The only way to recover at this point is list what's been going on. I haven't even had my camera out, so these pictures are all from my phone.
** I've actually had a really good few months with my 8th grade girls' small group. It has taken all year for them to open up and for me to relax. We've had a lot of fun and some good discussions the past few weeks. This has been, by far, one of the hardest things I've done this year in terms of trying to find what works. We only have one more class together and we're spending it doing what we do best ... eating :)
** Mother's Day was a lot of fun. Eric and the girls got me a new bike! I don't have a picture yet because I'm too busy riding it but it's a BIG cruiser with really wide handle bars. I keep saying I can ride this bike when I'm 90 because the seat is so big and I don't have to bend over at all to reach the handle bars - ha! I love it! So, maybe that's why I haven't been blogging - we're too busy cruising the neighborhood.
** On the actual day of Mother's Day, I just begged not to cook. I normally have our Moms over and we eat a big dinner here, but our weekend was so busy, I did not want to do that. So, we all went out to eat instead.
** That same weekend, Emma did something she's been wanting to do forever ....
Olivia asked me if she could and I said "Absolutely not! Talk to me when you're TEN!" (Did you hear that Pappaw? TEN!"
She got a quick ride around the yard instead.
** We have 2 more weeks of school. Give. The. Lord. Some. Praise.
** I chaperoned for Emma's class field trip Thursday. I actually had a lot of fun with her class. Two boys and three girls were in my car and it opened my eyes to how very different they are - and to how gross they think each other is (this part I loved - haha). I laughed a lot that day!
Oh, and my sweet cry-when-she-gets-around-a-bug daughter touched a snake.
** Emma has started her own blog.
** Eric and I sat down and looked at his schedule for summer. Thankfully, he is home for a long time, with just a few short trips in between. The best news is that we're going with him on several of those trips. Whew ... that gives me peace. I do NOT liking being away from my husband. Period.
Actually, we have a good, relaxing, fun day planned together, so I best get going ...