Friday, July 23, 2010

Summertime and A Prayer Request

Would you please pray for my sister-in-law? She has been battling cancer for a few years now. Last night she was admitted to the hospital with swelling in her abdomen. She was told it was a tumor and then later told it was fluid and it needed to be drained. Please pray the doctors will come to agreement on what is wrong and for the right course of treatment. Also pray that God will give her a complete healing! This is my oldest brother's wife. I have known her probably since I was 10 years old. They were married when I was 12. I have always loved her and she has been like a big sister to me. She is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet.


It is in the middle of the Summer and boy it is HOT! It has been mostly in the 90's for a few weeks now. This week it has been constantly in the 90's and now the heat index is supposed to be in the 100's. So what better place to be than the pool? Remember I shared with you that Micah won a family pass to the local pool in this post?  On Monday we finally made our way there and had a blast.

Did I mention that a family includes a Mom and a Dad and 3 kids? Yeah, that is just the beginning of our family. I am not going to complain though! I was able to put 4 kids on the pass with me, since Hubby will not be able to go very much if ever. We could buy a pass for each extra child for $25 per child, but we chose not to. I probably will be going with the 5 youngest mostly, so I will only have to pay for one. On Monday Rebekah had the day off, so she and Victoria tagged along. So, I did have to pay for 3 that day.

It is a wonderful place for the younger children because most of it is fairly shallow. Micah could walk around most of it by himself. There is a lot to do and keep you busy for quite a while. There is one place that is whirlpool. The 5 youngest spent a lot of time there. It was a bit crowded for me, so I sat in an area nearby watching them.

Anna and Sammy really enjoyed the slide. Anna tried both, but she preferred the curvy slide. Sammy stuck with the curvy slide the whole time.


Micah going down the smaller slide.



Anna making a splash!




Luke,Rebekah, Matthew, Micah

Victoria, Sammy, and Matthew waiting for the bucket to fall!

Still waiting!

SPLASH! Yes they are under there somewhere!

We ended up going back to the pool yesterday as well. This time I just had the 5 youngest. Some of us got a little sunburn yesterday even with using sunscreen, so we are taking a break today.

Summer will be over before we know it. Around here, school starts around August 11th. The pool will only be open on the weekends after that! Bummer!

Garden news:

Well, it is official! I have a knack for growing cucumbers! Anytime I have had a garden, I have not had a lot of success with much except cucumbers! I love cucumbers and so do many of my children, so we are happy with cucumbers. Maybe I should only plant cucumbers for now on.

I went out to the garden today and found these babies. I haven't checked in about 3 days, but I was so surprised to find these. The last time I checked, I only saw cucumbers just forming.

The rest of my garden is not doing so great! The corn is tiny and starting to grow tassels. Yeah, I don't think we will get much out of that! The tomatoes only sprouted and then died! The sunflowers did pretty well last year, but this year are still growing, but do not seem to be doing great. The lettuce is so-so, and the green onions are doing pretty well. I need to try something new next year or just maybe start a cucumber farm!




mommyx12 said...

I will pray for your dear "sister" and hope all will be well. Looks like a great water park with tons of fun.


Trennia said...

praying for your family.
Looks like the kids had fun!

Susan said...

Praying that you get some answers. Please keep us posted with any news on your sister in law.

Looks like you had a great time at the pool.

Our garden didn't take this year for some reason.

Mandy said...

Saying a prayer now that your sister-in-law will be healed quickly!

Looks like your family had such a blast at the pool too! How fun! :)

P.S. I'm probably super tardy on telling you this, but I love the new look of your blog! Very cute!!

Karin said...

That's a bummer about the family pass, but it still sounds like a great deal. I hope you have lots of hot, sunny days in the next few weeks to enjoy it!

Said a prayer just now for your family. I hope they find answers quickly to give you all a better peace of mind.