Seventeen Years Down

Weekly Happenings: Today is our seventeenth wedding anniversary. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long! I think of all that has happened in the last seventeen years and I am struck with a wave of gratitude for Paul and for the amazing partner he’s been through it all. We went out for dinner yesterday and gave each other gifts. I got him an electric chainsaw and he got me a watch and some kitchen stuff (new mats and some new knives) as well as some flowers and chocolate. Other things that happened this week were dentist appointments for both me and Joseph and then we got to go meet Joseph’s second grade teacher. He should be all set to start school on Monday. 🙂 Oh, and we bought a new fridge. After the water stopped working in our current one, we tried a couple of different things to fix it without any success, so we’re going to move it into the garage to use as an extra fridge and freezer (since both of those still work). The new fridge is being delivered tomorrow!

The Weekly Weather: The heat has continued but we did have one surprise rainstorm move through on Thursday. I hope we get more of those, because it’s been pretty dry around here!

What Paul’s Been Up To: Work, as usual…he also cleared out the space in the garage where our current fridge will go, which was a big job. He needed to get rid of some extra things we’d been storing in there but no longer needed (luckily, by putting them at the curb, our neighbors or people driving by took them off our hands, just like we were hoping) and relocate some things that were in that corner.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: I’ve been making sure Joseph’s got what he needs for school and have been busy with piano students as usual. I also went to book club (yay!).

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He enjoyed meeting his teacher and seeing his new classroom. He is super-ready for Monday.

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She has been doing this cute thing at bedtime. She asks if she can kiss different parts of my face (head, eyes, nose, cheeks, ears). The only one I say “no” to is my mouth (because only Daddy kisses me there). I’m not sure if she’s being sweet or if she’s stalling, haha.

This Week in Pictures:

Wearing Grandpa’s hat (my mom sent it home with Paul as a work hat).
All ready for church and thinking she scored by getting hold of the water spray bottle (I made sure it was closed, first).
The face that’s usually behind the camera…
I got Abigail some more barrettes for her hair.
She loves wearing bows “just like Minnie Mouse”.
The kids got Snoopy books in their Happy Meals. Abigail then asked to watch Charlie Brown, so we started with one of my favorites (“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”).
All wrapped up after a bath…she was on her way to her room but got distracted by the show Joseph was watching.
Pop-up rainstorms usually mean beautiful sunsets.
Playing the NES Classic. He doesn’t get the chance often because Abigail usually gets all up in his business.
My pretty new watch. It’s a subtle nod to The Nightmare Before Christmas.
What better way to celebrate a wedding anniversary than by cleaning the church? 😉 At least it afforded us a nice backdrop for a family selfie (and yes, Abigail got to “push ‘da button”). 🙂
 

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