Last night my family got together to celebrate so many good things! No, I'm not pregnant...my family thought I was making an announcement last night, but that would be a negative!
First we have the matriarch of the family:
Mimi turned 91!! Doesn't she look fantastic? Let me brag on Mimi. She still lives in the house where my mom and uncle grew up. She goes to water aerobics 3 days a week (she is so funny, she says that everyone should put on a bathing suit first thing in the morning because your day can only go up from there!). She paints with one of her best friends every Tuesday (she is an amazing artist). She is the most amazing cook? She even keeps Lucas for me during the day if daycare is closed or I need to run some errands. What 91 year old do you know that can do all of that?? She is so funny too! I want to be just like her when I grow up!
The next celebration is for Briana!
She just had a birthday and has a new job! We are so proud of you Briana! Bri was my maid of honor at my wedding and is so much more than a cousin. She is my sister. She and I have our own language almost. We laugh practically the entire time we are together. I love you Bri!
Next on our list of those to celebrate is John
This is him and his girlfriend Colleen. She is fantastic! We have already told John not to screw this up :) The reason we celebrated John is that he has a new job! He recently graduated with his Master degree in Social Work from Alabama. We are so proud of him! He is going to be working with foster families and children/teens with behavioral and emotional needs. He is going to do a great job!
Last, but certainly not least we celebrated my mom's good news that she received from her doctor.
Her CA125 (cancer marker) is down to 17! This is amazing! Below 35 is considered normal, so 17 is incredible! She had surgery a few weeks ago to keep fluid from building up around her lungs and she has been recovering well and it appears that the surgery did its job. Dr. Yeilding said that when the fluid stops completely he will consider her to be in remission! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! My mother amazes me every day. She is an incredible woman of God and has never lost sight of His grace and promises!
As you can see we had a lot to celebrate and we had a great time celebrating!
Briana and Peck
Bob and Bobbie
Bobbie and John inspecting Lucas' bellybutton
How cute is my mom in a hat?
Even the accordianist (is that a word?) helped us celebrate!