Friday, June 6, 2014

There are a lot of changes going on in our surrounding worlds. Sometimes it's overwhelming to think about but other times it is such a good reminder that nothing is permanent and it can be unhealthy to hold so tightly to earthly things. Here are some highlights, good and bad, from this past week:

1. On Tuesday night I got word that one of my closest friend's father suddenly passed away. It is devastating. This shouldn't happen to us yet. My heart is aching to be with her but there was no way to get me home for the weekend. I know he went to be with our Heavenly Father but there is so much sadness still on this side of eternity.

2. On a lighter, happier note, Brooks is growing up so fast. He is really showing his smarts - he seems to understand us more, dances, claps and plays the piano, he tries taking steps to walk, he imitates noises I make at him, and he screams oh-so-loud at night when he wants me. Some day I will sleep through the night again.

3. Michael and I celebrated our 7th Wedding Anniversary on Monday, June 2nd! We went to dinner last night just the two of us and it was glorious! Oh and Michael totally spoiled me and is giving me a trip to a spa out here. Fancy.

See? No kids in the car!

We had a lovely, precious time together and I ate more than I have in three years. I think having kids in a restaurant is better for my health.

4. We finally made it out to the Perot Museum and it is fantastic! Actually, so fantastic that we got a membership. Should have done that back in February, now we'll probably move in July. 

5. My parents put their house on the market this week in preparation for a total life change! It's exciting and scary and happy and sad all at the same time. I can write more on this later but I'm sure it will come out in other future posts as their life continues to change as well. 

A little over a week until my youngest sister flies out to visit us for a couple weeks! I simply cannot wait to have her company, share fun memories with her and have some help playing with the babies together.