You know whats hard? After being diagnosed with Lupus, I feel like my body is defeating me. I feel like I am not winning at getting my life back.
My pains are incredibly better and meds are working. It is just the fatigue I could do without. I hate being tired. Its not me at all. I have so much I need to do in a day and its hard to get half of it done anymore. One of those things I use to really enjoy doing is blogging. I still enjoy it; if I could find the time.
Don’t get me wrong I could find the time. I go to bed (lately) with my husband around 8:30. I usually don’t go to sleep until 11 or so. I could get my blogging done then but by then I feel like the computer is so.far.away. Call it lazy if you want but I am not lazy, I am just tired. I plan on purchasing a laptop soon so I can get most of my blogging done when I do have nights where I go to bed early and lay there to rest. I miss writing about our daily life and recipes and DIY’ing. I will get back to it BC I love it. It is just taking more time than I had planned.
Enough about me, lets talk about this past weekend. Shall we? I hope everyone had a fun Memorial Weekend!! I know we did! My mom and dad flew in on Friday morning! I haven’t seen my mom in a couple months and have missed her incredibly. I saw my dad last month and already missed him incredibly too! Its hard not having family close but when they do come it makes it that much more sweet!
Me, Matt and the kids went fishing for a little while Friday afternoon. We weren’t catching any so we decided to head home. We knew Moomoo and pops should be there about now. As we were pulling in our driveway so did they! We got the babies out and they ran straight to their moomoo and then pops! I actually held back tears. Its amazing to see your kids love someone as much as you do. My mom has been through hell these past few years. She was getting better but started declining fall of last 2014. Its been down hill ever since and she has been trying so hard. The doctors are trying to figure out whats going on but she is sick. She has no energy and hurts all the time. I have missed her so much and I just wish she would be magically healed. Except, I do know that’s impossible so I will take her spending the weekend with us. (Please say a prayer for her if you can.)
We started our evening out right with some Full Moon BBQ! We played inside, outside, did bath time and bedtime. It was nice to just have them here. They are missing so much with the kids and they know it but cant help it. I try and let them do whatever with the kids when they are here. Whether its let pops do bath time because he really does love doing it or letting the kids stay up past their bedtime. Time is precious. We all learn that at some point in our lives. So I try and control time while my parents visit by letting it not affect our usual schedule. That might not make any sense to you but it does to me.
Saturday Matt fished a tournament. Me, my parents and the kids played outside all.day.long. We just purchased a bouncy house/water slide from Bounceland and blew it up first thing that morning. It is for Jocelynn and JP’s birthday party this summer but we decided to go ahead and enjoy it some too. I plan on enjoying it all summer long. Its something everyone can enjoy. We ate junk food, we laid in the sun, jumped on the trampoline, jumped on the bouncy house, slid down the slide, ate some more junk food and ice cream, and had a blast!
Sunday was pretty much the same thing but it involved my sister and Charlie coming down! They stayed and played with us all day! My babies were so excited to have their cousin down! Charlie caught his first fish and we all went on a boat ride in Matt;s duck hunting boat. I was so happy to see my sister! I actually don’t remember the last time I saw her was. We all have such busy lives. Little sad isn’t it? I think so too. Maybe when my mom and dad do finally move back towards us, we can all become a real family again. I really loved spending time with everyone that day.
Monday rolled around and it was time to say goodbye to the grandparents. We were all so sad. Matt ended up having the day off so he was able to stay home and say his goodbyes too. Jocelynn didn’t take it too well. She kept asking mom “but whhhyyy do you have to go back to Texas?” “why do you have to weave me?” “can i go with you?”. I’m talking that child pulled every line out of the book. I didn’t realize how much she had missed my mom until it was time for her to say goodbye. We finally all got our goodbyes and hugs in and wished them safe travels. It took about 30 minutes to get Jocelynn to stop screaming but she finally stopped.
Later that day we went to Pawpaws for a cookout! We didn’t see pawpaw all weekend, which is unusual for our babies, so they had a blast spending some time with him and Chik. Chik even played in puddles with JP, Jocelynn and Maddie! It was hilarious! There was a ditch that filled up with water and Maddie kept falling into it! They loved every minute of it. Plus, it took moomoo of Jocelynns mind which was good!
We had a great Memorial Day! Hope you all did too!