Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I'm glad I didn't plan anything this summer


I'm glad I didn't plan anything this summer, and the reason I'm glad is because if I had, I wouldn't have had time to do it. My summer is full. Booked up. Not much wiggle room. I'm busy!

So in case you're wondering what we're up to, I'll just give you the run down. Just a partial list. A taste...
We have:

Softball games twice a week
Practice on the other days
Baseball games twice a week
Disneyland trip for my firstborn
Weeding
Painting of the auto shop
Going away parties
Open gym three days a week
A week of camp for my oldest son
Weeding
A 12th birthday
A week of camp for Mr. Nice Guy and I with High School students
A rodeo
A week of camp for Princess D
Some Weeding
One week of Vacation Bible School
A long weekend at camp for my youngest
A week of camp for my Firstborn
Followed by most of a week in Wisconsin for Mr. Nice Guy
Lots of mowing and weeding
By that time, softball and baseball season will be over. We will have sent kids to youth group, small groups, 4H and orthodontist appointments each week just in time for the County Fair and a family reunion.
This will all be followed by a week of volleyball camp for the girls, registration for school and then daily doubles practice begins and all of the sudden... school! 

Wow, I'm SO glad I didn't plan anything this summer! I just don't know where I'd find the time.

Monday, June 7, 2010

In Case Something Happens...

I just want my readers to know that if I don't blog for a long time it's probably because school is coming to a close in 84 hours and I'm just about to die. Not that I'm counting down, but it's getting here pretty quick and so is the feeling that my head is going to explode. But before we get there, we first have to jump through a hundred hurdles that have names like, "Getting through the end of 8th grade and living to tell about it." That's just one of them actually. The others issues are things like, "Did you remember you had a first grader?", and "Hey, I'm your kid, do you remember me?" Oh, let's not forget about, "Are you ever going to be in a good mood again?" (For the record, NO, I'm probably not.)

My dear other children, I do know who you are, and right at the moment I even remember all your names. I think. But your sister is overwhelmed with all of the end-of-the-year crap and nobody in the whole entire household can function when she's spazzing out about everything. We love her dearly, but quite frankly, we just can't wait to be DONE with school! Even though it will only be a few hours after school gets out that she'll be moaning and carrying on and wishing she was back IN school so she could see her FRIENDS. Fat lotta good they are right now - nobody else stays up late helping her with history projects, models of monuments or the topic of xenophobia. How about dress shopping for that super important dance that has overshadowed everything else worthwhile for an entire two months? Good thing the dance turned out pretty cool - because I got some great pictures before I dropped her off for her three hours of dessert, silliness, and the dance with "that boy" that I got to hear all about on our way home.

 Summer Vacation, we are SO ready for you.