Friday, July 16, 2010

4th of July!

We had a great 3rd and 4th of July.

Heath had to work Saturday night, the 3rd, so Ella and I had plans to go to dinner with my parents and then catch the fireworks at Southlake. Unfortunately, I came down with some crazy summer cold. It had me down for almost 7 days. I could barely talk, was coughing like crazy...the whole nine yards.

So we had to cancel on them.

But Heath got home earlier than expected from work and we decided to try to get to the fireworks last minute. I was feeling pretty crummy but really wanted to see fireworks with Ella this year.

So we packed a blanket and hurried off. We got to the fireworks location in perfect time and got some really great seats right across from where they were shooting them off.

Once the fireworks started though we realized maybe being close wasn't the best idea with a punkin. But she did well. Her hands never left her ears though.

After church Sunday, I had a little photo session with Ella.

Ella spent the evening of the 4th with my parents because our friends Shellie and Kelly asked us to go to the Rangers game with them. They had two extra tickets with really fabulous seats. We were so pumped. We had never been the Rangers game on the 4th.

These friends of ours are steps ahead of us in the fostering process and also going through Covenant Kids! So we have definitely formed a bond with them and I will be soliciting much help from them once I start filling out the novel of paperwork that they gave us at our first training the other night. Yikes!

Heath and I at the game. Still feeling crummy, but on meds.

Before the game, we did get to stop in for about an hour at Kristin's annual 4th of July party, which is always a lot of fun!

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Lolly said...

Oh Janelle, I just read your post about fostering and Covenant Kids and I am so excited for you! The paper work is overwhelming. I think there is more paperwork for fostering than for adoption. One of the families that I am a CASA for is from CK. They are precious. Their names are Greg and Kim in case you get to meet them. Wouldn't it be cool if I was a CASA for one of your foster children? Blessings to you!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So touched by your story....

Blog hopping tonight...Be sure and stop by ...I have a great giveaway this week...Have a great weekend.