But, alas, reality is here and we were back to school on Monday and Sean is back to teaching. Hence, my blogging will no doubt be more sparse, but I plan to keep reading and being inspired and challenged by your lives.
The past few weeks have been one party after another (literally).....
We enjoyed some family time at the Children's museum.
Sean's aunt, uncle, cousins and their spouses from all over the country came over for a Fondue night.
This is Nathan Shaver, an up and coming Christian recording artist from Nashville , TN. He's married to Sean's cousin Rachelle. Watch for him! He's the real thing.
Sean's family met at our house for a New Year's lunch.
We celebrated with my family. We wrote our "Where I'm from" poems over Fondue and read them aloud. There was a lot of laughter and a few tears, too.
We had the first annual family talent show.
Sean took our seven kids and two neighbor friends bowling while I was at work (that man deserves a medal).
The older girls went shopping with their gift money and now they are sporting some new shirts and Heely's.
We worked on the hardest puzzle in history. A large Peanuts cartoon made of 1000 small ones! (It's still not completed)
We went to visit the newly opened Central Library. We love the library, so the kid's eyes about popped out of their heads when they saw the enormous building to house all of those Nancy Drew books. Little did we know that there was the coolest kid's section known to man waiting inside with a theater, and pod chairs, a baby play area, Reader Rabbit computers and so much more! We are going back, for sure.
Sean and I enjoyed staying up late and watching movies, going on a date, and just having extra time to spend the days together.
...but I have to admit that I am longing for a bit of routine myself. Time to get quiet again and to learn and to work.