Phew, what a busy few weeks that has been! I have been meaning to blog about what has been going on recently but I really haven't had much time other than to post some 'ones I prepared earlier', read and answer a few comments. So if you are interested here it is:
Meg And Granny
Me And Our Little Nephew Brian
Firstly as you will remember from this post, we had relatives over from the UK to stay with us. It was so great to see my aunt again, as I had not seen her in quite a few years! There were many late nights, with lots of talking, rib aching belly laughs and catching up. The day after they arrived we had a large family party, which in the end turned out to be a wonderful day, despite all the hiccups leading up to it! For the rest of the week they toured around attractions local to us here. I was so sad to see them leave, particularly my brother, whom I wished I'd have had more time to talk to. The week that they stayed really had flown over...but my aunt assures me, that she will be back as quickly as she can and will definitely stay for a longer period! Yippee!
My Mum And Me!
My Mother And Aunt
Another wonderful thing that we had happen, was that Brian had been able to purchase bikes for himself and Amy! Brians bike also has a childs seat mounted on the back of his bike so he can take Dylan along too! Dylan was none too happy at first having his photograph taken with his new helmet on! Amy has been cycling everywhere...they even go to feed/check the cows on them! What fun!
Dylan Reluctantly Posing In His Helmet!
You will probably have noticed that I there has been a lot of negative comments on my blog recently, as I had been featured on a 'snarking' website. My husband was worried about what people were writing about me. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a hateful person and it is upsetting for them that I was being individually targeted. My husband read through my recent blog posts and the comments that were left (some published, some not). We then discussed this and he felt that the people commenting were just trying to be mean and most didn't appear to have anything worthwhile to say, so he gave me permission to continue blogging! Thankfully the 'snarkers' seem to have gotten bored of me and moved on!
Meg And Me!
Wednesday evening, Brian and I went out for dinner at a beautiful French restaurant! We had intended to go for our fifth wedding anniversary just shortly after Meg was born...but I just didn't feel ready to leave her at that time so we postponed it! It was such a blessed time, I love spending quality time with my hubby! It is nice to reconnect, reaffirm and just plain love on each other! I think my favourite dish was my starter which was: flame grilled wood pigeon, with onion mash, pistachios and fig confit! Mmmmm! Thanks honey for spoiling me!
Happy Meg In Her Bouncer!
Our adorable Meg has also learnt to laugh! Normally either Dylan or Amy can get the heartiest belly chuckles from her! It is the sweetest sound! She is growing so big so fast! The older we get the more we realise how fast their childhoods slip by...so bittersweet.
On Thursday poor Dylan shut the car door on his fingers! Oh my, any mother will know, the sound of your child screaming is just the scariest thing in the world! Once I had dried hs tears and we had picked up Amy in town from her aunts, I drove us around to my fathers house and had him check that there were no broken bones (I can almost hear the frantic typing, "tut-tutting" his lack of medical attention! Ha!)...thankfully there doesn't appear to be any breakages, just a little bruising. I think he was a very lucky boy!
Dylans New Friend! (The Ladybird On His Arm!)
You may remember this post where I discussed some issues that we had come across, in the fellowship we had attended. Since we stopped attending the fellowship, we had been having 'homechurch' with our children and even though we were enjoying that, we knew that we needed to attend a church also. So we began looking again. Yesterday we went for our first visit to a Baptist church (yes we finally found one!) in the city next to us. It is a small church comprised mainly of two other families. There were lots of children in attendence. It was so refreshing to hear a pastor in Ireland preach salvation through faith in Jesus Christ only!
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Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!