After my class at the chapel on Thursday, my partner who runs the program with me called with the news that her 2 year old was being admitted to the hospital. Long story, but the child has been sick off and on and answers are finally being found! That left her 14 month old without a place to go. So, of course, he came to me! What a sweet baby he was. He ended up spending the night with me as Mom and Dad were at the hospital with his sister.
I am too old to be doing the small baby thing again. I am so confident in the knowledge that I no longer have any type of baby fever whatsoever. None. No rise in my temperature at all. Three is perfect and my family is complete. Now, I shall VERY patiently await in laws and gran kids. I enjoy basking in the feeling of feeling the completeness in that area of my life.
Because that baby woke up every hour on the hour with the "WHERE AM I?" cry going on. Bless his heart. I was a zombie by the time I took him to the CDC (child development center) on base the next morning. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
During the day and into the evening Friday, our Navy returned to service the USS Georgia. Talk about fanfare and hoopla! It was understood that if you didn't need to be on base? Then don't go! Security was so tight, wildlife were being searched if they breached fences. Emily had to spend all day there as her hubby is now a proud member of the crew. Paige covered her home front with Noah so he wouldn't have to suffer...uh enjoy...all the speeches and dignitaries.
I had to get all gussied (that's Southern speak for "dressed up") up so that I could head to a special service down in JAX (Jacksonville, Florida) Friday evening. Carla's mom was visiting for the week and we were headed to a Christian women's seminar. I was ten kinds of nervous about driving the Hoe (uh...name for new vehicle?) down there with all the crazy drivers. With Carla as my co-pilot/navigator, all was well. We did some major teamwork and found our way where we needed to be.
Again, I'm endorsing someone by mentioning names. First off, God dropped in because 14,500 people were gathered in His name. Can I just say the Spirit is a mighty thing to encounter...but when that many people are doing some major praise and worship? All I can say is...whoa. Our speaker for the weekend (Yep, weekend because it was Friday night and Saturday morning) has got to be the most amazing speaker I've ever heard in person. Miss Beth Moore was the lady in charge and I thoroughly enjoyed her the entire time she was on stage. She is dynamite in a tiny package and when she had to take her shoes off to finish? I knew she was cool. I gotta admit, though, it made for an exhausting time as we tried to cram so much into a short amount of time.
We finished up our Saturday celebrating Jace's birthday over at Carla and John's house. There were the usual suspects involved. Emily, Jer, and Noah, us, and special guests included Carla's mom and her friend who were here visiting. It was warm enough here for a turn on the slip and slide before present opening time. A good time was had as we cheered Jace on to turning 5.
My writing is suffering this morning because I'm just dangit tired. Therefore, I find it fitting to share a picture or two or three to make up for my slackness. Now, that's fair, isn't it?
Last, but definately not least! Happy Birthday, Jace! With your wet hair from the slip and slide, action figure loving self!
All I gotta say is that I don't know if it's the new laptop or blogger today, but the picture part isn't working well and I had to bout lose my mind to get these things on here! ACK. I think I'm going to go play some mindless blackjack now.