Monday, June 7, 2010

The Roller Coaster is Almost Over

Summer is supposed to be a time of relaxing, right?  This year it has begun with constant scheduling for us.  We went on vacation two weeks ago to Branson, MO.  The weather was great.  The girls had a great time swimming every day.  I have lots of pictures I want to share.  We took them to the Dixie Stampede Dinner Show.  James and I had seen it before on our honeymoon twelve years ago.  (Happy Anniversary Babe!) They loved it!  The preshow was much better this year - a juggling comedian.  He was very talented.  One morning James took the girls fishing.  We stayed right on Table Rock Lake.  

On our way back from Branson, we stopped to visit James' dad and stepmom.  They moved five hours away over two months ago.  All three girls stayed with them from Monday to Thursday.  I cried when we left and missed them the whole time.  It was the first time we had been away from them for that long.  

Now Lulu and I are getting ready to leave again.  We will be heading to Dallas, Texas in a few days for the National Junior Bible Quiz tournament.  James will be staying home with Monkey and Lil.  I am looking forward to some time away with just Lulu, but an really dreading that drive.  I am sure I will have pictures to share when I get back.

Soon after we return we will all be gone again for some camping.  And shortly after that Lulu and Monkey will be going to church camp for a week.  I will have lots of time with Lil, just me and her.  She knows it is coming but I'm sure she doesn't realize that her sisters will be gone all week.  She will really miss them.

Once camp is over I think we get to stay home for awhile.  I'm sure we will have more camping trips, but nothing major.  I have started reorganizing the school room for next year.  I am probably half way finished.  I won't be able to finish it until I get back from Texas.  Once again I will have pictures when it is complete.

So what are your plans for this summer?