It’s hard to believe 3 weeks of summer vacation have passed already and here we are in July! Just like every summer we have been super busy trying to keep up with Blake and Chase’s baseball schedules. It feels like this season is never going to end because the games keep getting rained out. We have had rain the past 11 days straight I think. This is the first year that Andrew hasn’t played baseball since he was 5 years old. It’s bittersweet, but I also feel like everything happens for a reason. His back still bothers him every so often especially when he doesn’t exercise. He has been working at a car dealership and I’ve been pushing him to save money for college. We are going to help him out, but he needs to have some stake in his education as well. OH GOODNESS!!! I can’t believe I have a son that is almost 18 years old and will be a Senior in high school. Today is the exact date that we moved into our house 12 years ago and shortly after Andrew began Kindergarten. Now here we are discussing Senior photographs and visiting colleges.
Blake turned 13 and is growing up so fast as well. Now it seems like he is separate from the little kids. Sure every so often he still gets wrapped up into their fights and chaos, but for the most part he is starting to mature and act like a teenager. Which is not ALL good, haha! He is also at that age where he gets bored easily. Good thing he has football workouts to keep him active this summer.
The 3 youngest kids just completed a two week catechism course so we officially felt that we started summer break today. It is a church in another town that offers CCD to be completed in 2 weeks (like summer school) instead of having to go one day a week for most of the regular school year. It allows us to have that one day each week to focus on the kids activities and sports instead. It’s hard because you try to make CCD a priority, but you don’t want the kids to not participate in sports because of schedule conflicts. We thought we would try it out and it was rough getting them out the door at 8am every day when they really wanted to sleep in (me too!), but now that it’s over it is a great relief. Blake will have some other commitments to meet throughout the year yet since he is making his Confirmation this year.
With all that being said…Happy July to you all and I hope you are having a great summer so far.
Here are my Instagram photos for the month of June.
I was excited though…and ready for school to be over with for awhile. Even my nails were celebrating! This is the Sally Hansen All Yarned Up, Fuzzy Coat layered overtop of a pink polish.
Our yard looks so nice now after finally ditching the black mulch we always buy every year and getting some nice landscape rocks instead. I love how it turned out. We took some video of the new yard too.
Check out some of our other pictorials!