Tuesday, February 27, 2018

August's dedication

We'd pretty much been wanting to dedicate August since he's been born, but were in the throes of church hunting. We have been going to our current church pretty much since he's been 2 months old. I wouldn't say it's perfect, but we like the sermons, worship, we just wish there were more opportunities for connection. Anyway, we decided that we should just go for it. We believe in infant dedication, which is a public declaration that we trust our child to the Lord and are committing to raise him to know the Lord and asking for friends/family/church support and accountability. Our biggest prayer for August is that one day he makes his own decision to accept Jesus as his own Lord and Savior and will choose to be baptized to publicly recognize that commitment.
We chose this verse for him:
But you must honor the Lord. You must always serve him with all your heart. Remember the wonderful things he did for you! 1 Samuel 12:24 International Children’s Bible (ICB)
Our families and friends came to be there with us.
Afterwards everyone came over for my Mexican fiesta meal, and mom's delicious oatmeal cake she made for the occasion. Everything was very tasty and it was nice to have our friends company and support :)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

life lately

I can't remember if I blogged about it or not, but my Grandma died January 3rd. She had dementia the last 4-5 years, so in a way she's been "gone" for awhile, but now she is really gone. She was a wonderful woman who loved God and loved her family so much. Many a prayer and rosary I know she said for me as I lived with them on and off for 10 years as I went to college. Her funeral was beautiful and 36 out of 39 of her grandkids were able to come, and so many more great-grandbabies now, it was nice to see everyone. Including my own brother and sister who were able to make it. There was a brief window even where it was just me, Joel, and Elizabeth with no spouses and no kids, and it was nice to be 'just us' again for a bit.
January was a busy month for us.
Fell in love with this property, but coming to the realization it is very expensive to build, even a smaller house! So sadly this won't be happening for us this year. I even cried about it a little bit, it was a nice daydream.
However, staying in our home with it's affordable mortgage allows me to keep working part-time, and I do appreciate being able to be home this this little guy.
Who learned to walk in January!
peek a boo!
I've been doing an externship in the ER for my last class of my BSN and so August has had some extra babysitting days. This includes being dropped off at a friend's house and being essential boy #4 over there
My friend sent me this picture of her son's arm around August. Awwww!
And August turned 15 months, we had a check in with a growth specialist because he had fallen off the growth chart, and had some abnormal labs, but praise God everything is back within normal limits and the doctor said August is probably "just a late bloomer", that is a-ok!
I'm not very happy at my job lately, still understaffed and cycling through my patients feeling like I just toss their meds at them and run on to the next, no intrapersonal development at all, and I don't like that. So starting to look at some other options, we'll see, not seeing a lot out there.
Otherwise, life is feeling busy with school and everyday life, looking forward to spring and at least being done with school!