June 17, 2008

Summer Fun!

I just haven't been able to keep up much with the blog, as busy as we've been lately. Even now, I'm not going to write much, just post a few pics of some of the fun things we've done so far this summer (though it's not technically summer yet!).

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

Playing in the "founcans"


Penny said...

Ella is growing! :) Hope something can be done for your pain Jenny {hugs}

Angela Miller said...

It looks like you are enjoying your summer! We will be enjoying the FL sun in a few weeks (Orlando). I will keep you in my prayers that the pain will go away.