Sunday, June 15, 2008

A busy couple of weeks - but now (hopefully) a little time to settle down.

Hi friends,

I feel like I've been gone for most of the last two weeks - since our Duke outing.  I'll try to catch up soon - over the next couple of days.  Here's a little of what we've been up to.

May 31 - Duke Children's Classic - It was a wonderful event.  Rebecca and I both had a great time.  I'll write more as I do want to share.  I've written most of the blog post, but wanted to see if we had a few photos to share.  The same day, we had some good friends come to visit for a couple of days. 

June 2-5 - Camp for my children.  A co-operative camp done by a group of friends.  It was a full week of outdoor activities.

June 6 - Clean, pack, prepare - and finish a scrapbook!  :-)

June 7 - 14 - Spend a week at Lake Lure celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary.  We were there with my parents and my sister's family.  We stayed in a wonderful house and did so many fun things together.  I'll be posting details and photos as I can this week. 

We just arrived home late last night.  We are tired and resting up.  Also celebrating Father's Day here. 

I didn't post in advance about our vacation as I felt a little funny announcing that we were leaving for a week.  Perhaps a little cautious, but in any event - we are home.  We have no plans for the rest of the summer and I'm looking forward to some down time to organize, plan and prepare for the upcoming school year - also time to just play and have fun with my family.

Before I close I want to say Happy Father's Day to my Dad.  I am very thankful for my Dad.  He has taught me much in life and I'm thankful for his example, his words of wisdom and his generous heart.  He taught me (often) that life isn't fair and that having a good attitude meant more than just having good fortune.  He taught me about honesty and a strong work ethic - through the things that he said, but mostly by just the way he lived his life.  He showed me that even when others are criticising you (he was a college basketball coach) and second guessing you, that you just had to keep your faith and do your best.  I couldn't imagine having a Dad greater than mine.  I thank God for him every day.

Happy Father's Day Daddy!!!  I love you!

Happy Father's Day to my husband, Roger, too!  Our children are working hard to make this a special day for him and showing their love in a sweet number of ways.  I'm thankful that you make time to spend with our children - playing and just being with them.  I'm thankful that family is important to you.  I hope your day is special - just like you are.