Last year I found a cute raincoat for Tralee on clearance at Walmart. I think I got it for $7.00. It's so cute! Today was raining, so I thought it was the perfect time to break it in! Tralee was just happy to go outside. She loves going outside! She'll sit by the sliding door going into our backyard area and stare into the distance with a faraway look on her face. When Jim leaves for work, she'll run towards the door in hopes that Jim will take her with him. As soon as Jim waves bye-bye and closes the door Tralee's disappointment is apparent by her tears. Since the weather is getting nicer I try to take her out at least a few times a day and let her wander around. Daddy also takes Tralee out when he gets home from work. She just loves it!
I'm starting to feel like myself again. I'm at the end stage of a cold where your body is trying to get rid of all that gross stuff. I'm coughing a lot, but I feel better. So I'm thankful for that!
Since I felt better today, I let Tralee wander around outside for a while with her new cute jacket. Afterwards we left for Theresa's house. Theresa is one of Jim's cousins, and she invited a lot of stay-at-home moms in the family over to her house for a "Mom's Lunch." There were 5 Moms that showed up, and a dozen kids or so. We let the kids play, while the mom's chit-chatted. We ate homemade pizza, salad, veggies and dip, fruit, cookies, and drank lemon-aid and water. It was fun. Plus, since Theresa has eight kids, she had some hand-me-down clothes for some of us with younger kids. I found some cute clothes for Tralee to wear. YAY!
It was a fun day. Tralee fell asleep on the way home, and now I'm sitting here wondering what to do tonight. Jim's gone installing cabinets in McCall. He won't be back until tomorrow. I'll miss him tonight, but I'm glad he's getting more work. We've been blessed with a cabinet company that wants to use Jim as their main installer. They pay really well, and want Jim to join their golf league. So it's a win-win situation! Jim's excited about the golf league, and I'm excited that Jim will stay busy with work. These last few months have been really slow work wise. We know the only reason we've been able to scrape by is the fact that we pay our tithing. So, we're grateful for all the work Jim receives!