I will say that we had a wonderful Housewarming party over the weekend followed by Father's Day at our house. It was nice to fill our home with the love and laughter that we are so blessed to receive from family and friends.
As much as I love hosting parties, the big downside for me is the pain I am in after such events. The stress of getting the house ready and preparing food for so many people really takes a toll on my back. I picked a bad time to "play around" with my meds to try to get a better balance. If I take too much pain medication, I have stomach issues. If I don't take enough pain medication, I'm in constant pain. It's a vicious cycle that I wish would end. I am going to talk to the doc about trying something different. It is very difficult for me to think about keeping this up for the REST OF MY LIFE! As I've said before, I have good days and bad days so it's not always like this. I'm praying that God will either give me the strength and endurance to deal with the pain or that He will heal it completely. Obviously, I'm rooting for the latter. I hate to complain about it because I know that so many people have it so much worse than I do. Well, and compared with what Christ did for me, my sufferings are nothing! What was that about not writing much? Ok, on to the pictures...
Painting a picture of Mommy
Playing mini golf
Posing in the wagon