First week of Summer 2014 is in the books. I think it could be called the “Woa–we have all this extra time on our hands, what do we with ourselves?!” week.
We enjoyed an early Father’s Day dinner at Sonic. We only go here about once a year (though their milkshake menu tempts me to go more). There is something fun about eating in the back of the van. We had just come from Costco hence the giant bottles of detergent.
And the hot dogs too!
On Saturday we had a small army of men from our church in our house. Since we moved into our house I have despised the carpet in the eating area. It seemed to get more disgusting with time. The red velvet cake stain would not come out, the cat peed in the corner, the kids tracked mud in this winter–I hate the carpet. If I were to give any advice to pastor wives out there living in parsonages I would say the following 1) Show love to your Building & Grounds 2) Advocate for your families’ needs in a kind and gracious way. Gentle reminders are good, but don’t be pushy. 3) Be patient.
And hooray–hardwood floor. Someone asked, “Did you cry when they ripped out the carpet?” I said, “No I cried when we had the carpet.” The guys did an amazing job and we felt incredibly cared for as friends and a pastor’s family.
We celebrated the start of summer by going to the drive-in with friends. I LOVE drive-ins. I have always had a thing for them.
The kids love them too!
I have to say that we are loving the down time. I still cannot gauge if this one needs a nap or not. I don’t think she can either. I, myself, don’t take naps anymore except on Sundays…I can’t during the school year as I am working. I think I took two naps last week mostly because I could. My rule for when I take a nap–“Don’t wake me up unless–” The kids: “Someone is bleeding.” The kids have been keeping busy playing baseball in the backyard, picking raspberries, playing Lego Friends and regular legos, coloring, and riding bikes. We went to the library and the mall last week, but mostly we have enjoyed being home.