We haven't done any of the above, but we have stayed busy. Brent and the boys are all on some sort of baseball or softball team. I just had a lovely visit with my dear friend Sarah. We had an awesome visit with Joy, Craig, Cal and Ava when they were here for a three hour layover and saw our house and neighborhood for the first time ever. We met our exchange student, Yuki, who will be staying with us soon for a short two weeks. We love her already!!! We went to St. Louis and visited my folks before they took off for a 2 1/2 month stay in eastern Europe. We've done some stuff. And there's more on the calendar. I can't imagine posting about all of the various things, so, here's some of my favorite pictures. Enjoy! (Disclaimer: I know I'm in a lot of these. I don't have very many of Brent. So, I'm sorry if it seems like a lot of me. It's not very often that I post pictures of myself...I don't think so anyway.)
Thursday, July 17, 2008
summer is flying!!!
I can't believe it. Summer. It always looks so open and free in the early Spring. I find myself thinking, Finally. We'll have the So-and-so family over. Maybe we'll go travel out west. Maybe we'll go out east. Maybe we'll catch a cheap fare to Florida. I really am this optimistic in April. And it doesn't stop there. I'm sure I thought that we'd get three major house projects completed at the very least. hm. Some of you know that I was even trying to gather a friends to join an adult co-ed kickball league. I'm not even slightly kidding. (It's still a dream. You might be getting a call early next Spring!!) I was thinking that we'd travel by bicycles almost exclusively this Summer. I thought that we'd have a multi-family garage sale worthy of a listing in the paper. I thought I'd have at least an herb garden planted. And I really imagined I'd stay on top of those pesky weeds in my flower gardens. I was planning on having an academic plan for the boys in hopes of keeping Avery's skills sharp while preparing Miles for Kindergarten. I would have thought that we'd each have 10 new verses memorized by now. I would have thought that Jillian's birthday would have included a homemade cake decorated in the style of some funky fabric that so inspired me, but no. Her cake didn't even have her name on it! I wanted to start a book club and keep up on hosting craft nights at my house. But, no.