Was anyone else as equally surprised it was the 4th of July this past week? We were looking forward to a day spent with family and not on house projects, which was exactly how it was spent. On Monday, Dan had his official first day in the office, which he had plenty to do! Dan left this past Friday for Jackson, Mississippi on a mission trip, so with that trip a few days later, that gave him some tangible things to work on. He was looking forward to getting to know the kids and more adults while on this trip, and thus far, that has been a success!
Meanwhile, Mazy and I are starting to get into a bit of a routine, which we both thrive off of. We have been incredibly blessed with wonderful weather, which means pool time! Unfortunately it has been an up and down process with the pool, as we can’t always get it to work. And of course now Dan is gone, but leave it to the woman to call the repair man! We hope to get it up and running again soon! That means we have more time to explore area parks, take walks, and venture out, which is always good too.
It still feels at times as if we are on a vacation, but we know that it will become more “real” as time goes on. We are blessed to have such a loving and caring church family here and couldn’t be more thankful for where God has led us. Again, a bit surreal to think that all of this has fallen into place, but it just shows that God can knock our socks off, can’t He? We had a WONDERFUL 4th of July, spent with family! What a blessing it has been to be able to see them more on a regular basis! At night we had Dan’s mom and dad and his brother’s family over for a pool party, fireworks, and what fun we had!
Here’s a glimpse at what our week looked like:
Mazy clearly enjoyed her blue frosting covered cupcake! Oh, and her hot dog bun…
Fireworks, well, they all got lit, but Mazy didn’t really view much of any of them. The sounds definitely had her on the other side of our house! Maybe next year…
Mazy was more than content to play with her cousins in the house!
We had a new furry friend come reside with us for a day! We would never have a cat in the house, but having one outside isn’t half bad. Mazy filled 3 sand pails with water for the cat and asked for food for it, so we gave it slice of bread. Hope it wasn’t a gluten-free cat! The next day it was gone, but as I type, I see it in our backyard once again. As long as it stays outside, this sweet cat can stay as long as she wants!
I think Mazy was trying to tell me something…she laid out this towel and said “cising,” meaning she was exercising!
One thing I couldn’t wait to do with Mazy was to take her to the farm. There are no pictures of her with the cows because she was quite scared of them, but she sure didn’t hesitate to feed them. Mazy loved being Grandpa’s little helper!
When Dan is gone, I am a project girl. I decided to try and paint our red back door (both sides). It took 5 coats, but was well worth it!
Mazy and her cheese!
When daddy is gone, we sure have a lot of fun together!
Another project was painting this cabinet that was also red inside, and the shelving. I ended up painting the inside with ceiling paint so this also wouldn’t take 5 coats. Now it only took 4.
I love my sweet Mazy with a pony tail! This time she even let me put a bow in too
My to-do list is long this week, so we will definitely keep busy while daddy is gone. Plus, I’m getting a surge in wanting to accomplish things, knowing that I will be laid up for awhile in the near future! I know that if I lay on our couch, with projects staring me in the face, it’s going to drive me crazy! With that said, I’d like to start another book list, so if you have any suggestions, please send them my way! I am a non-fiction reader, but am open to suggestions!