Life seems to be flying by these days and I feel like each day runs into the next.  So you'll have to excuse all my photos but its my little way to remind me of life... the good, the great and the not so great. (as you'll see)

Our oldest and her fiancé had their engagement photos taken last week in Austria!  The love is so evident it makes me sooooo happy!

Our oldest and her fiancé had their engagement photos taken last week in Austria!  The love is so evident it makes me sooooo happy!

Miss them SO much... but I know they are having a great time serving the Lord in Austria together and I know Dany's family is taking good care of our girl!

Miss them SO much... but I know they are having a great time serving the Lord in Austria together and I know Dany's family is taking good care of our girl!

We went to a wedding last weekend and it was quite surreal to think that WE are going to be the parents of a bride this year!  WOW... where did the time go?

We went to a wedding last weekend and it was quite surreal to think that WE are going to be the parents of a bride this year!  WOW... where did the time go?

I have no idea where 26+ years went?  At this wedding we were dancing with all the married couples and they had each couple sit down if they had been married only 1 year, then 5,10,15...etc.  We lasted with only 2 other (much older :) couples for 25+ years!  So blessed to be in love with this man and I want to be the oldest couple on the dance floor with him some day... <3

I have no idea where 26+ years went?  At this wedding we were dancing with all the married couples and they had each couple sit down if they had been married only 1 year, then 5,10,15...etc.  We lasted with only 2 other (much older :) couples for 25+ years!  So blessed to be in love with this man and I want to be the oldest couple on the dance floor with him some day... <3

I felt like I was in Italy all weekend...

I felt like I was in Italy all weekend...

It was a Great Gatsby themed wedding!

It was a Great Gatsby themed wedding!

The cute couple!

The cute couple!

Yes we're dorks... but we're ok with it.  :P

Yes we're dorks... but we're ok with it.  :P

After church on Sunday we went to a wine pick up party at Alex's vineyard.  Each time Alex has wine and cheese and lots of food in his beautiful vineyard and then you pick up your quarterly shipment of wine and olive oil.  It's a great day and a fun time to visit with people!

After church on Sunday we went to a wine pick up party at Alex's vineyard.  Each time Alex has wine and cheese and lots of food in his beautiful vineyard and then you pick up your quarterly shipment of wine and olive oil.  It's a great day and a fun time to visit with people!

Now it REALLY feels like we are in Italy!  I may have to come hang out and Charity and Alex's house when I'm missing Italy...

Now it REALLY feels like we are in Italy!  I may have to come hang out and Charity and Alex's house when I'm missing Italy...

Alex in his wine cave...

Pretty much wanted to take this home with me.  <3  I've always wanted a vintage Ford truck but this will do just fine...

Pretty much wanted to take this home with me.  <3  I've always wanted a vintage Ford truck but this will do just fine...

Brought this girl with us too...  She loves Italy just as much as I do and Alex and Angelo loved seeing her too.  It's so great to have friends here in town that are from Italy and bring a little of it with them.  Maybe I love Italy so much because they have such a love for life and family...  And they invite you into their homes and want to get to know you.  

Brought this girl with us too...  She loves Italy just as much as I do and Alex and Angelo loved seeing her too.  It's so great to have friends here in town that are from Italy and bring a little of it with them.  Maybe I love Italy so much because they have such a love for life and family...  And they invite you into their homes and want to get to know you.  

Then THIS happened... So proud of the littlest!  She competed in a talent show at school for the first time!  She's wanted to do this for years and you have to give her props for doing this in MIDDLE SCHOOL for the first time...  Way to go girl!  She sang the theme some from the movie "God's Not Dead" and she rocked it!

Then THIS happened... So proud of the littlest!  She competed in a talent show at school for the first time!  She's wanted to do this for years and you have to give her props for doing this in MIDDLE SCHOOL for the first time...  Way to go girl!  She sang the theme some from the movie "God's Not Dead" and she rocked it!

Friday night was the girls Powder Puff Football game.  It started off great and we were having a great time.  They played two games and then Lance and Isabella were getting tired and wanted to go home.  So we left to go home but we had heard they were playing two more games.  I decided to just drop them off and come back, even though I kinda wanted to stay home too.  But I guess that's sometimes how the Lord works.  Because as I was pulling back into the parking lot of school I got a call from Rebecca's friend that she got hurt and needed to go the hospital right away! (not a call you want to get) I ran to the field and one of the HS football coaches was helping her get up and walk but you could tell she was in so much pain and her shoulder was way out of whack.  He said it could be a combination of things... a broken collar bone and her shoulder out of socket.

Friday night was the girls Powder Puff Football game.  It started off great and we were having a great time.  They played two games and then Lance and Isabella were getting tired and wanted to go home.  So we left to go home but we had heard they were playing two more games.  I decided to just drop them off and come back, even though I kinda wanted to stay home too.  But I guess that's sometimes how the Lord works.  Because as I was pulling back into the parking lot of school I got a call from Rebecca's friend that she got hurt and needed to go the hospital right away! (not a call you want to get) I ran to the field and one of the HS football coaches was helping her get up and walk but you could tell she was in so much pain and her shoulder was way out of whack.  He said it could be a combination of things... a broken collar bone and her shoulder out of socket.

So we got her to the hospital and they got her back right away, even though the waiting room was full!  It was a bit scary because they were worried about her neck and possible spine injuries. Lance met us there and we just kept praying over her and after all the tests they realized her collar bone and spine where ok and it was just her shoulder out of socket in a very strange way.  It took several attempts and a long time but it finally went back in.  Her knee and neck also got bunged up and she's in a lot of pain, but we are so thankful it wasn't worse! 

So we got her to the hospital and they got her back right away, even though the waiting room was full!  It was a bit scary because they were worried about her neck and possible spine injuries. Lance met us there and we just kept praying over her and after all the tests they realized her collar bone and spine where ok and it was just her shoulder out of socket in a very strange way.  It took several attempts and a long time but it finally went back in.  Her knee and neck also got bunged up and she's in a lot of pain, but we are so thankful it wasn't worse! 

Me and my momma today.  We are so glad she has moved from the OC to our area so we can be closer!  It's so great to have her near us and to go to the same church with her!  

Me and my momma today.  We are so glad she has moved from the OC to our area so we can be closer!  It's so great to have her near us and to go to the same church with her!  

Today we got Rebecca out of the house for church and lunch with the family.  She's in worse pain today then yesterday but she was a trooper and we were able to celebrate Mother's Day with everyone in the OC.

Today we got Rebecca out of the house for church and lunch with the family.  She's in worse pain today then yesterday but she was a trooper and we were able to celebrate Mother's Day with everyone in the OC.

And I'll end my week in photos with this guy... just love him. <3   Hope your Mother's Day was great and you have a blessed week ahead!   Hugs, Laura

And I'll end my week in photos with this guy... just love him. <3

 

Hope your Mother's Day was great and you have a blessed week ahead!

 

Hugs,

Laura

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