Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Summer Plans

What does this summer hold for us? Well, first of all, let's not mention that it is already July 7th. Before we know it this month will be gone and the summer will soon follow. At the end of May we were in Kentucky and Alabama visiting friends and family. Hannah and I were privileged to meet Josephine, Jordan and Sarah Lirette on that trip. They took us to Tennessee to an Amish area and we actually were able to go inside one of their homes. It was amazing. I tried not to stare and resisted the temptation to take pictures, close up anyway.

June flew by with unpacking, a yard sale, Vacation Bible School and the annual, state-mandated standardized tests. Suddenly it is July and I don't know if I can hold on to this merry-go-round as it spins faster and faster. So far this month we have continued in our effort to declutter this small apartment in hopes of making our meager square footage more livable. Our walk-in closet is once again a walk in. John did most of the work and added some more shelves. Now I can actually find purses and shoes.

Gabriel and Hannah leave for camp in Tennessee next Monday morning. It will be quiet around here without them. Other than that, we will all stay close to home, enjoying the pool, a more relaxed schedule and squeezing in some more declutering when we can. Gabriel will have his wisdom teeth extracted in August. I am not sure who is dreading it more, me or him.


  1. YAY!!! I am so excited about this summer. I LOVE your new template. Love you mommy.

    God bless

  2. Lovely new blog, Karen. I do hope you are enjoying your summer.

  3. God bless you asd yours as you start a new blog!



  4. Wow. Lots of things going on but I'm sorry for Gabriel and his wisdom teeth. That's just tough thing to happen. I'll be praying.

    Lovely new blog by the way.

  5. Beautiful new blog. I love it!

    Much love,


  6. I like your new blog.
    Love you.

  7. Hi!

    Thanks for visiting my blog...I see we think along the same lines with our titles. LOL! :)

    Love your blog design...I'll have to check out shabbyblogs.com...never heard of it.