I had a great weekend! I got to spend it with my WHOLE family! My youngest child, Taylor, and 16 other young people graduated from our homeschool covering on Saturday. My daughter, Heather, and her husband, Matt, came home from Indiana to join in on the celebration. I wanted to get a picture of my smiling crew while they were all here:
L-R: Taylor (the graduate), Preston (my oldest son), daughter Heather, and son-in-law Matt. Thank you for humoring mom and smiling for the camera. You didn't know your picture would end up on my blog did you?
And now with life pretty much back to normal it's time to turn the calendar page. I was excited when I turned the page from April to May and saw the reminder to "Enjoy the Simple Things." I tried to do just that last month. Sometimes it's not easy to do. I get too busy and let life get complicated.
But May was a super month with lots of simple activities. Neil and I got outside with our family and planted the garden and caught up on some "home" chores. We even took the time to make a freezer of ice cream. How simple is that? So, I now turn the calendar from May...
And the June page reminds me of the blessings of summer-living in the country. I plan to take advantage of country living as much as possible this summer. I hope to have more at-home days. I hope to make it more like the lazy-hazy days of summer I remember as a child. Days when family spent time together. My children may be grown but it's never too late to make new memories.
I hope to find time to work on a few home projects this month too. I like to keep some type of handwork by my chair to work on in the evenings~ my remedy for falling asleep during a good movie. Here's what I've started...
I've never made a granny-square afghan before and these colors are not typical for me, mainly because there is no pink there...yet. I plan to use the afghan in our camper. Right now the camper's interior colors are pretty neutral, so I could go either way with my decorating. I'm still debating about whether I should go with the bright, energizing colors I've started with in my blanket or use the soft, soothing pastels that I have throughout my home. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.