Friday, July 16, 2010

Whew! What a Week!

Last Weekend

Brent played in a co-ed softball tournament in Craig on Friday night and all day Saturday. The boys came along on Friday night and Saturday morning. Then Wendi took them for the afternoon. They went with Wendi & Phil to the Summer Festival days in Hull. There was a parade and Karter said he saw FIVE tractors. (Wendi said it was more like 55, but who’s counting?).

Then Saturday evening we went to the fair grounds in Sioux Center. It was the start of the 2010 Sioux County Youth Fair. The fair has always been a big part of Brent’s summer. There are tons of pictures of Brent when he was younger receiving all kinds of ribbons and awards for whatever animal he was showing that very moment. I have a feeling that at least one of our boys will follow in their Daddy’s footsteps.

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He hasn’t quit talking about this since that night. In fact, this morning he was moving his bike and he said to me, “Mommy, that was almost like I was showing a sheep.”

They even gave the “old folks” a chance to get out there and see if they remembered how to show a lamb. It’s like riding a bike, or so Brent says.



After church, a quick lunch and a long nap, we headed out to Wendi & Phil’s to go swimming. There are no pictures, so you’ll just have to trust me when I say that the boys LOVED swimming.


After work we took the boys back to the fair. We walked through all the different buildings, checked out all the different animals and checked out the awards that 2 of our nieces accumulated during the day. (Way to go K and T!)


Karter got to go to the fair all day with his Daddy today. Let’s just say he was more than a little excited. They were there in time to watch K&T show sheep at 7:30. Brent said that all day Karter would run up to him and say, “My need to show you sumpin Daddy.” What a great day for the two of them. (Although Karter was a little worried about Brody going to Gretchen’s house alone.)

After work I met with a group of ladies. We’ve been working on something, but I’ll do a separate post about that sometime. Very exciting, though! Eli came over afterwards while Matt & Kristi went to the races at the fair. They played so nice and had a ton of fun riding bikes and watching Charlotte’s Web.


What? Did we have a free night? I must be missing something!


Brent had his 3 month check-up today. Praise God! We got great news again! Dr Wender explained that if he didn’t know any better, judging by the blood work you’d never guess there was anything wrong with Brent. In October Brent will have another bone marrow biopsy. These are more accurate and will show evidence of the Philadelphia chromosome in the blood. But we are getting closer and closer to remission!

Thank you God for touching Brent with your healing hand! You are an Almighty Father and deserve far more praise than we could ever give you!


YEAH! It’s Friday! Tonight we are going to relax! I’m making sweet corn and HOME MADE corn dogs for supper. I might do some laundry (no guarantees). We’re going to walk to the park and let the boys play. And we’re all going to sleep as long as possible in the morning.

I haven’t posted a picture of Brody for a while… He’s just too cute not to share…

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