My Aunt Carol was in town last week from Tennessee! It was fun having her here!
My mom, Katie and my aunt.
My mom made that cute scarf for my aunt and I got one too! I was glad it got cold again this week, so I can wear it!
My parents have a guest bathroom that faces the back of the house. My dad used to have a shed blocking the window. My mom has been asking him for years to move it, because they back up to acreage and the view reminded her of her uncle's farm. So he moved it, since Aunt Carol was going to be here, and told her to check out the view. She opened the blinds and this is what she saw:
He's a crafty little thing. I have no doubt he stayed up all night and worked on that!
On Saturday, I mailed the giveaway package to the lucky winner, Autumn! These are her custom note cards that my friend Catherine made. She has lots of styles. You should check them out. And she does about a million other things too!
Now for the miracle story!
We took these pictures this weekend for my sister in law, Lisa, and my nephew, Jeddy.
Katie owed them a big Thank You for saving her life!
Marcus took Katie to his brother's house on Thursday afternoon.(I am just now telling the story, because it has taken me a few days to process everything and not cry!) He lives on 5 acres, so Katie LOVES to go there and play. She was with Marcus and his brother, then went with Jeddy, then went with Lisa, and then kept bouncing around between people. Marcus kept tabs on her and made sure someone had her. But at one point NO ONE had her!
Lisa said, "Where's Katie?"
and they all started looking! It's 5 acres! There's a pond, a pool a barn and a giant garage, plus a million other places to go! Jeddy said he felt the Holy Spirit tell him to look in the pool! (you know that voice in your head that tells you stuff?!) Sure enough, he saw the top of her head in the pool! He yelled, "She's in the pool!" and he and Lisa both ran and jumped in and got her! Thank you God! Lisa said Katie took a big breath when she pulled her out. So thankfully, Katie was holding her breath. She didn't cough up any water at all! It's a miracle. I know stories like that end in tragedy all the time. We are so thankful God protected her and that Jeddy followed his instincts. Katie has been kissed and hugged a million times since then!
When Marcus and Katie were pulling out of the garage to go to their house, I prayed, God please protect them. I am so glad I did, and I am so glad HE did!
Katie and her hero, Jeddy! He is so sweet to her!
We were back and David and Lisa's yesterday for our Sunday Lunch. She had everything decorated so cute!
Lisa and Jeddy:
Lunch was great and nobody went swimming!
Swimming lessons are #1 on our TO DO list this summer!
Today we went to the Library, FOR THE FIRST TIME!
They have a toddler story time and Katie loved it. Her BFFs were there too!
Charis and Katie happened to both have on leopard legs and boots!
We just checked out some movies instead of books. I feel too afraid that a book might get ruined or lost! And I don't feel like I would do good in library jail.
Here's our line up:
Katie has been in Love with Little Einsteins lately. And since she has a lisp it's really cute when she says Little Einsteins too! Little Bear is always fun and I have a thing for Snoopy, so I picked that one out!
Movies are nice and safe, and you can't drown in them!
We are looking forward to Valentine's Day, are you?