This week was one of the most stressful ones in a long long time.

It started with my being excited about working at NEG summer camp Monday through Friday because the family I nanny for was on vacation. It’s fun to change things up every once in awhile đŸ™‚

Then the car broke down. Our only car. The one we just paid off last month. The one that we just got 2 years ago. Anyway…

Thank God our wonderful friend Philip let us borrow his truck while our’s got major surgery. But all the driving around plus working plus Obama being in town and causing the interstate to be shut down almost gave me a heart attack. Anyway, 2 new axels, a new battery, a transmission flush, and an alignment later, the Suburu is back in our care. If our car was a person, I would have beat him up at this point. Stupid car.

Then came the news about Josh’s tooth. Well, you see, half of it is missing. He has such a serious cavity that the dentist had to remove a huge chunk of the tooth itself. Turns out he either needs an overlay (whatever that is) or a crown.

Then came the news that our dental insurance won’t pay for any of this for some strange reason. This brought on a whole new level of stress to my week that has truly tested my trust in God and his provision. Why do things all have to happen at once? I may never know.

On top of all of this, I’ve been trying to enroll at the local community college, which is another blog post altogether, but that added another layer to the madness.

There were many blessings this week too. Since we were having to run around like town taking care of all of our errands, Josh and I got to spend a lot of extra time together. This was unexpected and nice. We even snuck in a mid-week lunch date, which is very rare. Summer camp was SUPER chaotic and fun and kept me laughing at all the elementary aged shenanigans. And although I questioned my judgement in planning some get-togethers with friends during this exhausting past few days, I always seem to find so much rest and comfort in the presence of the wonderful people God’s put in our lives.

So after the longest week ever, Josh and I found ourselves totally sleep deprived and just wanting some good quality time together. Luckily, our ole friend Sam Beam of the band Iron and Wine was playing a show friday night. We’ve been wanting to see them for years, and we were so excited when we finally got the opportunity to see him play live. What a fun night.

Such a crummy photo. Oh well

Overall, this Summer has been absolutely indescribably crazy, but also so sweet. I think I’ll look back on this season and not know exactly whether to smile or roll my eyes. It will be over before we know it…and then we’ll have to deal with whatever insanity the fall has to offer. Siiiiiigh, life.

To end on a funny note, Henry’s being ROCKING his training. Here’s a picture of him showing off his “leave it” skill. Notice that there is one treat on each of his paws and one on each side of him. What a good boy!

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