Mar 16, 2007

Friday Fun!

I can't sleep, so I'm posting very late. Spring break has me completely off schedule. I am one of these people that on the surface seems fine with change and being flexible, but actually I need my routine or I go a little wacky.

Highlights for the week:
We spent Sunday evening and all day Monday in Victoria. It is always nice to stay at my in-laws who love our kids to pieces. They are never low on ice cream sundaes or hugs. Skip's mom made us fried chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, some kind of cold pea salad(delicious), and french bread for dinner Sunday. I love the chocolate/chocolate chip brownies my sister-in-law Angie made too. I slept in late as my mother-in-law made breakfast for the kids. We then went to see my precious baby niece and nephew who are 18 months old now. By the cute chubby cheeks and bellys, you would never guess they were in the hospital for a month premature. They are talking up a storm and love to take walks with my mom who keeps them three mornings a week. I took my mom and my other niece Stephanie(who's 19) out to lunch for their b-days. I had missed both of them so much and we laughed and giggled for two hours at Johnny Carinos. We shared a family portion of chicken parmigiana and ended with a very large slice of turtle cheesecake(my fav.)

I rented two fabulous movies this week. I hadn't seen Casino Royale and Skip had not seen The Holiday. Both movies are must see! Daniel Craig is phenomenal as James Bond. By far this is my favorite Bond movie. Skip loved The Holiday as much as I did the first time I saw it. It is a chick flick, but your man will think it is great too.

Tuesday night our family went out to the new church building to meet as a staff for a quick fellowship. I am amazed that Skip started working at Bay Area Fellowship nine years ago when there was only about 25 people and now we are running over 4,000 a weekend and about to have our Grand Opening in our new building on Easter. Only God could work this miracle! I am so humbled to be a witness to so many people come to know Christ and lives being changed. It is truly awesome to watch!

Wednesday we took Seth in for his follow up appt. with the gastroenterologist. All the tests came back and everything looks great! The doctor isn't sure what was going on with Seth and says that there isn't anything to worry about. His blood work was better than normal, and there was not any indication of malabsorbtion as we thought there may be in the stool tests. We have been more intentional with giving him a healthier diet, and I know God has blessed us through our faithfulness and prayers. Can we just stop and say, "Thank you Jesus." I was really scared here , here, here, and here. I think I am just going to have to live with the fact that Seth is going to be a thin boy. Everything is checking out medically okay, and I need to accept that. I will continue to give him my best care, and pray for his health daily, but also I need to turn my fears over to God. He loves Seth more than I could ever imagine.

The rest of the week has been filled with sleepovers, board games, snacking way too much(on my part), jumping on the trampoline, soccer in the backyard, and the list goes on. We didn't spend a dime this week (unless you count the blow up pool and gas to Victoria) and I feel it was a great spring break. Exhausting but fun none the less.

****About an hour ago, I read the best post yet from my favorite mentor of all. If you haven't put her in your favorites yet, you are missing out. She indicated that she is going to start writing more frequently so you better check her blog out. Liana, you are an absolute blessing to me and I can't wait for others to meet you too!****


Penless Thoughts said...

Sounds like ALL had a grand time. That is wonderful. Thanks so much for sending me over to Liana's site. WOW!!

momrn2 said...

It's hard to believe you are already on Spring break! Our's doesn't come for about 2 more weeks. Whew are we ready! Sounds like no one is bored yet on yours! :-)

Continuing to pray for your little guy (and all of you) as you continue to work through the process of diagnosing!

And thanks for the link! I will definately have to check her out!

Chappyswife said...

I am so thankful for the great results on your son. Sounds like you have been so busy having fun. Good stuff. Today is my oldest's last day since our Spring Break is next week. Have a great weekend!

Tiffany said...

You sound like you are having a blast. Can I come over? I had all my kids with me today and the weather is awesome. I have one swimming at a friends house, one sleeping and one washing the car. Now that is a spring break.

I'm like you I've got to have a routine. But it sounds like you are make some great memoires and having fun.

Robin said...

We watched Casino Royale last night. T had already seen it and I am not a huge Bond film fan. HOWEVER, Daniel Craig really puts all other Bonds to shame. Seriously, now I even kind of laugh when I think of Brosnan in the role!

Glad you had a great Spring Break. Ours officially started Friday! I suddenly hear a chorus of angels singing Hallelujah!

Barb said...

What a nice way to spend spring break. And I can't believe you went to Johnny Carino's and didn't order the jalapeno garlic tilapia! LOL Jalapenos aren't your thing, right? But really, everything on their menu is good. The turtle cheesecake sounds wonderful.

Julie said...

Hi Susie,
Nice to catch up with you, girl. You are one busy famiy. Your spring break sounds like it was wonderful and fun and relaxing all at once.

And I'm so glad to hear the awesome report on Seth. Praise God for taking care of your boy!

house full of love said...

Congratulations on your new church building. We entered our new building on Easter sunday last year. What a wonderful feeling it is to know that your church is growing because God has his wonderful hand on you all.

Linda said...

Y'all had a fun-filled Spring Break. I'm so glad to hear about Seth. That is truly an answer to prayer. Now we need to get that house sold. Keep praying!!