Hi friends! I’m sorry for being late to our coffee date again this month, I promise not to make this a habit though! I’m so glad to be having coffee with you.
If we were having coffee, I would share that the reason why I’m late to our coffee date this month is because we had a very scary start to our week. On Monday Tommy went out to ride his dirt bike, which is a normal occurrence around our home. It’s one of his favorite hobbies that doubles as a way to get in some exercise as well. Well on this particular day, he was out and was swarmed by bees and was stung many, many times. He came home and we knew he needed to get to the hospital asap because while he was not allergic to bee stings, his body definitely has a higher reaction to them. We left as quickly as possible but the ride there was very scary as his body started breaking out in hives and swelling up a lot. Thankfully we made it to the hospital in time and they were able to give him lots of medicine to counteract his body’s response to the bee stings. There was a little while though where I was very concerned that he wasn’t going to be okay. I’m just so thankful that he is okay. Something like this really makes you so thankful for the time that you get with your family. This is just a reminder to cherish them as much as possible, despite things not being perfect.
If we were having coffee, I would find it hard to move past this huge thing that has happened in our lives, just as I had a harder time in real life as well. But I would manage to because I would have to also remind you that today is sweet Melly’s first birthday! I would share about how excited I am that she is one and how thankful I am for her. I would share about how we are having just a small “party” with my side of the family (just my mom and brother) and then are planning on probably doing the same with Tommy’s side is about a week or so. I quickly ordered some cute decorations from Amazon yesterday and I would show you how the theme I went with is One Sweet Peach. I can’t wait to set everything up today and celebrate our sweet girl. I will be sure to share all of the details here soon!
If we were having coffee, I would likely share about a big life change that has happened recently as well. I would share how I am getting to essentially be the bookkeeper for the business that Tommy and his family owns. This was such an answer to prayer though because if you’ve been around here a while then you know that I have been trying to find a way to make money from home for so long now. I was very particular about the way that I wanted to do it though. I always wanted my family to stay priority and I wanted to be able to take off whenever I needed to. This has been a challenge so being able to work for our family business and make some money is such a dream. I was able to set up a little “office” in the corner of our bedroom that I will also try to share soon too. I feel so grateful that I get to do this!
If we were having coffee, I would apologize for talking your ear off. We’ve just had so much going on lately, it would be hard not to share it all. I would of course want to hear what is going on with you as well and am hoping that you’re doing well. Did you start school with your kids yet? We started up homeschool, technically three weeks ago now, which is very surprising for me to realize. We started sooner than I was planning because Shane was begging me to start again. I’ve changed my view of homeschool this year a little bit to being a lot more relaxed than I previously thought it was going to be. We are still taking things seriously of course but I’m just not focusing on it quite as much as I was thinking I would. I realized that I am just thankful for this time to be able to do that because I know as the kids get older, things will have to be more serious and take up more time. So for now we are enjoying this season of homeschool and trying to make the most of the rest of the time we have together as a family.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for being here for this long. I would let you know that I always enjoy showing up here, even when I’m unsure if it’s worth spending my time writing on this blog anymore. I really enjoy having a place to share what’s going on in our lives. Please let me know what’s going on in your life, if you feel like you want to share. I would love to hear. Thanks again for being here. 🙂