I have so many pictures from Emmy's 1st birthday party that I wanted to share that I decided to upload them to a slide show. I have a few more that I'll put in a separate slide show.
Emmy's party went well and she received a lot of very nice gifts. She got lots of cute clothes and some toys, including a little red wagon that Emmy will enjoy when she gets a little older. Right now we're afraid she'd jump out if we tried to take her for a ride in the wagon. She's still fearless and reckless when it comes to jumping from heights. It's enough to give her parents, grand parents and great aunts heart failure!
Sunday morning at church Jessica took Emmy to the front so we could sing Happy Birthday to her. Emmy was fine with that, but by the time church was over she was feeling sleepy and cranky. Jessica wanted a family picture but Emmy just wasn't cooperating as you'll see in some of the pics in the next slide show.
Jessica, Jason and Emmy treated me to lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant in Jonesboro on Sunday. It was part of my Mother's Day gift. They also got me a nice card with some sweet stuff written inside that made me cry just a little bit, and took me riding around for a while last Friday night.
Thanks, kids! I had a great Mother's Day. I love y'all. :-)Today (Monday) I went with Cecil and Sue to Jonesboro and we met Jessica and Emmy at Dragon & Phoenix, a nice Chinese restaurant, for lunch. Lunch was good, then we went to a local book store to browse and get some coffee.
Afterwards, Jessica and Emmy joined us here at my apartment. Cecil and Sue took Emmy outside for a while and there are some pics in the next slide show that were taken out there. There are also a few that Cecil took today of me and Emmy.
Thanks to everyone who emailed, commented and prayed for us during the storms this weekend. We made it through the night without any more tornadoes, thank God. However, we're supposed to get more severe storms Tuesday night, Wednesday and on through Thursday. Arkansas is in Tornado Alley, but even for us this Spring has been a bad year for storms and tornadoes. Here's hoping this next round of storms won't be as intense or deadly.In other news, Jason has changed jobs again. Due to some office politics and some employee shuffling, even though Jason was doing an excellent job at his former place of employment, he was given a choice of transferring to another store in Illinois within 2 weeks' time, or being fired. Not really much of a choice if you ask me. Which they didn't, and it was a wise move on the part of Jason's former employers.
On the upside, the very same day he was given that ultimatum, one of Jason's former employers called him, asking him to come back to work for them, so Jason left one job with another job already in place for him.
He started his new job Monday morning at the same pay level as when he left them before. Usually new hirees have to start at the bottom, but Jason is already trained for the job and they sought him out to be rehired.
Jason is working on a water well drilling crew. They mostly put down agricultural irrigation wells, but they also do commercial and private wells for land owners. He's outside most of the time, which he really likes, except when it gets miserably hot. Unfortunately, it's miserably hot for a great deal of the Spring, Summer and Fall here in Arkansas.
We're all just thankful that God opened a new job door when the other one closed. All jobs have their pros and cons, and all things considered, Jason likes this particular job pretty well. After all, he's worked there before and knew what he was getting into from the beginning.
He'd actually considered quitting the other job to go back to this well drilling company a month or so back but had second thoughts and decided to stay with the job he had. When the other job played out and the well drilling company called the same day, Jason and Jessica prayed about it and felt like God was opening the door, so Jason took the well drilling job. We all see God's hand in the way things played out in Jason's job situation.
I think it's time to quit rambling on and get this posted. I'm TARD tonight and need to get to bed soon.
Y'all have a great week!