Monday, August 16, 2010

I Am Still Here

Wow. It has been WAY too long since I last posted. Here are a few reasons why....
1. All of my kids are home from school. I have one in particular that likes to be on the computer.
2. I have been playing with my kids.
3. I have spent several mornings at the park and many afternoons at the pool.
4. I am feeling more and more settled here and feel even more connected with people. What I would normally share on a blog and I am now sharing with actual people. This is a good, good thing.

This summer we have....
  • finalized an adoption
  • made a trip to Minneapolis - spent time at the waterpark and Mall of America
  • spent many days at my parents house in Pella - swimming
  • completed a ten week fitness program with pretty good results
  • entertained the neighborhood kids
  • sleepovers
  • Van Dees ice cream
  • stayed up late
  • walked in two local parades promoting our church
  • sent our oldest daughter to camp - she didn't want to come home
  • checked out every Aquatic center in the Des Moines metro area
  • bike rides
  • had various groups of people over for either dinner or ice cream
  • provided music for a local farmers market

Three of my kids go back to school next week. It is time and they are ready. I will blog more regularly. However, we are going to enjoy this last week before school. See you next week!