When I opened up WordPress tonight, I’m pretty sure I heard rusty hinges creaking. Let’s see how fast I can catch you up, shall we? Hang on to your hats…
We kicked off summer by cheering while my sister got hitched.
The girls and I were honored to be part of the wedding and get to be all fancy.
We finished off our co-op and I “graduated” my writing class of 6th graders (including Sam and Ian) to the wild unknowns of junior high. I made them quote Shakespeare and wear funny hats as punishment for leaving me.
I flew off to Ohio for a Brave Writer staff retreat and met the loveliest kindred spirits. Sitting at your laptop reading freewrites and essays while snarfing chocolate will really bond strangers in a hurry. I left the weekend with renewed passion for teaching writing and a whole passel of friends.
The cherry on top of arriving home from Ohio was the girls’ dance recital. Oh, yes, Mira got to dance!! And – wait for it…. She wore a Wonder Woman costume. Because she IS.
Willa and Ellen blew my socks off with their grace and coordination. Whose children are they?
We’ve welcomed a myriad of out of town guests, including Finn’s favorite buddy, who was willing to go toe to toe with him over dinosaur nomenclature and Star Wars trivia. They’re soooo gonna be hits with the ladies one day…
We squeezed in a trip to the hospital, as one does, to get some glass removed from Adam’s foot. He was a trooper. Especially when they gave him Sprite and an iPad.
I threw a shower for the other sister who is getting married and my porch has never been prettier. Behold:
We’ll get her married off next week and then I’m pretty sure there’s a family moratorium on weddings until further notice.
Meanwhile, our old pool bit the dust and we tried really hard to go without but the choice became “spend a hundred bucks on a kiddie pool” or “eat my young.” I opted for the kiddie pool. And aren’t they precious in it?
To help us keep up with all this fun, wild, and woolly goodness in our lives, Andrew and I finished a fancy workout program and are feeling just fit and frisky enough to start it all over again next Monday. Like in all things, we prefer to tackle the hard stuff together. We’re both a better version of ourselves with our favorite sidekick in tow.
We’ve got more guests on the horizon, more wedding stuff, and even a vacation planned! And somewhere in there, I imagine we’ll squeeze in some lazy summer days. Whatever those are…