Just the fact that I am taking the time to post, even briefly is amazing! I have so much to share and so much that I want to remember, but......I cannot run faster than I have strength and this pregnancy is really taking it out of me. I am unable to do many things that I have to just put on a "someday" list and try my hardest to forget about them. Not easy for my personality, but I am doing better (of necessity).
Today, though, I had a great time. V and I drove over to visit my dear, dear friend that moved just over a year ago. I am lucky in that we get to talk frequently and that we still see each other a few times each year. Iit is always a treat to be able to be together. I love her and respect her and just getting to visit was such a blessing to me. Her kids adored V and just loved her so much. It was wonderful to watch. I cannot express enough how grateful I am that I went. I am grateful that CK is always supportive and encouraging. Such a blessing. He helps me want to do things like this. I am grateful.
It is kind of an odd week. We had to say goodbye to A on Saturday, as she went back to her other home. We also had to say goodbye to K, C, and J as they are on vacation with their dad for an entire week! It is just V and CK and I. Very quiet and very different than having all five kids running around. I miss all four of them. XDH has never taken his three for this long. I am grateful that he is choosing to take time off work and make these memories with them. I will be sooooooooooooooo ready to have them home and ready for them to be back, but, for now, I am grateful they can bond with Dad.
I just barely downloaded all 350-ish pictures from our Colorado, Utah, and Idaho summer trip, as well as all the rest of our summer activities. -sigh- I have a lot to catch up on. One day at a time. One day at a time.