Hi there! I feel likes it has been forever since I have blogged. These past two weeks have been a whirlwind!
Right after my last post I was preparing to get away for a weekend for some much needed quite time with the Lord and quite time with great friends. It was an amazing weekend. So much laughter, aha moments and of course lots of pranks! Here’s a picture of our snowman that was made Icy Bob is what we named him.
Upon returning home to my family we reaped the benefits of about 8 inches of snow. Out to my Mother in-laws for some sledding we went! She has some great hills.
The kids had a blast! Of course with our silly family, sometimes I think we are more childlike then our own children.
Speaking of being silly, my sister in-law makes up silly games to pass the time away with the kids, she is a lot like my late Father in-law when it comes to that. He had such a neat imagination, give the man very little and he would make so much from it. Well what do you do with a broken piece of elastic rope and a recliner? You turn it into a ride of course. Here is what happens at my mother in-laws house when she leaves, well not always sometimes when she is there too 🙂 The kids called it the “Whip It Ride”
You tie the big piece of elastic rope around an adults ankles and then another adult or two, my husband and his younger sister each grab and end and start spinning the chair around and around and around. You should have heard the kids laugh and my sister in-law scream! Too funny. Some of us just grow up slower than others but in this case I am sure that our kiddo’s appreciated it! I don’t know about my mother in-law…I think she laughed too once she saw the pictures 🙂 We do have a video of this adventure but I couldn’t get it too post if I can later I will certainly put it up 🙂
After returning home from this very fun filled, interesting afternoon I was just so tired, nothing a good nights rest in my own bed won’t fix. Well maybe?
The next day I woke up still not feeling 100% but I got back in a groove. Got the house back to semi order after being away all weekend and it was life as usual well not quite, some great things I learned from the retreat I brought into this new week. But as the next day came it all hit a wall! A very unexpected grumpy miserable guest came to visit, Mr. Flu! He not only visited with me but he stayed a while and hung out with my husband, agh!!! Needless to say as I write I am still not back to 100% but I am on the brighter side of things and I will gladly take that.
In between all that and now we celebrated our son’s 21st birthday.
Tyler came home from college for his birthday dinner. It was the same as last year. Lasagna, a yummy green salad, buttered bread and Tiramisu for his birthday cake featured here with his sister who may I say had an extra case of the giggles that afternoon.
I always let the kids request what they want for their birthday dinner and that is what we have and celebrate. This year was a milestone for Tyler 21 ah…I remember those days.
We were so fortunate he actually came home Saturday afternoon and stayed over till Sunday. He sister just loves when he is home. She misses him so much when he goes back to college. I don’t know how much he enjoyed our company being sick and all it doesn’t always make for the best company even the best of us can be extra grumpy, present company included!This is Tyler getting some gluten free mac and cheese with a little bit of Jenna on his shoulders 🙂
With the beginning of this week I am hopeful that things will make their way back to normal or maybe even better! This coming Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m. The Gluten Free Clan will be hosting a support group at Healthy Habits Natural Market. We will talk about living the gluten free life, products, recipes the ups and the downs of it all. I also hope we can share a lot of laughter! If you would like to join us just come on over, it would be wonderful to meet you!
The address is
Healthy Habits Natural Market
1120 Centre Turnpike, Orwigsburg, PA 17961 Phone is (570) 366-2620
Hope to see you there and as always I hope this post about our crazy sometimes very dysfunctional family made your day a little bit brighter!