Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Days!

Last week was my first "free" week all summer.  Not so "free" as I have been playing catch up a bit here at the house.  Dale and the kids did great while I was gone, so not so much to catch up as far as laundry, chores, etc. go.  It is more the impending new school year and routines that will soon be in place.

We had a pre-term school board meeting with all the teachers from the school last Thursday night.  It was very informative for me, and I was able to get my long list of questions answered.  I've also gotten a teacher's planner, and Mrs. Greene and I spent a couple hours Saturday setting it up.  She is a very organized person, and uses the same planner, so when she offered to help me get started with mine, of course I took her up on it!

This week is VBS at our church, and it is also the week for the county fair.  I haven't been to the fair yet, and was planning on going Tuesday, but Mr. Greene called Monday before VBS and offered riding up at the camp for any of our kids that wanted to go, and to invite the VBS kids too.  We did, and Tuesday morning we all convened on Mr. Greene and his horses and had a good time in the ring!  I didn't think many of the kids would be able to go on short notice, but we had quite a group there!

VBS this week has been keeping us busy.  Dale and I are doing a skit each evening, so we've been working on that  during the day.  We have also been swimming down at the swimming hole, and keeping up with laundry, and baking, and all the "stuff" that needs to be done with a family of 9.  Elizabeth and I have been enjoying some nice, long, bike rides now that the weather is gorgeous and not hot and humid.    I'm still trying find to work on some quilting, but that seems to be harder to do right now.  I've also been working on some organizational plans for our new school routines and paraphernalia that goes with that.  And, yay, volleyball practice starts on the 13th of August.  I think I'm looking more forward to that than the girls are.  

Hopefully I'll remember my camera for VBS tonight and be able to post some pics soon!  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Makes me tired just reading it, lol! Sounds like a busy fun time! Our kids just finished VBS here and you could tell The Lord was at work in the hearts of some of the Japanese kids that came. We are gearing up for the summer festivals here that we pass out tracts to, and busy decluttering the house.

Hugs friend!