On Wednesday my niece had an online bridal shower. My sister in law hosted it. She had a lot of clever game ideas. On Thursday my friend and her family came over for dinner. They are in town while they are in transition to move. They've been in Tennessee for the last 3 years while her husband has been getting his PhD. Now they will be moving to Texas for a job he got down there. We had a great visit with them and our kids had a fun time with each other. My book club was meeting at the same time in the parking lot behind my house and I was able to go out and meet with them still after the McFarlands left. We went until midnight! I love those ladies so much.
I started cleaning out the garage yesterday! It has been bugging me! Scott helped me finish today. It looks SO much better, I still want to figure out a better solution for the bikes. Maybe hanging from the ceiling? Bikes are a pain. We took a ton of stuff to the dump and donation center. WOOT!
Right now I'm mulling over my plan for the summer with the kids. I'm trying to figure out their jobs, reading, and outside time schedule. I think I've figured out some things that will be manageable for our family. We will see. Fingers crossed!
|All the kids but Ryan were trying to sleep on our way home from Cascade.|
|Final family pics before our departure.|
|Decorated car pic into the sun.|
|Gabby was such a good helper to me and Ryan with home school.|
|Our friends the McFarlands.|
|Chelsey and me.|
|Piper's teacher came to give Piper her end of year award, "Ray of Sunshine." Piper loved Ms. Newhouse.|
|Piper and Ryan having some fun forced outside time. Ha.|
|The cupboards were filled with crapola! They are cleaned out and organized now. I should have taken an after pic. Ha.|
|I forgot to take a before picture but imagine the ground filled with junk.|
|This corner was filled with crap and Scott hung up his stuff because there is no room in the house for it.|
|The bikes drive me nuts becasue they block the cabinets but there's really no where else for them to go. I still want to rack them or hang them I think.|
|This was filled with much more junk.|
|This was also much more of a disaster.|
|Scott trimming the pine so his fruit trees can get more sunshine! He spent the whole day tracking the sun and now he knows how much sun each spot of the yard gets.|