Since I neglected to put up a single post this entire summer (until today – 3 Alaska posts plus this one might be a new record, ha!) I thought I would show a glimpse into what we have been up to.
While we were spending 2 weeks in Alaska, the best Mimi (and Gramps, but we all know Mimi did 99% of the work!) ever watched our precious kiddos. She made memories, loved on our kiddos, was patient, did special things with them, and made our time away a joy for us. It took about a month for them to stop calling me “Mimi” but I am ok with that! We are so incredibly blessed to have parents who will watch our kiddos for such long periods of time so that we can get away. We know not everyone has this blessing and don’t take it for granted. We are blessed and so are our kiddos!
I missed my big kid helpers, but at least Emma is cute! We have been busy freezing zukes, making pickles from cukes, freezing green peppers, making BLT’s with garden fresh tomatoes, and eating lots of fresh food from the garden!
Sydney takes a morning walk or bike ride across the street every morning to visit her horse friends, Cody and Angie. Our kind neighbor lets them pet the horses, help clean them, brush them, give them treats, ride them, and spend as much time as they want climbing on the fence to visit them!
Brian’s brother, Derek, and his fiance, Joy, came for a visit to play some doubles tennis and to ask Callie and Emma to be their flower girls. We had a blast and the little girlies are absolutely thrilled (and eagerly anticipating March)!
Although we don’t start Classical Conversations until the Monday after Labor Day, we are gradually getting back into a routine around here. Because of that, don’t be too surprised if another couple of months goes by without a post! I need to learn the art of short and sweet posts. I am hoping to get up a school post showing our schoolroom, some favorite supplies, and what we are using this year for school. However, that post will not be short and sweet so who knows when and if it will happen!