Monday, July 11, 2016

It's July and Summer is Here!

How it can be July and that means we have a 1 year old next month?!  

Our summer has been pretty restful in some ways and unexpectedly intense and exhausting in others.  We battled sickness the entire month of June and had even more crazy medical events last week.

Doctors suspected a detached retina in Ryan last Tuesday after he had on onset of cloudy/blackening vision so we was hurried over to University Hospital where they determined he actually had retinal dialysis instead.  The docs over there performed some crazy painful laser surgery on his eye instead of going to the OR but it was an unexpected twist in our week and poor Ry's eye is still swollen.

Thankfully, we had a better week waiting for us as we attended a friend's wedding from Ryan's Ultimate Frisbee team on Thursday night where Gideon ate his weight in salmon and had black hands and feet from crawling all over the venue.

Also Matt and Katie are visiting from Rwanda!  They work in country with Jibu, a super legit non-profit working to provide clean drinking water and locally owned franchised businesses.  We are happy to have them in town to catch up in person rather than over a phone call 8,600 miles away.

We hosted a friend's get together for them Friday night and all our favorites showed up.  We stuffed our faces on pizza, salad, s'mores and enjoyed a really special night with good people!

I have more pictures to update with soon but here are a few for now:

Saddest boy!  I took away his precious white hanger to attempt a nice photo and total heartbreak ensued.  Have you ever seen such tragedy/sweetness in a bowtie before?

We fancied up for the wedding which was only a 15 minute drive from our house at Mount Vernon Country Club.  The view was epic.

The food was phenomenal!!  Prime rib, salmon, tons of delicious veggies, and an open bar.  They spoiled their guests.

A family shot--look at how handsome my boys are and how stunning that mountain view is!!

A backyard full of our favorite people?  With so many litles running around no one can keep up with them? Yes please!

Our friend Drew snapped a few photos of Gideon which make me laugh out loud.  He looks so grumpy and serious when in reality he just ate way too much pizza and crawled after his new friend Levi who is also 11 months...so the dude was having a sweet night!

That lip!!  How I adore this spunky, complex, thoughtful little red-headed boy.  Plus the good looking dude who's holding him :)

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
Jeremiah 32:17

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