This is a follow-up to my post back at the beginning of August. I wanted to keep track of what I did & keep myself accountable so to speak. So here are some of the important things that I’m happy I have filled my summer with so far (in no particular order)J.
v Went out west to hang out with my family & dear friends the Sawatzky’s (missionary friends from when we were in Africa).
v Took the kids camping...and along with Ben got to see them all catch their first fish.
v Sat on the couch with my kids & read stories.
v Went for a walk with my wonderful friend Jodi & thoroughly enjoyed adult conversation.
v Hung out with a new homeschooling friend & her kids.
v Went to the zoo...twice...one of those times with my good friend Kim.
v Spent time with Kyla (sister in law) & her kids.
v Enjoyed an afternoon with the Browns...visiting for me & play for the kids.
v Helped get the Elliotts moved in.
v Played games.
v Spent some extra time at camp with Amanda when we picked her up to let her show us around & tell stories.
v Took the kids on a field trip to a honey farm.
v Spent an afternoon/evening with our dear friends the Elliott’s.
v Sat & chatted with my sister Jodi at a church potluck when she came through unexpectadly.
v Talked on the phone for over an hour with my dear cousin Beckie.
v Put my camera down & enjoyed the moment.
v Played catch with Benjamin & enjoyed his smile.
v Enjoyed holding Kirby’s hand when he was needing extra closeness.
v Cherished the moments when Amanda comes to me out of the blue & says, “I love you Mommy”.
v I have sat here at the computer trying to work on something...and instead I have been stopped in my tracks by my kids’ laughter...and I have just sat here & enjoyed itJJ.
There is still much more I want to do...and I will update again, but I feel good about the truly important things we’ve been able to do this summerJ. What have you been up to this summer?