Friday, May 28, 2010

And the livin' is easy

It's here, and oh my goodness gracious gosh almighty I could not be more excited. I can literally feel the job stress melting away and the joy of summer filling every crevice of my body- from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. Granted, I'm only five feet tall, but it's all I've got to offer here people, and summer is consuming every inch. Although we've been exceptionally busy the past week, we've also gotten a lot taken care of and have even more to look forward to in the weeks to come.

First things first, we had some very special visitors this past week. Some of my old students came to town and got to see Hollyn. To say I love these kids is quite the understatement. In fact, love doesn't even feel like a strong enough word.
 Regardless, we giggled and visited, and life is good.

Oh, and my hubby, being the wonderful man that he is, got me an early anniversary present. It's here, and I LOVE IT! I am pleased to announce that I am now the owner of a Silhouette cutter, and here's a looksie at my first project.

Don't get too excited- I didn't make the water bottle. However, see that cute name in vinyl on the side? Yeah, that was all me. I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot more about this in the future, and I'm also sure I'll spend hours upon hours playing with my new toy this summer.

Mentioning more to come, I can also pretty much guarantee that you'll be hearing more about this in the near future as well......

That's right, folks. I've signed Libby up for tennis lessons.

 Look out Venus and Serena; here comes the Libster.

In addition to tennis lessons and Silhouette cutting, here are a few other things that have landed on my "Things I really hope to get done this summer" list:

- teach Libby to ride her bike: no training wheels allowed
-sip lemonade on the porch with the girlfriends and laugh until my stomach hurts and I start to cry (happy tears only, of course)
-read, read, and read some more! Now that there are no more school books to read and I'll no longer be spending eight hours a day talking about reading, I can read the way I like to the most: just for fun. And I plan to do LOTS of this starting very, very soon.
-survive Libby's first dance recital (three more weeks until the big day)
- catch up on my old time letter writing habit
- spend some quality time on the phone with my college friends
- teach Libby how to catch fireflies
- teach Hollyn how to nap. Ok,ok, ok;  these are supposed to realistic goals, so I'll settle for teaching her how to eat from a spoon.

And that's just the start of it. There are so many things I want to enjoy this summer. I have a feeling it's going to be monumental. Seeing as how I was pregnant last summer and we moved the summer before that, I feel like it's been ages since I've had a true 'do nothing but yet do so many things' kind of summer, and it could not have come at a more perfect time.

But, at the very tip top of my list of things to do this summer is seeing this little girl love her daddy. She truly believes he hung the moon. Can't say I blame her; I'm pretty fond of him myself.

Ugh- her little puffy cheeks and the way she smells like baby lotion all day, every day.
I could just eat her up!
And getting to spend every day this summer with the ones I love best,
what can be better than that?

Summer- can we just make this whole thing permanent? We'll convert the guestroom. Consider it done. Agreed?


  1. That daddy-daughter picture could win an award. Adorable!

  2. The last picture made my heart smile. It IS physically possible. I know. I love you and hope the girls (and Lee) are behaving for you. Haha. Hope to visit you soon! :)


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