Today is going to be very, very
busy. Jonathan and Chelsea both
work this morning...then there is
Homeschool Co-op this afternoon.
I am helping a sweet girl kick off
her Candle Fundraiser today. She
did our first ever fundraiser about
two years ago and did very well so
I am grateful that she has chosen to
We are preparing to go into the mountains
for a few days. So we are shopping for food,
preparing dishes to freeze and take up with
us, packing and generally getting ready to
go and relax. I'm not sure if we will actually
leave Friday or Saturday but whenever we get
going it will be a two vehicle trip since the
guys in our family are taking dirt bikes. That
means we have to borrow Warren's Mom's truck.
Normally we go to the mountains with the Moms and
Pastor Mike. This year it is just our immediate
family. That will seem very strange but might
just be a good thing given the stress and work
load we have been under for the past year.
We will certainly miss our usual co-horts though!
I look forward to snapping many pictures,
reading a lot, and spending time just being quiet.
I'll be sitting by this stream...
aware that bears often come this way.
Sometimes we hang a hammock back in this quiet spot.
We are hoping that this time the trees will have turned to
glorious shades of red, yellow and orange. It is later
than we are used to going up, so I don't think the kids
will spend much time in the stream. It is cold in the
heat of July! I can only imagine what it would feel like
now...but we will make up for that with s'mores around the
campfire, the dirt bikes, games and perhaps a trip over to the
Little Grand Canyon...maybe. Maybe not. I love that there is
nothing we have to do. No agenda!
When we return, there will be co-op, candles, church
and many other responsibilities just waiting...so it
is my hope to just "be" while we are away.
So, if I don't post again until next week...
have a wonderful week. I will be anxious
to get back here and visit with everyone.
You know how addicting blogging can be...sigh.