Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Finally and officially it's summer! It seemed the school year would never end. Poor Logan went to school on Thursday, July 1. But that is the end, forevermore, of our stint with year-round school. Next year--get this--all five kids will be on the same calendar of vacations and holidays. And we'll have a full-on summer break--long enough to get bored in.

Though we had to keep dragging ourselves out of bed in the morning (And this got progressively harder. I'd wake the kids, but then find them standing around doing things like staring out the window. I'd yell, more and more shrilly, "Get ready for SCHOOL! You have to leave in FIVE MINUTES!" And they'd look and me and sigh and resume staring out the window.) the rest of the world had entered party mode and we were blessed with drive-throughs by some of our favorite families:
  • The Flemings
  • The Andersens
  • The Allreds
  • My Daddy
  • The Flemings again
  • My Daddy again
  • The Spanish Fork McGees
And in the middle of all that, we took a weekend trip to Fillmore, Utah, my Dad's ancestral homeland, which he blogged all about here.

So today was the first day with virtually nothing on the schedule. We didn't have scripture study until 10:30. We ate macaroni and cheese with hotdogs for lunch. With watermelon on the side. We watched old episodes of The Muppet Show. We ate ice cream sandwiches after dinner. Ahhh.


  1. But no more February trips to California :(

  2. Sounds like a whirlwind of fun. Enjoy those mac n cheese and ice cream days!