Last week the kids were at FCA Power Camp. This was Emmie’s first year (she did cheerleading) and Jake’s third year (he was on the sports media team). Each camper decides on a sport or activity that they want to do all week. They offer all kinds of sports. If I went to Power Camp… Continue reading Give me an F! Give me a C! Give me an A!
Every 7 years our church generously gives each pastor a sabbatical in addition to vacation time. Mike is taking this last week in June and most of July off for some R&R, and we are grateful for that. We don’t have major plans since the kids and I are still pretty busy with camps and… Continue reading Reading or Water Balloons? Is there any Question?
As soon as softball season was coming to an end, so was another school year. Jake finished 7th grade, and Emmie completed 2nd grade. We had an easy last day of school and the weather was beautiful. I suggested we go outside and take some pictures (no surprise there). I was already feeling all the… Continue reading Softball, Saddles, and Summer
Originally posted on Sincerely Anna:
Dear Jake, It feels like yesterday that I looked at your cute little dimpled forehead for the first time. Gosh, I loved your dimply forehead. And wasn’t it just five hours ago that you were in kindergarten? It couldn’t have been five YEARS ago, right? It just doesn’t seem possible…
Jake is in a theater troupe for homeschoolers, and their production of Tale of Beauty and the Beast was last weekend. After auditions, he lacked some enthusiasm for the role he was assigned. He was going to play the part of the chair, which didn’t exactly sound exciting. But his attitude was awesome, and he… Continue reading Three Cheers for the Chair
If you follow me on Instagram, then you may already know that Emmie has fallen in love with softball. A more accurate statement is that she’s fallen in love with being on a softball team. She’s one of the smallest and youngest on the team. At times that makes me a little worried, but mostly… Continue reading Softball
What a long week with aching backs, painful shoulders, drab weather, severe thunderstorms, and stir-crazy kids. It’s finally Friday! Since the end of December, I’ve been having episodes of back spasms and pain, and it happened again while I reached out for a book last Monday. My back went out when I reached for a… Continue reading It’s Friday! I’d give you a high five, but that hurts.