The Prize Is In The Process
Roman celebrated his birthday. I can't believe he is double digits. We had a combined birthday with him and his cousin, Alex who turned 18. The family came over for snacks and brownie sundaes.
The weather has continued to be cold so outdoor activities have been at a minimum. We did sign Max up for swimming lessons and every Saturday morning we go to a local high school. He is loving it and I love watching him learn and become better at something. It's also a good thing to do to get out of the house on the weekend.
Roman went to a friend's birthday and there always seems to be a friend or cousin over at our house playing. Roman had 5 friends over one weekend for a birthday present. They all played loudly, had Nerf battles, battled games on the PS4, and had a big pancake dinner. I am so glad he has friends that he has become so close with.
I was called up for Jury Duty...the first time ever. I was kind of excited and was secretly hoping to be put on a big case. Well, after showing up on day 1, I was dismissed. I was a little disappointed but thankful to not have to drive to Downtown Albany and fighting the parking situation. My brother was sworn in as Town Judge. It was a great achievement for our family. We all went out for a big breakfast after wards.
Roman came down with the flu and thankfully did not get very many symptoms. We were all put on medicine right away and fingers crossed nothing comes our way again this year.
The boys are obviously excited about the New England Patriots making it to the Super Bowl. There were a couple of moments where there were some break downs but in the end it worked out. I keep telling them that one day there will be disappointment. God help me when that day comes.
Rick and I were able to get out one night on a date with some friends. We went to a comedy show and ate dinner. It was so good and just to get out and laugh was good for the soul.
Life is good...despite all the challenges we face. I can only look for the good in it all and each of these challenges will only make me stronger and build my faith.
So, until next time, I will just be sitting here waiting:)