summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
family

Friday, May 5, 2017

joyful child....


Little Lydia...she is HILARIOUS. She can put the rings back on this Fisher-Price toy, over and over again, and usually in the right order. You ask her for the yellow one, and she chooses any random one, and says, "yewwo!". Her attention span is incredible. She spent so much time playing with all the losing Monopoly ticket game pieces from the grocery store (Camille is convinced we are going to win, but we just keep getting the same ones, never the final few for things like, "$200,00 Vacation House!")

Yesterday Jonathan went with Emily to buy food for an event Emily's company is catering this weekend, which will benefit the youth group. Margaret and Adrian both had the day off, so they came and took the younger kids for ice cream. Sonja stayed home (she had too much birthday the day before, I think), but she also had a dentist appointment. Both of us had cleanings. And surprise, the new thing at the dentist is taking a blood pressure reading at each visit...and mine was 131/83. Now, that's obviously not sky high, but for ME, it is. The reason I started on my original weight loss lifestyle was because it had been creeping up, 6 or 7 years ago. So a few years ago, I had it down nicely, running 117/70, or maybe 121/75 max. It was just one reading, and I am not terrified, but it indicates that I am in need of more change in lifestyle, again. I have been behaving on eating, day after day staying away from sugar and carbs, and have lost just a few pounds. But now I know I need to get serious about exercise again, too.

Miss Charlotte Claire is talking to me, so maybe I'll write later:)

2 comments:

Kara Keenan said...

We went to the dentist on Thursday. Ours does the blood pressure thing too- mine was 105/68, which is pretty normal for me. I'm glad they didn't take it post cleaning, because I need a filling and kid 2 needs two fillings. Hello $500 bill that I wasn't expecting.

Marilyn Reid said...

Must be that time of year....I'm going to the dentist next week....or the week after. I need a very old filling up the back taken out and redone 😫 Plus a clean. Thank goodness I have a dental plan!! Thanks to the company I used to work for. It doesn't cost me anything......pretty nice eh? AND today it's 29C🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 At last!! Little Lydia is such a doll. Don't you wish she would stay like that?? Gorgeous 💗

Marilyn from Canada