A Much Needed Update

Ok, it's been way too long since I've blogged. My apologies for the lag in photos and updates. Here's what's been happening since the end of June.
  • We had more visitors! Matt's aunt Sandy, uncle Geoff, and cousins Melissa, Archie, Mo and Zoe came for a 10+ day guided tour of Israel. We had several opportunities to see them while they were here; in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and even at our home. The girls had an absolute ball hanging out with their cousins and were so thankful to make a solid connection. I didn't take any photos with my camera - so I'm patiently waiting for a few photos to be sent to me so I can post them here sometime soon.
  • Another visitor stopped by last week. My sorority sister Sharon is in Israel with her husband and 3 kids. Except for a coincidental meeting at a Costco in Los Angeles a few years ago, I haven't seen Sharon since her wedding in 1998. Last Thursday we let the kids swim for an hour at the Red Center and then she came back to our house for a pizza dinner. What fun!
  • The girls started summer camp! For the next 5 weeks they're attending daily from 9 am - 1 pm. They are enjoying spending every day with their friends doing art, playing outdoors, and swimming.
  • I just found out that I have hypothyroidism - aka an under active thyroid. When I went in for my annual exam I also had my annual blood test (with a thyroid panel thrown in). I wasn't overly surprised when I received the results later that day (thyroid issues run in my family). I saw an endocrinologist a few days after I received my blood results, and after a thorough exam, he put me on thyroid medicine. Hopefully I'll be feeling my normal self in the next few months.
  • I have bronchitis! I have been coughing... and coughing... and coughing.... and coughing some more for almost 3 weeks. After annoying everyone with my disgusting cough, I finally went to see a doctor who gave me much needed antibiotics. I've been on them for 3 days now and I'm just starting to feel better.
  • The girls are now sharing a room! All of their girlfriends share rooms with their sisters - and they've been asking to share a room for a few months. We had to wait until Sheridan stopped crawling out of her bed at night before we could put them together. It's been 2 weeks now and aside from Sheridan talking a little too much once we turn off the lights, it's been an easy transition. Additionally, I turned Sheridan's old room into my craft room - though I haven't been able to enjoy it since I've been sick. Soon enough...
Here are a few photos. I'm still waiting for the 4th of July photos from a girlfriend. I'll hopefully post them in the next few days.

The girls room - view from the door. Riley's bed is against the window and Sheridan's is perpendicular to it.

View of Sheridan's bed and other side of room.

Sheridan and Riley seated with my girlfriend's children, Maya and Jacob.

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