Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July and a Visit From Mimi

It was a very nice weekend this 4th of July holiday. We had a wonderful picnic with family and friends at my parents house. Makenna floated in the pool all day with the exception of the trips to the potty since she was swallowing a lot of water....LOL! I love those one piece floating bathing suits! My nephew was jumping in the pool all by himself and swimming under water. It is amazing to see the changes in the kids each summer. Their fears seem to go away and they get much more daring. My Uncle brought his amazing homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken with fresh pineapple....MMMMM! And of course my mom made her yearly 4th of July cheesecake. I tried a new beer for the first time. Normally beer is not for me. However I really enjoyed the Bud Light Lime. Very good! My Aunt brought her suitcase filled with fireworks for the kids. Makenna was very afraid of the sparklers because she is dealing with an issue of being afraid of fire right now. It is a long story....we know why she is afraid and we are dealing with it the best we can. If you had a chance to see the sunset that night, you know how amazing it was. It was a fuchsia pink and absolutely beautiful! I enjoyed my entire day off with my family.

Yesterday I enjoyed scrapbooking at my store with Diane. It was the first time I was able to scrapbook with that she is out of the closet...LOL! We watched the movie The Wedding Date. It is a very cute, funny, romantic movie. I could watch it over and over again. Last night my family went to Perkasie to watch the fireworks with my mother-in-law and Bob. Perkasie has wonderful fireworks! The kids highly enjoyed themselves. When we were leaving the Perkasie Park, Makenna started yelling, "Mimi Mimi!" She was pointing behind us. I asked her what she was looking at and she kept saying, "Mimi Mimi!" My sister-in-law asked Makenna where Mimi was and she kept pointing. I looked at my mom and said, "Mimi is here and obviously was enjoying the fireworks with us." My mom said something to the effect of, "Mimi would not miss these for the world." It was a good 10 minutes before Makenna finally stopped saying MIMI! I knew that she was letting us know that my grandmother was with us. I hugged Makenna tightly as she has no clue how she was helping us to know that Mimi was with us.

What I am thankful for today:
visits from Mimi
my health
time with family and friends
the sunflowers coming up in my front yard...they are HUGE!
the sunshine
the power of prayer
my parents pool
mom hosting 4th of July
She-She and her fireworks every year
another 4th of July with my Pappy
corn on the cob
fresh blueberries
mom's cheesecake
Uncle Gary's Sweet and Sour Chicken
Diane and Rudy allowing me to use their shop vac to clean out my car and their weed wacker this morning.
getting laundry done today
my day off this past Saturday
Nickleback concert this Saturday....WHOO HOO!
seeing Jamie's brother Michael this Sunday (coming home from Arizona for a visit!!)
my neighbor Diane for scrapbooking with me yesterday and being one of my bestest friends!
Shawn finally going to the doctor today...FINALLY!!!!!!
my kids
Knowing that every decision we make is the correct decision for us whether it feels right or wrong. It will get us to where we really want to be. ~ The Secret