Happy Birthday all around!

So this has definitely been the week of the birthday! First let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful husband. He is such an amazing Dad and we are so blessed to have him in our lives. Daniel’s mom and Aunt Anita also celebrated their birthdays this week, along with Dan’s cousin Christen. Happy Birthday all around.

I forgot to update last week so I am sure I will miss some of the stuff that has happened.

On Thursday I, very uncharacteristically, forgot that Savannah had her Echo cardiogram. Thank goodness for my Mother-in-law calling to remind me about it. We were only 30 minutes late, so they went ahead and did the test. Savannah did amazing during the test and everything cae back normal. We figured it would be (since I still have a slight murmur and Avery has one that is normal), but we wanted to be sure.

Today we are headed to Kelsay Farms to work at Elaine’s booth for her ceramics and Daniel is face painting (this weekend and in two weekends). Savannah really enjoys being outdoors, but hopefully we won’t freeze. It is pretty cold out there today. I am sure Savannah will get to pet the baby cows, go through the corn maze, and ride the hay ride and cow cars today! She is pretty excited.

Last Friday we went to a hot dog roast at Steve and Elaine’s. It was good to see family and Savannah rode her very first hay ride. We pretty much had to force her on it, but she did calm down before it started and even enjoyed it!

Last night we went to a surprise birthday party for Aunt Anita. Someone brought her, and Mom, a special gift for their birthday. When they opened the box they found a dead opossum. I don’t think anyone was really surprised (dead animals are a somewhat common gift). What did I get myself into?

We took Savannah to her very first movie theater movie the other day. We went and saw Cars 2 and she made it through most of the movie without being noisy. We made the mistake of going during both girls nap time so Avery ended up sleeping through most of it (after being a little noisy) and Savannah was grumpy towards the end. Thankfully, it was a Monday matinee so there were not too many people there to disturb.

We had a special custom necklace made for Daniel’s mom for her birthday. It was a basket cut into a quarter. I found the lady on Etsy (love it!) and designed it for her. It looks fantastic. I am always so impressed by how God has blessed people with such creativity.

The soybeans are out of the field that we are wanting to build in so we are one step closer to breaking ground on our new house. We have a zoning meeting on the 24th of this month. Pray that everything will work out and we will be granted the variance and division that we need to get started. We are so excited about starting a new chapter in our lives. It is hard to believe that we moved to Indianapolis almost a year ago (Oct. 31). Our lives have changed so much since then and God has blessed us this last year.

Avery is almost 9 months old and getting pretty close to walking. She still does not have any teeth yet, but she is an eating machine. She just gums her food to death!

Still no signs of Gus yet. We pray that he will come back to us, but if he doesn’t that he is being taken care of.

I think that is it for now!

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