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Goodbye, Argi!

Thought you might like to know that Ms. Argi has been adopted by our next-door neighbors. They’re going to feed her to their turtle.

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We are AWANA Cubbies, we’re happy all day long...

I’ve been a busy beaver trying to get ready for Cubbies, which starts in one week. (AUGH!) I’m excited for it, and think it’ll be a lot of fun, but also not feeling ready quite yet. Hopefully I’ll be able to get enough done this week to feel ready when it actually does start! We have 11 possible 3- and 4-year-olds coming this year, not including any new people that might show up. That’s a lot of little people!

I’m excited to finally use some of my college education, though. I feel like this is an area where I’ve been trained – so I might as well use my education and skills to the glory of God!

Emily’s wedding is in 2-1/2 weeks! Wow! I’m excited! We took our corsage/boutonierre class last night, and it was harder than the bouquets! I hope it goes well with the real flowers! Now I need to get my dress altered.

Happy news – Caleb is just about crawling! All the Rumleys except Erin and Betsey got to see him last Friday when he got up on his hands and knees and started rocking back and forth. He’s a pretty cute little kid. It won’t be long until he gets the hang of actually moving his arms and legs…and then I’ll have to chase him around the house all day! : – )

Speaking of babies…It feels like people are having babies all around me! My friend Diedra had a little boy named Isaac Robert 8 weeks ago. Then Angie had a litte boy named Alex Michael this month. Sheri, Kelly, Melissa, and Rebekah are due in October. Stephanie is due in December. Goodness! Must be the time of life, huh?

That’s enough babbling for now! Just wanted to update!

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P.S. Grace and I were just looking at Dan and Emily’s pictures on their website, and I asked her who was in the picture, and clear as day, she said, “Dan.” So, there ya go, Dan-o. She likes her new uncle! : – )

Showers and flowers...

We had two successful bridal showers for Emily, and I’ve been wanting to post some pictures of the one that was at our house, but it takes forever to upload those things on dial-up. So, I guess it’ll wait until another day. Sorry! Let’s just say, we had a great time!

Emily and I took a class on making hand-tied bouquets last night, so that we can do all the bouquets for her wedding next month. The picture is actually the bouquet we made. Beautiful, isn’t it? It’s not the exact bouquet that will be at her wedding, but it’s close to the right colors. Next week, we’ll learn corsages and boutonnieres. (Definitely had to look up the spelling on that one!)

The wedding’s coming soon! We’re excited!

Cubbies is starting soon, too – AUGH! It starts two weeks from today. I’m SO not ready. Yikes! And I can’t quite put Backyard Bible Clubs out of my head, either, because we have a follow-up meeting coming up with a couple of the elders. Sometimes ministry overwhelms me.

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Argiope aurantia

I was standing about two feet away when I saw this gigantic spider who apparently thinks our motto is “mi casa es su casa.” It’s an “argiope aurantia,” or common garden spider. The name “garden spider” makes it sound like I should invite it to tea or something. Trust me; this is not the case. This thing gives me the creepy-crawlies just thinking about it. Rumley girls, you would have screamed if you were here. This picture is one that Luke took through the basement window, since Ms. Argi has built her home there. I asked Luke to kill our new houseguest, but he thinks it’s good that she’s eating our bugs for us. In fact, she was eating one as he took that picture.

If you want to read about Argi and her friends, this is a good site. One disturbing thought gleaned from this informative site: This spider can have an egg sac containing anywhere from 300 to 1400 babies, which hatches in the late summer/early autumn. If we have 1400 of these scary spiders around our house, I’m either moving out or declaring war.

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We’re still alive!

The plant didn’t end up poisoning us. I was pretty nervous for a while there, but things ended up fine.

More good news…Caleb slept through the night last night! From 10pm until 7am. Not bad, hey? We’ve been waiting for it to happen. Funny thing is, I’m STILL tired! MomR says the tiredness lasts at least 25 years. Lovely.

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