~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~
Rose playing with her pretty pink kitchen while Bud napped and I cleaned their room.
Last week I spent most of Monday sitting in waiting rooms. Back when I was pregnant with Bud I had a mechanic look at the brakes on our Sienna since it would shake badly when I would use the brakes. He said that the pads still had some life to them, but the rotors were warped. He said we could get away with waiting a year to replace them. That was two years ago. We set aside some of our tax refund to finally fix the brakes and really needed to do so before any summer trips. Despite the "one hour" wait (which turned into four followed by a trip to the tire store for new tires too, which were also needed "as soon as possible!") and a very cranky toddler, I was very happy to have them finally fixed. and can hardly believe the difference! Now to see if we can still afford the gas for all these upcoming summer plans...
I just noticed that half of the pictures on my phone from the last week are of us all sleeping! This photo is my favorite and was taken Sunday afternoon, on our way home from Catholic Family Camp, as we were trying to wake them up for the annual stop at Dairy Queen on Father's Day with all our friends. I still can't believe that Snuggles can actually sleep like that... And Twinkle Toes' hands?! lol
We actually didn't plan to go to camp this year... It was a last minute decision after a generous scholarship was offered to our family at the last minute! The kids were all so excited, but it left me scrambling last week, trying to squeeze in the car repairs on top of packing, grocery shopping for camp, rescheduling some prior appointments, and trying to find new shoes for some of the kids. I was in town until about 10:30 on Wednesday night, and then had a conference (Teaching Writing with Structure and Style!) I was scheduled to attend starting at 8am Thursday morning. Camp started Thursday night and I thought I could try and go to at least the first day of the conference. I made it until noon and then headed home to finish packing. (I was definitely sad that I missed the rest of the conference, but I do own it on DVD so hopefully I can finish it this summer.) It was a good thing too, after seeing some of what had been (or had not been!) packed. Since we had to take two cars anyways I decided to stay home with the two little ones and head to camp the next morning. Oh, it was heavenly! Rose and Bud both fell asleep by 7pm and slept until 8:30am!!! They also napped most of the drive to camp! Of course I can't say the same for that first night camping, but at least I had gotten some sleep the night before! ;)
I do hope to post some of the pictures from camp, and then get back to all the other posts that have been piling up in my draft folder as well as all the emails in my inbox, but we have golf camp every day this week, tomorrow is the kid's Golf Tournament and Snuggles' 6th birthday, then we have plans to meet up with friends at the coast this weekend! The two little ones and I both came down with fevers last night, so please say a prayer that whatever this is passes quickly... We don't have time to be sick at the moment! I really miss visiting with you all and hope to get back to blogging soon.
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