Thursday, June 09, 2016


I am struggling to figure out where in the world all of those gorgeous days of May went. The past month was a blur of science fairs, grass growing way too quickly, recitals, field days, hair cuts, flowers bursting out in bloom, dental appointments, deck quotes, swimming lessons, the Oregon Primary, jam making, and concentrating hard on finishing the school year as far ahead as possible.

Not to mention all of the regular stuff we do. Designing, filling orders, laundry, church, band practices sometimes twice a week (church band and the just-for-fun band), volunteering for the local food pantry, groceries, cleaning house, hosting fellowship group, did I mention laundry? It's no wonder I have grey hairs cropping up all over my crown.

I spent three long years not feeling well most of the time and struggling to just make dinner each night. Now I'm fully restored and burning the candle at both ends, it would seem.

Today is our last day of official school work, tomorrow is an all-school field trip to a local amusement park to play and turn in our loaner lap tops. And then... ah... the freedom of Summer! We have our first read aloud all ready to go (the Hobbit), and the Summer Vacation Rules are posted on the refrigerator, with a Summer to-do list in the works. My toenails have been painted and the picnic quilt is waiting by the door. We. Are. Ready.

When you come to the picture of the really, really, really, delicious chocolates, you're going to be wanting some for yourself. Scroll back up and click here to be redirected to the web site where you can learn all about them. They were a gift from one of my lovely customer friends, and I think you all need to discover them as well.

1 comment:

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fabulous assortment of pictures, Beth! My favorites (well, besides the chocolates) are the ones featuring your kids. Have a wonderful summer with them!