Saturday, April 30, 2011

Goodbye April, Hello May!

Today was gorgeous! Mid-70s, mostly sunshine, my perfect kind of day. Granted, I was rather sleepy, but I still enjoyed it. I think I got a grand total of 2 good hours of sleep last night. I never sleep well at the rescue squad, even on a quiet night. It's just not the same. My family was still asleep when I pulled in just before 7am. Well, all except Peanut. He is such a guy with his selective hearing. You can call him multiple times and he won't hear you, but let a car pull in the driveway or run the ice machine and he's instantly alert and in tune to the sound. It's rather funny!

We went to Williamsburg today for H1 to get a haircut and for some shopping. He had a giftcard to JC Penney, so we found a couple more pairs of khaki pants that he was needing for work. I took H3 to the park during his haircut appointment, so she got a chance to run around too. Tonight's dinner was leftover enchiladas (refried beans and cheese for H3), and then we all took a walk to a little ice cream shop for dessert. It's a little over a mile round trip and H3 almost made it home. She was so worn out after all the places we've been today, not to mention running about 10 laps around the ferry!

I've realized that the end of the school year and our departure for camp are creeping up on us! Only 7 weeks left of school for H1! My only sadness is that the football season is beginning earlier this year (August 1, which is a week earlier), and H1 will have to leave camp early to be back. They are cutting the number of paid football coaches in half this year, so H1 was required to be back for the starting date instead of a week later as he usually does. It will be a short summer for him! H3 and I are planning to stay up at camp a little longer though. I won't be ready to come home that soon!

Bethany really surprised me last week and bought H3 the entire cd collection of GT and the Halo Express. If you haven't heard these, you need to. All the songs are Bible verses, word for word, and H3 loves them! I hear her singing them around the house, even when the music isn't playing. My favorite is when they sing Deut. 7:9 "Know therefore that the Lord your God is God. He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands." I think that is one of my favorite verses in the Bible because it describes the character of my God. This is Who I serve. This is what He has done and will do for me, as His daughter. Anyways, I've been extremely excited to have these cds around the house as a fun way for H3 to start memorizing Scripture.

April has been busy, and we look forward to May being even more so. We'll be celebrating the wedding of a couple at church, H1 and I will celebrate our 6th anniversary, and we have every weekend packed with activity! Off we go!



Robyn said...

As usual, I love the song that's playing! :D yay!
I can hardly believe that summer is almost here! I feel like it's November still - minus the gnats, mosquitos, and 90 degree weather! lol
We HAVE to get together before you leave for camp - preferably more than once! ;) What's your official head-out date?

JJ said...

We leave June 20-something. Haven't set an exact date, but it will be that week. I want to get together too! H3 needs her Julie-fix. :)