We took the plunge and bought a new minivan this weekend. We had been talking about it for a while and everything just fell into place, so we are now the proud new owners (some prouder than others) of a Honda Odyssey. So long, Old Blue, Hello . . . well, we haven't really named this one yet. It's a version of red, which is very close to crimson, which just happens to be Jeremy's beloved Tide's color, so I think you can see where this is going. Yes, we have already affixed our Alabama tag to the front. I see some tailgating in our near future, even if it is in our driveway on game day! Jeremy has a love of minivans (yes he drove one for a brief period in high school), so he is pumped. He actually curled up with the owner's manual for several hours one night. That's the most I've seen him read in ages! Enough about my old lady, soccer mom mobile.
Getting started. Notice Parker's stance. Everything's a sword to this boy!
Houston, we have a squash!
As much as we love the rain, we're hoping it will ease up a little this coming week. Last week was the first week of the summer that we didn't have any plans, so the rain only inhibited out spontaneous urges to swim at Nana's, but Mia starts Day Camp at church on Tuesday, and they will go somewhere different every day. If the weather will cooperate the boys and I will try to tag along on some of their adventures. As the kids are getting older they are doing more things on their own, and it is KILLING me not to be there to snap pictures! I pray, as always, that God will work in the hearts of these little ones as they venture out to wherever they may go this week.
June's as good as gone and our summer is going great! Half of our "to do this Summer" list has been checked off, but we have many more adventures planned for July. As school draws closer I am praying that all 3 kids will have the teacher they need, and kids that they can show Christ to in their classes. Jackson already has his supply list for 4th grade. I have it pinned on my cork board and I cringe every time I catch a glimpse of it as I walk past. I hope the rest of our summer goes slower, but I have a sneaking suspicion that nothing will ever slow down again!