I have been sitting here for at least 10 minutes, trying to think of something blogworthy. Our days just keep slipping by and without documenting things as they happen the cute things get lost, the silly things aren't funny, the hard things are forgotten, and now I sit here with nothing to write but the events of the week. Sooo.... working backwards, here's the week in review.
Yesterday I had quiet time with my little ones, while DH and some boys were gone doing ROTC and Scout stuff. We spent a peaceful hour or two at Grandma's while the kids played. Then went on a nice date. Afterwards I went and had a brave friend trim my hair!
Friday I had a GNin with the Princess after the babies were in bed. We snuggled into my bed with some snacks and Disney Channel. I wasn't a very exciting date though, since I fell asleep during the third episode of Zack & Cody and missed the new DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movie) that we were trying to wait up for.
Without pictures, the fact that I crocheted little stuffed animals on Thursday for homeless children (sad fact we learned - the average age of a homeless person in AZ is 9 years old. Most of them are Mother's leaving a domestic violence situation, with small children), isn't very exciting. But it was a lot of fun and always feels sooo good to give service. Plus, they are super-cute!
DH taught first aid to my young women on Wednesday. We're doing camp prep throughout the year (once a month) so that we don't end up with all of it the month before camp. The girls absolutely loved wrapping each other's broken ankles, legs, and arms.
We had book group on Tuesday. We are discussing Bonds that Make Us Free by C. Terry Warner. We're reading one chapter a month and it has been delightful. We are having the best discussions EVER!
On Monday, for Family Night, we had biscuit donuts (fried by my brother) at one of our favorite parks. Tomorrow night we have big plans for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows with friends for family night! Woohoo!
I fully expect the same kind of thrills during the upcoming week, since I have a parent teacher conference, an assignment to bake rolls for the homeless shelter, a planned visit to a group home for Adults with special needs on Sunday, a cutesy craft for the Young Women on Wednesday, teaching art to the kids again on Thursday (they are absolutely loving the drawing portion of our lessons. Want a great resource? Mark Kistner's Draw Squad!) and my usual fun while I cook, bake, clean, and care for my awesome family!
Our missionary only has about another week in the Missionary Training Center! We're really hoping that his VISA comes through in time so that he can ship out to Ukraine in early March as planned! He is so excited to begin teaching the people there!