As of right now, there is stuff all over the place. I still haven't showered. I haven't started packing my things. But Kali and Alida are in bed. Terah is enjoying multiple showers with everyone in the family that needs a shower. And the impossible list from this morning is slowly getting shorter. Once we get on the road we will all be very excited I know! And the girls have been such troopers today. I finally sent Kali to bed, though she was concerned about me getting enough sleep. She's incredible!
Since I know that everything to this point will feel like ancient history after our trip, here's just a few snippets from recent days...
|We have another reader in the house! She is so cute about it too and very excited. She got a chapter book out of the library for our trip and is well into it before we even get on the road!|
|I rediscovered English muffins the other day and they worked with 1/2 our homegrown and ground (thanks Mom!) barley flour! What a great idea for summer when you don't want to turn the oven on.|
|I love seeing all the photos Terah gets in her photography stints. Here is Jason mowing...|
|This one might actually be an Alida photo of me skimming cream to make butter.|
|The kids had a sleepover this week that included a hike for us and a bike ride for them to Hensley's Pond. It was Alida's first time traveling by bike!|
|We successfully made Jason's backpack a lot lighter on the way home!|
|On the ride home the kids tried to go the whole way without pedaling. They are so fun!|
|The other exciting news: it's wineberry season! Kali has been getting a quart or two on our land about every other day.|
|We also enjoyed a picking stint with friends last evening which netted about 9 more quarts for the freezer. I just made a batch of vanilla pudding tonight to take with us on our trip to enjoy with fresh berries!|
|And it's time to call it a day and this is what our guest bed looks like. It's going to be an early morning for the adults in this family!|
|I just have to keep reminding myself that there is some serious game playing in my future...|