1. Fantastic Memorial Day weekend. We enjoyed family time, yard work, a night out with The Ankeny Baseball Coaches Wives (aka ABCW club), and some swimming.
2. Last Saturday I ran with my little brother, Scott, in the Dam to Dam 5k. My mom and girls came along as (much needed!) moral support/cheerleaders. It was an awesome race, with perfect weather, and an all-round fun atmosphere (despite the hour it took us to get out of a downtown parking ramp!).
3. Watching my kids "swim" makes me one proud mama! Addi puts her head/face under water and can swim from one end to the other. Elijah is my little dare-devil, jumping off the edge without assistance, putting his face under the water, and asking to go down the slide over and over. "Mo slide! Mo slide!" And Cam, she's just as content as can be sitting on the edge, floating in her swim seat, or in the arms of mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or an uncle. All three are LOVING swim time and it seems to wear them out sufficiently, resulting in long naps and early bedtimes!
4. Tomorrow is J's final day of school for this year. WOO-HOO! We can't wait to have him home
5. I had text conversation with my very busy, thoughtful husband the other day and it went something like this:
J: I love you. How can I make your days easier?
Isn't he the sweetest?!?
M: Wish I knew. Love you too.
J: What if we hired a high school kid to come an afternoon or two during the week to play with the kids?
M: Oh yes, please!
So, that's just what we're going to do. I've started my search for a HS girl willing to come for a couple hours during the week so I can get groceries, work in peace, go for a run, or just sit in a quiet coffee shop with a good book. Sounds lovely, doesn't it?
6. Sunday was the dedication and consecration of our Church's new Christian Life Center. This place is awesome. Not only is it important in the growth of our Church and it's opportunity to minister to the unchurched, but this was a huge accomplishment for my dad. He has spent the last couple of years serving as the Building committee co-chair and has invested many (honestly? "many" is an understatement) hours into the development of this amazing facility and the opportunities it will provide. We are sooooo proud of him!
Well, I think that's about it. Lesson learned: don't put off blogging because then you have waaayy too much to blog about...then you put off blogging more, resulting in more to blog about. You get the picture. It's a vicious cycle, I tell ya.
Until next time -- peace out!