Slow and Steady Wins the Race {an update}

Well, it’s been a little over 24 hours since I let you all in on what we need to make it over here at Evy’s Tree. Although it’s been a bit slow…it’s been steady, and isn’t that how you win the race?

So here’s an idea where we are at….

Please remember this is just an average number as I don’t include tees or scrap boxes….Slow and steady right? Hopefully this will keep up the next 6 days. ;)

With that said, we had a wonderful day. While I worked all day, look who was here with the kiddos today!

You may remember Ashley, the kiddos babysitter from Stockton? Ashley started babysitting Evy twice a week when I first started Evy’s Tree, and then eventually started watching both kids 4-5 days a week. Her house was like a second home to my little ones.

Jasmine was also a beloved baby sitter and Ashley’s best friend. Jasmine even worked for me in the Evy’s Tree beginnings. Both girls were in our youth group while we were youth pastors in Stockton…they started in 7 grade the year we took over and was our second to last graduation class. We LOVE these girls. They are amazing.

The kids got straight spoiled. Ashley and Jasmine came up very, very late last night and surprised the kids when they woke up in the morning. I wish I had thought to get pictures of the reunion, but I missed it. But just believe me when I say it was PRECIOUS. The girls took the kiddos out for a special lunch and ice cream and a day out on the town. I love those girls.

While the kids were out with the girls, something very sad happened….

the lambs that have been grazing in our neighborhood have done their job and there is nothing left for them to eat, so it’s time for them to move onto the next neighborhood. We have known they were leaving for a couple days, and have prepped Jake for it, as he is VERY attached to them. Unfortunately, as soon as the girls took off with the kids, Brandon looked out the window and saw them getting ready to be loaded into the truck. We ran down there to watch for a bit. It was so cool! And did I mention that a couple babies were born while they were behind our house? Well, here’s one of them, the little white one right there…

So precious. And to see them herded up to the cattle car was AMAZING.

Thankfully it took them several hours to get them into the car and Jake and Evy came home just as they were putting the last baby lamb into the car. The shepherd let them pet the baby, and although Jake was about to lose it, he handled it well, thank God!

Ok in closing {yes, I know all this is really has nothing to do with the slow and steady, but what can you do?? ha}….I have GOT to get back on the dieting bandwagon. I’ve been carrying around an extra 8 pounds or so. I saw a picture of myself this morning… O.M.W. Ummm, wow. ha. You know, my parents joined a small local gym to help my dad relieve his Parkinson’s symptoms and my mom told me that the owner of the gym walks around cheerfully shouting, “You want to look good naked, people!”. haha. I’m not sure why I find that so funny. Maybe because when I jump out of the shower I close my eyes until I am clothed so I don’t have to worry about what I look like. Seriously. Sorry if this is TMI, but am I the only person who does this?? The point here is I don’t care about looking good naked as no one is going to see me naked except my husband and obviously he likes me still. I want to look good in CLOTHES…but more importantly I want to FEEL good and right now I pretty much feel like poop. ha. oh boy.┬áSo tomorrow it’s cleansing time. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

And with that, I will end this very loongg and random post. Oh, don’t forget Save Evy’s Tree…and have you gotten your tee yet?? :)

Big hugs xoxo

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