Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Busy Weekend

Friday Shawn and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. My brother came into town to babysit so we could go out to dinner and a movie! Thanks Bub! While at dinner we talked about how small little choices or happenings in life can sometimes take our lives on a turn we didn't imagine. The night Shawn and I met we were at a concert. I didn't want to go out that night but my roommate insisted and bugged me until I caved and finally gave up and went along with her. What if I never would have gone? Would Shawn and I have met in some other place and some other time? What ifs can go on forever....the obvious what if was what if we never met...surely we would not have Zoya? When we get to thinking about all the what ifs we are reminded that God is in control of the bigger picture and he is driving the bus....not us! He knows whats best even when we can't wrap our minds around why things happen the way they do.  He puts us in specific places at specific times....some of those small places and times turn into life changing events!

So thankful for this man, my husband!

On Saturday we visited Shawn's family who was camping for the weekend. Zoya's first camping day was filled with lots of fun, dirt, eating rocks, visiting grandparents, aunts and uncles, and getting to know her cousin Mattea up close and personal!

Zoya found some time to do some PT!

Loving the long grass

Zoya loves her cousin Mattea. She was wanting to give her famous "great aunt" hugs and kisses but we had to show her how to be gentle with a baby!

Chillin' with her new hat from Grandma and Grandpa

Finding Grandpa's nose....lately Zoya has to touch everyone's noses! Oh and she always steals his hat.

Inside her ladybug tent with Grandpa

Grandma is very popular with the girls!

Trying to get a picture of the 2 grandkids at Grandma's request...this proved pretty funny!

Family Photo Attempt?

My lovey girl couldn't stop hugging to pose for the picture...that's okay I like this one better!

Are you seeing a theme here with requested posed photos? :) Grandma and Grandpa with the two grandkids....Take 1

Take 2...

A break for a kiss....

Take 4?

Take 5. This might be the winner!

Lookin' cool in her shades with Daddy

And when we got home Saturday night Zoya was pretty tuckered out. She even snuggled with Uncle Bub while watching signing times.  She does NOT just snuggle with anyone! She loves her Bub and so do we!

Zoya is still wiped out from the busy weekend!! She has been sleeping longer and took over a 3 hour nap yesterday and was still ready to go to bed earlier than usual last night. As I type this she is laying on the couch next to me watching Clifford (not something we usually see from Zoya!) Every time we have a busy couple of days Zoya takes about 3-5 days to recover! I have to remember that she has only been home less than 4 months and she is still getting used to being on the go after spending many of her days laying in a bed!  I try to compare it to how I would feel if I were laid up in a hospital for a year or two....every day would be exhausting. Sheesh I remember how I used to feel going back to work after lounging around all summer....completely exhausted! This year will be different, I'll still be completely exhausted but not because I lounged around all summer.  Anyways....we're hoping for some restful days for August but that doesn't look likely! The business continues!


  1. Happy Anniversary!
    It's true...some things are just not "coincidence", even though we may not recognize it at the time!
    Zoya gets more beautiful every day, if that is even possible!

    It is indeed so GOOD to know, that GOD is always in control of this bigger picture...!!!
    Thanks for the awesome pics! You are such a wonderful and blessed FAMILY!!

  3. Sarah, you packed a punch with your words and as usual they hit home with me...the what ifs. I'm becoming at comfortable and at peace with the unknown and living by faith day to day. God is moving mountains on our end daily! The what ifs...we are beginning to understand God's plan and direction now...

  4. What a Beautiful family! Gotta say that I LOVE the pink your family wears. Your hubby looks great in his pink shirt and Zoya's pink Converse sneakers Rock!! Saying Prayers for your transition to work.

  5. Happy Anniversary!! Glad you were able to steal away a date night :) Camping trip looks like a ton of fun! Love all the pics.
    Comparing their lives to us being couped in a hospital sure helps me put it into perspective better. Mina is always so tired... but yet she's spent most of her life lying on her back doing not much else so understandable. Great comparison!