Y’all, where is the summer going? I mean, I know technically it’s not even summer yet, but there are seriously only two weeks left in our scheduled summer break. I think I may have to add a week. Really. It doesn’t seem like it can possibly be time to begin thinking about starting school again yet.
The kids had an absolute blast at youth camp and I’m not exaggerating when I say that something miraculous took place while they were there. There has been a dramatic positive change in Josh and Megan’s relationship. One of the prayer requests posted for parents on Facebook while the kids were gone was for the healing of relationships. I prayed earnestly for that because theirs had really been suffering and that prayer seems to have been answered beyond my wildest dreams. I am so thankful. Camp was such a good experience for my guys.
(This is probably in my Top 10 of favorite photos of them – with my favorite being one of Josh pulling an exersaucer over to the crib so he could climb on it and peek at his brand-new sister when she as a newborn and he as only 21 months.)
The day after they came back, the kids from Josh’s music school played at a local festival. They did an amazing job and Josh had so much fun. One lady in the audience told me that this was the coolest thing she’d ever seen in her life. I kind of hope, for her sake, that she was exaggerating for effect, but the kids really did do great.
Megan has been at camp again this week – gymnastics camp this time. She’s had fun, but I think she’s ready for it to be over. She told me yesterday morning that if church camp and gymnastics camp were back-to-back again next year, she wasn’t going to do gymnastics camp. She’s ready for some rest.
(This is where I would post the photo of her from gymnastics camp that the studio owner shared on Facebook the other day. However, she looks so hot, sweaty, and exhausted in that one that I’m thinking she wouldn’t appreciate that, so I’ll post this one instead – my girls being goofy having a fake conversation because they saw me trying to take pictures of them.
I’ve had to do mental roll call each day this week to figure out who’s home. Brianna spent a couple of days running around with friends (ah, the joys of having your own money and your own transportation), Josh spent the night with a friend one night, and Megan’s been gone most of the day all week. It was kind of weird Wednesday night when I realized that they were all actually home at the same time. I guess I’ll have to get used everyone being scattered more often now that they’re getting older.
I actually managed to surprise Brian for Father’s Day this year. He mentioned, in passing, wanting a ladder like one of his friends has. I managed to sneak and get the friend’s number from Brian’s phone so I could text him, find out the details, and order the ladder. I had it delivered to my sister’s house so he wouldn’t see it. I went and got it Sunday after church. He was so surprised!
Later, we all went to see How to Train Your Dragon 2. It turned out to be a surprisingly good choice for Father’s Day. You know what I mean if you’ve seen it…but no spoilers for those who haven’t.
Thursday, I went to my sister’s office to be a guinea pig for some training they were doing. I just had to snap a photo of their offices for Brianna. I could totally see her painting the entrance to her room like this.
It’s been a fun week and I’m not ready for it to be over.
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