Hey! How was your weekend? It’s been a while since I’ve shared a random update about my family and what we’ve been up to. I thought, today is the perfect day to do just that.
What we’ve been doing….
We’ve been busy. I told you all about our Schlitterbahn Kansas City trip and how I got a really bad sunburn. What I didn’t tell you is 8 days later, I accompanied my kids’ youth group to World’s of Fun/Ocean’s of Fun, also in Kansas City. June has been full of amusement parks! While at World’s of Fun, I rode roller coasters that I haven’t even thought about riding in 15-20 years. I found that I get more sick on them than I did when I was 18. I also figured out that I must be getting old, as roller coasters aren’t nearly as fun as they used to be. Go figure…
We just started roofing our house. In fact, by the time this post gets sent out, I will probably be out on the roof with my husband, getting a couple hours of time in before he goes to work and before the heat takes over. A hail storm came through a month or two ago and our insurance company is paying for us to replace our roof. We decided to use part of that roof replacement money to buy a camper, so we are doing the labor ourselves. We do have one friend we are paying to help us when he can, (he keeps us going in the right direction so we don’t mess up!). In the mean time, we had to take off the satellite dish AND the internet antenna that picks up our wireless signal. I’m having to use my iPhone hotspot to blog with…and can’t wait till our home is back to normal in the WIFI department. 🙂 The TV I can do without.
We had a fun and restful Father’s Day. We started the morning at church and then we took my dad and my husband out to Pizza Hut buffet for a fun, family friendly Father’s Day dinner. Later, we came home and napped for 2 hours. We ended the day by playing miniature golf at the park and then visiting Ryan’s (my husband’s) dad at his house. It was a really nice day. Especially since I beat the whole family at Mini Golf. That’s a rare thing in this family! Here’s a picture of my husband, riding a gorilla on the mini golf course, LOL. He was having a fun time, entertaining the kids and just being all out silly. Something my kids will always remember their daddy for. I’m thankful to have him in my life as the father of my kids!
and what we’re planning….
This week, I’m going on an overnight trip to Dallas to visit the Dr. Pepper Snapple Headquarters. They are paying my travel expenses and I get to go do a Behind the Scenes tour of the facility, do a little taste testing (Did you know that they have over 50 brands of drinks?) as well as help to build a playground as part of their Let’s Play Community Construction Grants. I’m looking forward to getting away for a short trip, but I’m also a little nervous, as this is the first time I’ve ever been away from Quinnly (15 months) overnight. She’s still nursing, and although it makes me a bit nervous to make her do without nursing for 2 full days, I’m looking forward to the kid break, too. I’ll be sharing more pictures about my trip when I get back.
My 17 year old son is leaving us this week for a week of Summer Church camp. He’s at that age where it’s tough to catch him at home any more, but I’m starting to really miss him and I’m not looking forward to him being gone another week. (He and his dad were gone for almost a week already this month at a large paintball event.) Here’s a picture of my son at the paintball event (he’s on the far right).
I know this is just practice for when he actually leaves home for good, but I’m not sure I’m ready for this stage of life (said in my best whiney mom voice I can muster).
3 of my daughters have been attending Children’s Summer Theater. I’ve been the Mom’s Taxi Driver all month. The final production of the play will be this coming weekend, with 3 separate performances that will no doubt be packed out. They have loved their time in Children’s Summer Theater and while they’re excited to finally get to perform the musical they’ve been preparing for, they’re going to be sad to not have play practice any more. Me, on the other hand, will be happy to go back to a more normal schedule. June has been so busy! Here’s a picture of them at their performance of Peter Pan last year.
So far, we’re having a fun filled summer, but now that the heat is kicking it up a notch, I have a feeling we’ll be staying indoors a little more and maybe tackling some inside of the house projects before the school year has to begin again. I hope you’re having a great Summer Break so far!