Hey Guys! Wow it's been too long! I haven't been feeling well and I've also just been busy. Let's see....I have a lot to catch you up on! We've been taking lot of pics, especially today but my computers memory is full so I have to fix that before I can upload them. I hope everyone had a fun 4th!! We hung out at home today and Nana and Papa came over. Emily, Garrett and I went to the store this afternoon to get some snacks for today. Charlie and Sarah stayed the night at N's and P's last night and Sarah went again tonight. So we went to Raley's and bought a bunch of yummy food! Then we came home and cleaned the house and got all the snacks ready. Once they got here we all went swimming and the kids across the street came over and swam too. We played games in the pool and then they left and we ate. Yum! We had the yummiest cake ever. Chocolate pudding cake from Podesto's. Delish. I took a pic but I can't upload it to show you ! grrr makes me so mad! Wow...I'm going to hear fireworks alllll night huh! Okay..anyways..after dinner the kids swam til it got dark and then we did the sparklers. We realized we couldn't see the fireworks from our backyard like we thought we'd be able to so we rode out bikes down the street so we could see them. It wasn't as good as being at Lodi Lake but it was still awesome and so pretty. People all arounf our neighborhood had their own fireworks so after the big sky show we rode around and watched other people's. It was actually pretty cool! That's pretty much it for today..
The past couple days I've had a cold so I really didn't do much of anything. On saturday Charlie had his last T-Ball game so we went to that and he got a trophy. So cute. Pics will hopefully be up soon. Then I took the boys to Target to pick a toy. The night before they were having a hard time, missing mommy and daddy. Mostly Charlie..it's usually Garrett but this time Char was workin up the tears. It makes me sad and also wish that this process didn't take so long. They both picked out a car from the new movie Cars 2 (of course) and they repeated asked me to buy it. It just came out so it's gonna be a while before it come out on dvd but they don't get that. Garrett saw the wii game and was like, "cars dvd!!!" he's so funny. They had fun looking at all the toys at Target. Garrett calls it Targ. I love it!! I'm starting to call it that too :) Soo we came home and the boys played and then we took them outside to swim. I only had like 45 min before work so I swam a little and then laid in the sun for a while. When I came in to get ready for work I started not feeling well. That's when it all started. I must have sneezed like 238 times at work. No joke. It was so annoying, annnd I had to close so by the end of the night I was just miserable and came straight home, took a shower, took an allergy pill, ate my juice plus, and went to bed. I felt so much better the next morning! But we still skipped church which I was mad about because I really wanted some Jesus time! And worship time! I want to go to a concert soooon. Jesus Culture to be exact! :) Someday. I lazed around allll day Sunday. The kids swam outside so it was nice and quiet in the house! That was great. Im so thankful to have such a wonderful sister that helps me so much. Words can't describe how amazing she is or how much I adore her. She is my best friend. She's my everything! I would be lost with out her. I am sooo blessed to have her in my life. Alright, so, the kids came in after a while and I went to bible study with Kelly. I'm soo glad I have that to go to! I really need that in my life because I'm not in the bible like I need to be but it's something I am working on. I always feel good after my bible sesh with Kelly annnnd get this, no matter what kind of music I listen to on the way there, I ALWAYS listen to christian music on the way home. Every single time. But I need to be doing that anyways and not just because I had bible study so I'm on a Jesus high! I need to live my life for Him always and not just when it's convenient for me because I'll be honest with you, that's what I do. When it's convenient for me,I'll read in my bible. When I feel like it I will turn it to a Christian radio station. When I need something I'll pray or when I have some quiet time. But, being a Christ Follower isn't about me at all!!! It's all about Him. Alllll about bringing glory to God and honoring Him in allll we do! In the music we listen to and the words we speak and the things we watch and wear......everything.....funny thing is I know all of this. I just have a hard time doing it. I'll be right on for a few days..maybe even a week, praying every day/night, talking to God, reading His word. Then I'll slack off. So this is something I really need and want to work on! If you'd like to pray for me about this, please do! I know I kind of went off on a trail here but I'm glad I did and I just want to be transparent with you guys and tell you what's really on my mind and my heart. So here it is! Here I am. Take it or leave it. :)
Love you all.
Fireworks & sparklers, Ash