I don’t really have anything to make a whole post out of, so I thought I’d go with bullet points to give a rundown of our week.
*Saturday we woke up to 4ish inches of snow. Wet, HEAVY snow. Snow that was great for building snowmen/snow-women. Snow that was not so great for shoveling. Well, scratch that; it was a pretty darn good full body workout. I should have some nice arm and back muscles by the end of winter if the weather keeps this up!
*Trenton had a new girl move into his class from out of state right before Christmas. We met her family after church one morning early in January, and Sunday evening we went over to their house for dinner. A five-course meal, y’all. Amazing! The family is super nice (another military family), and Trenton and the little girl are super sweet to each other. Trenton says that she is his girlfriend. And I heard that she writes him love notes!
*More snow fell Sunday night and into Monday, so there was no school on Monday. I came in from shoveling the drive and sidewalk to make lunch for the kids. My next door neighbor called, and told me that our neighbor diagonally across the street from us had passed away early that morning. She left behind a husband and six kids ranging in age from 5 to 16. She was diagnosed with Leukemia right before we moved here, was doing pretty well, but went in Sunday with difficulty breathing. She had pneumonia, and it was just too late. Trenton and Charlotte spent a lot of time in their backyard playing with the younger girls during the summer. One of the girls comes over to feed Bailey and let him out when we’re out of town. The older boy helps us with the yard. It is all just so heartbreaking. Please keep this family in your prayers.
*I had book club Wednesday night. Our book this month was Orphan Train. It was such an amazing book and made me interested in learning more about this part of American history. I really enjoyed reading it. Next month’s book is Molokai’i. I’m looking forward to reading it, and I really want to make a trip to the leper colony after hearing two of our members talk about their trips there. Apparently there are only about 9 lepers still alive, so it looks like Jarrod I need to plan a trip to Hawaii soon! Has anyone else read anything good lately? I’m always looking for a good read! Speaking of that, are you on Goodreads? If so, link up with me so I can see what you’re reading!
*I’m kind of a history nerd, so here’s another bullet on the subject. Did anyone else watch Sons of Liberty this week on the History Channel? Jarrod and I loved it and didn’t want it to be over! My brother is a way bigger history buff than me, and said that it wasn’t quite accurate (which I don’t doubt – it was made for TV), but I still enjoyed it. It’s been six years since I watched John Adams, but now I want to watch it again to compare the two mini-series.
*This week is Catholic Schools week. The kids have worn team gear, crazy hair, and crazy socks to school. They’ve had the whole school doing Zumba together, and each grade did an obstacle course. Parents came to school to eat with their kids. The teachers were treated to an appreciation brunch. There were two service projects that the kids participated in. I cannot be more happy with our decision to send Trenton and Charlotte to Catholic school. Not only are they excelling academically, they are growing socially, spiritually, and morally too. I have a feeling that this is going to be a very hard school to leave when that time comes.
*Evelyn doubled her tooth count this week. She went from three teeth to six teeth in a day! She’s still not sleeping through the night, but she is sleeping better since they’ve popped through. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a full night’s sleep soon! She has also started taking steps on her own without being prompted by us.
That’s been most of our week in a nutshell. We’re expecting more snow later this weekend. Pennsylvania, I love you, but I’m getting ready for spring. I’m not real fond of groundhogs (I love them about the same amount I love gophers!), but I’m hoping that Mr. Phil helps me out next week!