Outside my window:
Warm and the birds are chirping. It’s going to be another hot day. I am ready for the temperatures to cool down a little and get back to spring temperatures. We have had some summer weather the past 4 days.
Around the house:
I have some organization that I am wanting to do once we are done with school next week. Ready to do some more decluttering before summer break.
We are finishing some of our activities for the school year. They all had their choir concert last week and did a great job. Annika had her first Confession last week and first Communion on Sunday. It was such a great day. I have some really great pictures that my sister took that I will post sometime this week. We will be done with our official school year next week and take a few weeks off before we start our summer schedule. The kids are signed up for most of their summer activities and they are excited about them.
In the kitchen:
I have taken a couple cooking classes this past month with the executive chef of a local vegetarian restaurant. These classes have been so much fun and I have definitely learned some cooking technique that I did not know before. I am looking forward to one more class in this series. It’s been fun to take a class for an activity that I enjoy!
On the menu:
Fish with oven fries and veggies, tuna noodles and veggies, pizza, golden honey chicken with rice and veggies, chicken tacos.
I have all my yarn pulled out right now and added some knitting patterns to my queue on Ravelry, now I just need to commit to a project and start. Annika and I are going to start working on sewing a skirt together.
As I think about our school year coming to an end I am really happy with our year. No year will ever be “perfect” but it has been really good. I have seen them all grow and learn so much. We really do enjoy learning together and I am very grateful that homeschooling is part of our families journey.
Bringing me joy:
Watching my kids play together. All three of them have such great relationships with one another. Seeing my kids play in the sprinkler for the first time this year. Jude reading like crazy, he is finishing the last Harry Potter book. Annika receiving her first Communion. Zane learning to swim and being so comfortable in the water now.
My prayer life, it has been pretty blah for a little while. Too many things on my mind make prayer difficult. Blogging and making time for that again. My laptop was not useable for a few months and now that I can use it again I am trying to get into the routine of blogging again.
Pictures to share:
Here is one of Annika’s First Communion pictures. I will share more in another post. She wore the same dress that I wore. My Aunt made this dress for my oldest sister 34 years ago and Annika is the 8th girl in our family to wear this dress.