You know, I am not even sure where to start! I guess I will confess that I am soooo glad that classes are almost over! I think both myself and kids are ready for a change of pace. I've been making a list of fun things to do over the summer. Included are crafts, cooking, and visiting local places. I'm trying to decide how to approach this...do I let one child pick an option per week? Do, I put all the options in a hat and have them draw for it? Not sure yet. But I'm looking forward to trying new things! If you have any ideas, let me know. :)
Matt and I celebrated out 12th anniversary last week. This is the second time we have celebrated it! Yes, can you believe it? Last year both of us were sure that it was our 12th anniversary. This past April comes and we are re-calculating in our heads how long we've been married...12 years???? Whaaa??? But at least we remembered it this year! In years past, we'll remember it off and on up until the day of and then we'll both forget. Yeah, lame, but after 12 years what do you expect? ;) This year Matt made plans for us! I was soo excited! I had warm fuzzies all evening cause I felt so special. A real date that I didn't plan! We saw The Vocal Majority perform. It is an all men's acapella (sp?) group with about 100 men in the Dallas/Ft Worth group. There are Vocal Majority groups all over the US and I think even the world and they all get together and perform. The DFW group has won first place for the last 12 years and I can see why. They were great!
Another great thing lately is that Matt and I have been having more date nights. Mostly we just go out to dinner and then head back home. But it is a great break for us. Sure is expensive to get a sitter tho! We do have a teen that we really like. She does a wonderful job with the kids. But I was just talking to her mom today and she was saying that she would be willing to swap babysitting between us moms. She has 5 kids and well, when you have 4 or 5 kids you always feel a little bad when you swap babysitting with someone who only has 2 or 3. :) That's great news for us financially, but I feel bad for her daughter. We'll see how this pans out. Not sure!
We have Mother's Day coming up. I have planned a party at our house...ok, well, I sent out the invitation. But I told the boys that they were going to cook. So far, we have 4 cooks! :) And if it doesn't rain then we can send the kids in the pool. Yay! I felt the water today and it was really nice. Still a bit chilly for me to jump into, but the kids will get in. Tomorrow it's supposed to get up to 90F! I hope we get that or close to it on Mother's Day!
One last thing before I head to bed. Ok, make it 2. :) My goal is to update my blog weekly. I think that is pretty realistic for my schedule.
The second thing is that I am reading the bible with a friend for fun. :) I have never read the bible thru. just couldnt' get there. Well, my friend is going on a mission trip and one of her mentors gave her an article which basically talks about thinking about reading the bible like you would a great book. Read it here and there, whenever you can. Skip the genealogies! Yay! Skip all the laws and technical stuff. Yay! That's what bogs me down. Oh, and while you are reading the only 'homework' you have is to underline any verses that stand out to you. Once a week you get together and each take 10 min to read the verses you underlined. That's it. Only the verses, not talking about why even. Then you share anything you want to pray about and then pray. I can do that! I am excited about it! Our goal is to finish by October. I think that will give me enough time. Unfortunately, I have now misplaced the bible I am underlining in. But I'm not reading tonight as it is now time for bed. :)