Austin is having a blast going outside!!! He absolutely loves it outside, always has. And with the weather being so nice, he got his fill the past few days!!! Ashlyn and Austin spent a lot of time on the trampoline. They giggled and laughed as they jumped!
Spending time on the back porch was great this week too!!! The riding toys and bikes were out and played on. We really have Spring fever now and hope that Winter is over and Spring is here!!!
Mike and Sam did a photo shot on Monday at our house for their garden beds! These beds are made out of cedar wood and come in a kit form. You can buy these at Costco.com or on Yardcraft.com. They needed some photos for Costco, so they set up the beds on my front porch and front flower bed. They filled it with dirt and fresh flowers, herbs and grasses. It looks so pretty and I've gone outside every day this week to smell those lovely herbs. Sage, oregano, lemon thyme and rosemary. I'm pleased to know that these are all for me to keep now. And with the weather being so nice, they stayed outside all week. I'm afraid I'll have to bring them inside over the weekend but they will look great on my kitchen table until I can really plant them outside to stay and grow!!!
On Tuesday night, we went out to eat with these dear friends once again. We really missed JR and Linda! Cork and Cap has been the go to restaurant now for three years. We get a room all to ourselves and eat wonderful foods and have the best time ever!!! These friends go back years now. We used to all go to the same church. We've had dozens and dozens of church issues and discussions already with this group and now God has us spread out all over Lancaster County! We thrive were we are but that made us all go in different paths for Sunday morning worship. I miss not being with these people more but the moments we do plan nights out together, are highly our priority!!! We are super excited to have a weekend planned for the cabin with this crew in May!!!
A quick over view of our friends here. JR & Ruthie - they are busy at market running a restaurant and a furniture store in German town, MD. Ruthie's parents are in Mexico with Mike's parents right now. They have been such a huge blessing already going through this cancer journey with Dad Lapps. John & Martha Rose - They were last to arrive tonight because John closed a real estate. Baby Zion got to come along because she loves her momma the best. :)) Matt & Marlene - They kept Austin for us while we were on our Belize trip. They have been wonderful friends and we have yet to play some Settlers with them this winter. They are super excited to adopt a baby girl in April! They are amazing parents and this little baby will have a lovely family to live and share life with!!! Then it's us. Mike made the reservations for this fun night and we love nights out together! Dave & Suz - They just got back from living in Belize for three weeks. They are heavily involved in an investment down there where they are building Mahogany Village! It's so beautiful and we got to tour the whole project while we were in Belize a few weeks ago!!!
Yesterday afternoon, Ashlyn and I trimmed the roses out back. In our shorts and short sleeves shirts!!!
Today Austin had a routine doctor appointment. He is now 19 months and such a blast! He was on cloudy nine today at the doctors until he got pricked. It was only a few tears and he was good to go again. I love his stage right now and he is talking more and more! He weighs 21 pounds. Tall and lean. We are so blessed to have healthy kids!!!
When I got back from the doctors, I got a call from school saying that Ashlyn wasn't feeling well. So, I went to pick her up. She slept all afternoon but is feeling better tonight! Headache. I hope that's all is! I had sore throat yesterday and I just thought maybe it was from being barefoot in and out so much. There are still bugs and viruses going on this winter. We hope to be all in better health from here on out!!!
While Ashlyn and Austin slept, Hadassah and I enjoyed the sun together!!! It felt so good!!!
Tonight, Tony's kids are here. The girls have been playing none stop. The boys are making this whole ramp thing for Matthew's finger skateboards. It's been their entertainment for a long time now!!! I love when they get creative!!!
We will enjoy the warmer tempts tomorrow yet and then it's to get a bit colder again. We love weekends!!! Cheer's to another fun weekend ahead!
PS. Here's a little update on Dad Lapp. Things are just going slow but good in Mexico for Dad. They still have him on IV treatments and we were told that sometime over the weekend, Dad will have surgery to take out the mass of cancer in his pancreas. Please pray that the cancer is contained only in the pancreas and not spreading!!! The doctors gave a hopeful report for Dad. We are grateful for that!!! We know that God is in control and we are praying for complete healing.