Layer upon layer, but they are slowly being peeled away-can’t wait to see brown cork!
Oh geez, May is busy. Blogging has taken a back seat, far far in the back. And the more I get behind the more I feel like “why catch up?” and then I just decide to not even try.
I hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day-it was beautiful here, and busy, and it was just like every other day. We went to church, even though Abbey came a little late because she had a very early ACT class, it was SO nice to have everyone together in one pew. That was what I really wanted more than anything for Mother’s Day!
In the news:
Poor Andrew is on the mend from a broken wrist-we bought a slack line for the kids this Christmas, and it was so fun-until this injury. This puts a damper on the beginning swim team practices and he is very disappointed. Patrick lost another tooth in a soccer incident. He wrote a cute note to the tooth fairy, telling her to please leave his tooth, he wanted it as a souvenir.
I am SO enjoying sending boys outside to play though, injuries or not!
We are doing a house addition/renovation. We have thought about doing this for years and years and finally decided last fall to go for it. I love our neighborhood, I love our neighbors, I love our house, I love our yard. I want my grand kids coming to visit me here one day in the future, so we decided moving was out of the question. And Abbey said it best, “If we move, I’ll leave for college and I will have to come back to a house that never even felt like home.”
I wish I could say it was fun and exciting but I just want to pretend the extra space all magically appeared one day. No endless decisions (I know some people think this is fun, I don’t), no hassle, no inconvenience, no worry, no pounding, no strangers in your house all day-that is what I look forward to. Six more weeks. They promised. I remind the contractors of that every single day. I can’t wait till it’s all over!
Here is the best thing I ever found on Pinterest by the way:
Isn’t that true? The stars make me feel small and make what’s most important in life stand out. Usually I find the time to gaze at them for about 60 seconds between parking the car and walking in the house after picking some milk up at the grocery store, but that 60 seconds makes all the difference in the world.
May Crowning was so beautiful.
So is this little girl. She is getting too big though isn’t she? But I have the whole summer to say she is just one. And her legs still have chubby rolls.
Isaac is home from college.
Some good books I’ve read lately:
This is excellent. If you have a pre-teen or teenage girl, this book is so informative about the real struggles are girls are facing with our crazy culture today. I ordered Dr. Sax’s other two books right after I finished this one.
I think this book should be a textbook for a mandatory class in high school. It’s really really good.
I loved this book! Honestly, I could not put this book down-well I had to of course, but the whole time I wasn’t reading it, I was waiting till I had a chance to sneak away and pick it up again. If I could have put toothpicks in my eyelids at night to keep reading I would have. I hid in the bathroom for a few minutes to finish a chapter. It was so so good.
I wanted to attempt this book but my May brain won’t let me right now. I’m going to save it for later-like September later.