The last few weeks have been incredibly full, but wonderful! I thought that once the schoolyear was over that I would have some relaxation time in June. That didn't quite happen though! I was lucky enough to get a job as a instructional specialist during summer school. It was a great job to have for 3 1/2 weeks--I got to work with more groups of kids and had a lot of fun! It ended on Friday, and I really am glad to be done! My plan is to be at home full time now...planning and getting ready for Jonathan! (Watch for my next post for more info on our little guy, his new furniture, and some more updates!)
The last couple weeks of June we enjoyed having my parents in town. They are hoping to relocate to Texas by this fall, and were here working on details and looking for work. This would be such a huge move for them, after spending over 30 years in Fresno, where I grew up! They are really praying and trusting God to show them to the perfect jobs, the perfect home, at the perfect time. I know they are really excited about their first grandbaby, and we would love for them to be nearby! They were so helpful to us while they were here as well. I told them they were my little house-fairies!! Every day Justin and I came home to a delicious dinner cooked, laundry done, and even clothes ironed!! Thank you so much, mom and dad, for all your help during a busy time!! You can come stay anytime!! ;-)
We left on Tuesday for a great 4th of July trip in Colorado and Nebraska. Every year, Justin's extended family has a yummy barbeque and a huge firework show. The last time we were able to get there was in 2004, so it was definitely time for us to get back there! We were able to spend some quality time with his family and relax!! Justin even went out with the guys for a round of golf before the meal! Just what he needed! We were also blessed by his family with our very first baby shower for Jonathan! Since we don't get to see the whole family very often, they wanted to throw us a shower! What a great day! See below for pictures of our time in Nebraska.
Following are just some of the pictures of Ryley and Justin riding just about every ride in the park!!!
Ryley with Priscilla--the cutest little dog--just her size!!
Fun with Ryley--she was our present assistant!
What a wonderful week that we had in Colorado and Nebraska! There is just nothing like being with family, especially when it has been awhile in between visits. Thank you everyone for making out time so wonderful! We love you all and promise that we'll see you again soon!