We will start with last friday night. Adam and I joined a Bible study at our church. First time we have ever done that before and it's going good! Where are three couples in the study (the leaders Kevin and Linda, us and Bill and Bonnie) and it's nice, I like it. Anyways, as we are in the middle of Bible study I start getting text messages from my friend Nicolle. Nicolle is pregnant and due on May 31st. I just went to her shower a couple weeks ago:
So I'm realizing she is going to the hospital and am totally not paying attention to Bible study. I tell her where I am and what I'm doing, she says they are still driving (from La Quinta to Fallbrook, that crazy woman!) so I tell her to call if she can't get a hold of anyone to watch Olivia (Olivia is her two year old you see in the pictures above) and I honestly thought she would find someone. The Bible study prayed for Nicolle and the baby and we went on. After Bible study Adam and I stop at White Lime and spend a big $4 on soft serve! As we are enjoying our frozen treat, Nicolle calls. No one can come get Olivia. So, we get in the car, praying Bennett will fall asleep and we are off to Fallbrook Hospital!
I get Olivia and her things and leave the Hospital about 10pm - Nicolle has the baby at 11:09pm!! She was chit chatting and talking through contractions when I left. That woman is blessed from the Lord! I was shocked! Anyways, we had a long night, poor Olivia kept crying for her daddy but lucky for me, Nicolle had said that she likes her back rubbed and to sing Jesus loves me. I had to do that for over an hour (from 3-4 am) but it worked, and we all ended up getting a little sleep.
Adam was up and out of the house at 7am to go work saturday school (Yay for $75!) so I was single mom with a one year old and a two year old! Apart from one closing the bedroom door in some fingers there was really no big issue, they got along really well!
After breakfast I dropped Bennett off at my mom's and headed back to Fallbrook with Olivia. I arrived at 10am. (Twice in 12 hours - I've never been to Fallbrook twice in 12 hours!) Anyways, we got to meet Ezra Daniel and hug and snuggle his sweet little 7 lb, 18 inch self!
Congratulations Abe and Nicolle and Olivia!
Upon returning to pick up Bennett I got to spend a few minutes seeing my Aunt Maggie and my cousins Ellie and Jake! Jake is just two months old so this was the first time I got to see him. I must say, he's beautiful! Such a sweet little face! Anyways, we were all in a hurry, Maggie and the kids were leaving and I had to get back home to get to my next thing, a baby shower, so we snapped this "cousin" picture quick and all headed out the door!
(Ellie 7, Bennett 15 months, Jake 2 months)
No pictures from the baby shower I went to. Bennett was kind of a terror! He took chips of peoples plates and then would throw a fit when I wouldn't give him more chips. He wanted the little bowls of Jelly Bellys that were EVERYWHERE and then to top it all off, he grabbed a big handful of carrot cake off the Grandma-to-be's plate and proceeded to throw another fit to get more cake! It was a lovely shower but I was ready to leave! BUT... I was really glad I got to be apart of celebrating Nicole and Baby Kate! (Yes, my two Nicole friends had a baby and a baby shower with in 16 hours of each other)
After a quick nap and a little dinner we were all together again and out the door to go to the 40th wedding anniversary vow renewal of our Pastor, Gary and his wife Marty. We love them. It was so nice and refreshing to hear health spoken out about marriage, there were perfectly honest about struggles but they were also perfectly transparent with how much they love each other now! I am so glad we went. Adam and I left hopeful and excited for our future together!
Aren't they just the cutest?!
Next morning, we were late to church! That never happens to us! We were both kind of surprised I think. We walked in as people were saying hello and snagged a seat right up front to hear one of our 3 Bishops, Bishop Matt, speak. He was great and it was really cool to hear his heart and think about the ways God uses people when they are out of there area of comfort. Really encouraging and challenging!
After church we had tickets for the Storm Game (Bennett's first ever baseball game) because my old boss, Lori, had a BBQ and tickets given to her for advertising at the stadium - rad! We had a great time, we were in the shade and had room for Bennett to run around and play, it was perfect!
I wanted to get a picture of our table, we were sitting with our good friends, the Fowlers. This random Storm employee was kind enough to climb up on the wall behind us and take this picture for us.
Then Judy Kentish took this more "normal" picture
Bennett continues to love playing with his dad's hat
He did that himself - we had a good laugh!Speaking of good laughs, Bennett has become so expressive lately and you can tell exactly what he is thinking when he does something new:
Great people to celebrate.
But holy moly we were tired!
But I think we are back among the living now :)