And let's not forget the home front. We have decided that this summer would be the time to potty train Little Sister. And for those of you who have been through that particular fun time, you know what that entails. We are slowly seeing progress though...I think... Also, I have started a little side venture of something that I have always been interested in. A missionary acquaintance of ours is in the process of writing several commentaries on some books of the Bible, and I am his editor. I am excited about doing this job as editing has always been something I have been interested in. Plus, I just didn't think I had enough going on in my life...haha!
Even though we are busy, we have tried to take time to have some family fun this summer. In fact, the reason I have a little extra time today to sit down and blog is because I am "only" doing laundry and packing to leave for a vacation. We plan to visit family, see an aquarium and a state park, and (gulp) leave First-Born to stay for a week with his cousins in Indiana. This will be his first time spending time so far away from home. Kinda like summer camp, but with people we actually know. This will be a big change for him, but also for Middle Biscuit, who will have to be the big brother for a week!
We have done a few fun things already this summer. A couple of weeks ago, we wanted to go on an "adventure," so we took the kids to a local creek to play for a while. They had a great time, and are already asking when we can go again!
One of the highlights of our summer is the Fourth of July. Besides our country's celebrations, this is the time that my mom's family (who are mostly local to us here) has chosen to have our family reunion. We always enjoy getting together with family to have good food, lots of fun, and plenty of time to visit. Not everyone can make it every year as we grow as a family, and we miss those who can't be there. Family seems to become more and more important as my kids get older. I want them to have memories of people who have contributed so much to their upbringing. I want them to know a family that honors God even when we get together for fun. Family who have stayed faithful even when times have been hard. This is the important thing that I want for my kids. To know that it is not just Mommy and Daddy who believe this way, but that they come from a family who makes it their highest priority to honor God with their lives.
I hope to make a post about our vacation when we get back. Maybe I will even get it done and posted before Christmas--haha! Thanks for reading my musings, and I hope you have a great rest of the summer! :)