Well, today was supposed to be our BIG packing day for our Astoria trip. The phone rang and I knew in my heart that it was an overtime shift. I told myself that I needed to be supportive and tell Steve he could take it. He always asks me. So I told him it was fine and you could tell how excited he was. It is nice to have that 24 hours of overtime before you go on vacation. I know he will rest easy knowing he has it in the "bank".
So the only thing I could really do was pack the clothes and sleeping bags. The rest will have to wait.
Such is the life of a firefighter's wife...you have to go with the flow and be VERY flexible.
Dad called and asked if Josh could come out and ride Dundee (his big gentle horse). I said of course! We really want to keep him going so that he will continue to progress. He called me so excited and said that he had ran 3 times! Wow! He must really be getting his confidence built up. When we were at the beach with the horses I practically had to force him to ride behind me around the campground once and he was clinging to me for dear life! This is hard for me because I was riding big horses around age 3. I just can't figure out why he is so scared. I really want him to have some of the same experiences that I had growing up. I spent my entire childhood on the back of a horse, rounding up cows and barrel racing and such. It was so much fun!
Hey, while I was writing this, Andrew just pooped in the toilet! That is the first time in 3 days! We were regressing a little. Papa bribed him with a ride on the tractor while he's cutting hay. He was so excited, I think it has motivated him again. I just overheard him say, "I'm big,Marcus!" How cute is that?
They kids and I made an Carmel apple chex mix. It was really good, but really sweet. I made some caramel corn with the extra popcorn. Yum!
No soccer practice tonight so we are watching "Two Towers" right now. It's long, but good.
I'm going to start a book called "Passion and Purity" by Elizabeth Elliot. I've always wanted to read one of her books. I've heard her branded a radical, but I like to judge things for myself. I'll let you know how I like it.