Tuesday, June 24, 2008


The older three girls left for camp on Sunday so the house has been a bit quieter. Malia, DJ, and Levi are keeping things busy though!! I'm absolutely relishing the summer moments. The past three months of school were hard and I didn't realize how much I needed a break. We all needed a break!! So the past two days we bought fabric for Malia to learn how to sew (she's going to make pj shorts), played in the pool on our deck (I found it by the free box at a garage sale last week), jumped on the trampoline, and made s'mores in our little fire pit in our backyard.
DJ and I have been doing some schoolwork, but it's fun! He's learning to read, working on our history books, reading books about animals, and working on the book Little House in the Big Woods. I hope to do a bit of scrapbooking some evening and tonight I'm going to transplant flowers from a neighbor. I've also started working on a prayer study that I had set aside awhile ago. So thankful to feel renewed!

Alyssa's Night

She's done! Alyssa finished up her senior year and chose to have a smaller get-together instead of a ceremony. We met at yummy Asian buffet nearby and celebrated with a few friends and family. Mike Smith, one of our elders, and Kent shared thoughts from Scripture.

The girls went out on their bikes earlier in the day and picked wildflowers which Kalai arranged into beautiful bouquets. They also managed to convince me to pick up silly string which they used to "greet" Alyssa back at the house.