Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 120

written 7/29/2012
1. On my way home with Zach, Hannah and baby Sam
2. Went to Christ Church Spokane in the morning, visited with Hannah's Great Uncle & Aunt, and then headed home.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 119

written 7/29/2012
1. Going to the chapel...
2. Rebekah and her hairdresser
3. At the park taking pictures
4. Yours truely
5. After the wedding - Cake! And a pretty one at that.
6. The view from the bridal party table
7. Dancing!
8. Thankful for a day that I was well enough to enjoy... still shaky, but it was fun!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 118

written 7/29/2012
1. A bouquet decorating the sanctuary
2. Rehearsal with Rebekah and Cal
3. Little Sam L. (His Mom, Hannah was doing the flowers)
4. Thankful that I made it to the rehearsal, but then came home right away afterwards.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 116 &117

written on 7/29/2012 (catching up, finally!)

1. View out my bedroom window
2. Almost all I ate for two days
3. Sick, oh so very sick. Came down with a nasty long lasting fever and other various ailments. All of my various wedding duties got shifted to other people (thanks to everyone) and I was left to lie in bed for two days and wonder if I was going to make it to the wedding! Blech.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day 113

1. Strawberry lemonade, reading (Sanctuary for the Soul, Road from the West, Not So Big Solutions for your House) and and sunshine!
2. What else? Church, enjoying the sun, enjoying the heat, and steak with shishkabobs barbecued by the amazing Nancy.

Today was a momentous day in a small way. I don't talk about it a lot on here, but one of the results of my concussion a year ago was that my eyes went seriously out of whack. For instance, when I looked up and down, one eye looked straight up and down (correctly) and the other eye went diagonally! Just crazy... even the functional neurologist said "Well, that's unusual!" When I found out what was going on, I was rather relieved! That was why I couldn't read without my eyes hurting, or shoot baskets or catch things, and why I kept banging into things... So anyways.... My eyes have been dramatically improving over the last couple of weeks thanks to several things... and today, this afternoon, I actually read naturally. For the first time in over a year, I didn't have to think about it or push my eyes to the point of exhaustion.  I am so incredibly thankful. I miss books so much.

Day 112

1. Bridal shower for Rebekah... amazing food and a lovely time. 
2. Christ church.
3. Rebekah, Donna (her mom) and I planning out wedding decorations
4. Quiet and still... all ready for Sunday worship
5. A clever map
6. A well earned Mojito

Quote: A happy and rejoicing spirit

Unhappy spirit, cast down under thy sins, multitudes of sins, years of sins! - heavily burdened as thou art, and pierced through with sorrows, thou mayest look to God, and hope, for "HE delighteth in mercy." His mercy can make thee a clean and beautiful, a happy and rejoicing spirit. God will be "delighted" to make thee "equal to the angels." so humble, so loving is thy God, and so earnestly does He long to bless thee, that behold, He stands at thy door and knocks.                                   from Joy and Strength Selected by Mary Wilder Tileston

Friday, April 20, 2012

Day 111

1. We were admiring a Lotus while Andy drove me to the airport. sweeeeet.
2. Portland Airport Art exhibits - I always enjoy seeing what they have
3. And being amused by it...
4. Brunch with Rebekah & Christa (one of the other bridesmaids)
5. Shopping downtown Spokane. Love all the "bridges"...
6. What else- Flying to Spokane, Miscellaneous shops/shopping, Sorting out wedding to-do lists

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 110

1. Visiting an awesome fish store - Loved this aquarium, it was like a work of art
2. A fish that had a maze on its side!
3. Andrew being bored at Sears, lol!
4. What else? Errands and more errands, packing to leave for Spokane tomorrow!

Day 109

1. Hannah's pretty rununculas
2. And her awesome bunting (no it's not hanging sideways, my photo is sideways)
3. Bridesmaid dress detail
4. What else? Visiting with Hannah W., and weeding together :), finishing tailoring my bridesmaid dress, weeding with Hannah, buying a new watch (Silly, but I really needed one and finally did it... basically my perfect watch appeared once in an ad in the WSJ and since I can't afford that, I don't feel like buying anything less... which is stupid.), setting up more portable electric fencing for the sheep that are grazing in the orchard.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 108

1. The calves chilling out...
2. An amazing almond, ginger, peach muffin from a coffee shop (one awesome place!)
3. Drinking my "fancy" hot chocolate during bible study at the coffee shop
4. Walking by the Murray's old home (near the coffee shop)
5. Kitty in the window!
6. What else- Mostly bible study, the Ayers over for dinner and to feed the calves

Monday, April 16, 2012

Day 107

Discovered a Belgian block road in Portland today :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 103

1. Feeding the calves twice a day. 
2. Doing homeschooling in style
3. Mom's shoes and socks perfectly match the clinic's floor.
4. What else - Mom's Discogram  :(   & CTscan 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Day 104

1. Voodoo donuts! Jacob & I out on a early birthday date. 
2. An amazing looking hoe at The Urban Farm Store
3. Bob's Red Mill
4. Cinnamon Raisin Bread
5. What else? Woodcrafters to pick up a new router base, buying asparagus, serging some farm sweat pants to wear outside (those silly calves like to slobber all over when you feed them!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 102

1. Bottle feeding Moe (on the left) and Curly (on the right) at 8am this morning
2. Moe waiting for Jacob to feed him
3. Finally got new contacts! Yay. I can see my eyes again. :)
4. Hanging out with Kate in Canby. We've just finished our chocolates from Ladybug Chocolates.
5. Putting up fencing in the orchard for a few of the sheep. 
6. What else - getting treated to lunch at Kate's house, moving the rest of the sheep to new pasture & feeding minerals, visiting with our neighbor Nancy this evening who came over to see and feed the calves.