Where to begin...I always have SO much I want to blog about and then when I finally sit down to do it, I have no words to write. Life lately...well it's been tough, actually I have a hard time saying its been tough, cause really it's nothing to complain about. Life is good, really good. Challenging may be a better word. The girls had fall break a few weeks ago so we headed to Jalama Beach with some friends for a few days of beach camping. It was cold, windy, A LOT of work, but SO much fun. It's all worth it when you see how much fun your kids have! Before we went camping I started off with a cold for a few days. Taylor ended up getting it and it turned into a double ear infection. She actually played her soccer game totally sick and with a fever...parents of the year here...its good to burn off a fever right? :-/ Anyways, got her on some antibiotics and we were off to camp. I think the second morning into camping, Devan woke up with "the cough". Great. Her's ends up turning into pneumonia. Then Maverick and I end up getting sick and are still trying to get better. Of course when Danny heads back to work is when I spike a fever. I'm a pretty tough cookie. Most fire wives, or any wife whose husband is away a lot are kind of forced to be very independant and strong. So it takes a lot to break me or to get me to ask for help. Well, I broke. I texted Danny and said I.NEED.YOU. I had been taking care of sick kids for a week and half straight, I had been sick the last few days and then spiked a fever, I had dinner to make,make school lunches for the next day, soccer practice for Taylor, a puppy to take outside and watch pee every 15 minutes and a clingy, not feeling well one and a half year old that would not let me put him down. How was I supposed to do this all by myself? I teared a few times. I teared again after I found out that Danny wasn't going to be able to come home after all...oh, and he was working the next day too. Wonderful. That's when my MIL came to the rescue. She was able to come over that evening and pretty much tucked me in to bed and took care of the rest. The next day I felt like my fever went away, but here I am and I am still not 100% and Maverick has had a fever for the past 4 days. Oh, and then MIL came to the rescue again Saturday when we had a wedding reception to go to and she took care of kids and puppy! So thank you to all family and friends who helped out with kids and what not. Totally appreciate it!
Now back to the puppy. Some of you might be thinking that we already have 2 or 3 dogs so why would we get another one. Well to sum it up real quickly, our small dog Marley snuck out our back gate one night, and well lets just say the coyotes were out. :( That brought us down to 2. Well back a few months ago Savvy started getting crazy on Remi, long story short, Savvy kicked Remi's but for no reason, costing $200 in staples and stitches for Remi. Danny of course was not home when all of this happened and that was that. I don't put up with stuff like that. Savvy would be great for a one dog family. Unfortunately that was not the case and we've had Remi for 10 years, so Remi wins. So we enjoyed the single dog life for a few short months, until the opportunity arose for Danny to get a pretty expensive hunting dog for FREE. Remi's hunting days have pretty much come to an end, so it was time for the next. Anyways, her name is Nelli and she's pretty darn cute. She is NOT a chocolate lab although her and Remi look a lot alike. She's actually a Chesapeak Bay Retriever.
Life, although challenging lately, has been SO very good. I feel like there is SO much going on in the world today and even just in the lives of a lot of families around us. I have been feeling very blessed lately and not taking our home, jobs, health, and our family for granted. This is the most settled that we have ever been in the almost 10 years that we have been married and it feels so good. I'm gonna enjoy it while it lasts cause who knows what The Lord has in store. :) Oh and to give an update on baby Hannah from my last post, she came home shortly after and has been happy and halthy since! And check out that photo of the cutest baby niece you will ever see! That's my little Lennon June. Isn't she a cutie!? :)