Friday, July 01, 2011

Summer is here!!

I love the summer. I love the heat. I love the laziness. I love vacation bible school. I love eating pineapples on a daily basis-- I crave those when it's hot. It has definitely been hot here. This week alone it's been 100+ degrees everyday. I LOVE IT!! We go to the pool usually 4 or more times a week. It's nice because Livie swims like a fish (as well as all her siblings) so I can relax a little at the pool.

Tristan, Alec and Isabel have been back and forth to the ex's-- which is my least favorite part of summer. And apparently, according to Alec, the least favorite part of summer to them too. Alec and Tristan were able to go on a varsity scout trip to Independence, Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois, to learn more about the LDS church history.  They were gone for a week. Isabel went to our church girl's camp that same week. I'm glad they had those opportunities, but it sucks because that week was one of "my" weeks for the summer. :(

Anyway, during the week they were gone, Taj and Liv attended a vacation bible school at a Baptist church here. I actually used to attend the same vbs when I was little. They had a good time and I think Liv really loved learning the songs. I heard her singing some this morning. :) That was in the morning and we'd swim in the afternoon. The next week they attended another vbs at a Methodist church and really enjoyed it. This week, Mon. thru Wed. only they attended one that was in the evening-- and served dinner. It was awesome! Sei and I had dinner out together 3 nights in a row. :)

I am taking one class this summer. It's "Crisis in the American Family." I actually only attend it 5 times, for 4 hours each time. 1/2 of it is online. My last week is next week. It's worth 3 hours so that's pretty cool. I've enjoyed it other than classmates who insist on telling a story about everything or over-analyzing every thing. I think that's part of the problem with our society- over-analyzation. But that's another post...

Sei has been busy working his police job on weekend nights and then his part time job during the week with a contracting company. He really likes the people he works with at his part time job, but I know he gets worn out working 6 days a week. The extra income is nice and has relieved so much stress. I just wish it didn't take 2 jobs to do that.

Today Taj and Liv and I did some fun 4th of July crafts that we saw on Not So Average Mama. My grandma's birthday is July 4, so we were working hard on making her a bouquet  of coffee filter flowers.


We also worked on bracelets and necklaces.



We are still working on the bouquet. We plan to decorate my grandma's wheelchair with them. :) We are also going to do some other fun crafts. :)


June has had 2 other BIG events that happened. 1- My parent's surprise 40th Anniversary party. 2- My short roadtrip to Houston to see NKOTBSB. I will post about those later.


What have you been doing this summer?