjamin and Victoria hold Samuel on the day of|
his birth. I love this photo!
|One of my favorite pics of Samuel as a Baby.|
So, on to life and helping Sam with his memorization and Ben with World History and encouraging Victoria with her Musical Appreciation, both of which are college level courses for them. On to brushing our little White Fury, Taddington, who has developed almost more personality than our apartment can withstand and on to life in general where God has our future planned for His Glory!
May God Bless and Keep You in His Grace,
|Our Babies enjoying a day at the Zoo, hard to believe|
Benjamin is actually shorter than Victoria here.
|Victoria teaching Samuel the|
fine art of singing.
|Again, one of my favorites. Joshua and Benjamin on|
Ben's Kindergarden Graduation. They are so happy here!
|Serene moment...Victoria, Ben and I working on School|
while baby Samuel naps at our feet.