Seriously, could we have any more rain?????
Did you know that in the last 65 days (since April 1) this part of the world has only been above average temps 15 days???? Today we are to get almost an inch of rain. For a so-called desert, that's a lot of water. There is a chance we will all burn our eye balls when/if the sun comes out again.
Today is officially the last day of school. Woot woot! I attended an assembly at my daughter's school where she received two awards, one for 4.0 GPA, the other for her work on National History Day competition (1st place at regionals). She has worked hard this year and we are so proud. Our son was finished yesterday and was very annoyed to get up early to attend his sister's award assembly. He also had straight A's for the whole year. How'd we get such smartical kiddos?? Tell me, do you discuss each siblings grades privately or does everyone know what the others earned? Growing up we didn't discuss it from what I remember. There are quite a few parents who keep this only between them and each child, to prevent a sibling rivalry atmosphere. What are your thoughts on this?
One benefit of the rain, our grass is a beautiful shade of green and the garden is growing like no body's business. I'd show you pictures, but I'm tired of dodging rain drops today. Maybe next week.
How planned is your summer? Do you have lots of activities/camps/etc planned with your children? I know some who have something every week so the kids don't get bored. I'd rather have bored than exhausted. I do have a couple of sport camps spread throughout the summer for both kids.
Are you taking any trips or going camping? We are staying home this summer, mostly because we're spending so much time & money on the back yard but also because we're going to S. Carolina to see Steve's sister in November. I am making a solo trip next week to Mexico to see my brother, sis-in-law, & two nieces who moved there in January. They felt the call of God to help the poverty stricken in the barrios and gave up all comforts of the U.S. I am humbled by their obedience & sacrifice. So I am joining my sister, brother-in-law, their kids and small group from their church and we are going to build a house for a family in Rocky Point, Mexico. We would covet your prayers for traveling mercies and that we can be ministers of God's grace to this family. I ask that you would pray for Scott, Shannon & Ashley as they live every day there. Their oldest daughter, Brittney, is home from college and will be going to Africa soon for a mission trip. Isn't it one of the greatest gifts to be able to go boldly and without shame to the throne of grace for our brothers and sisters in Christ? Thank you, Father, for hearing our prayers.
I've started reading Crazy Love by Frances Chan and I have Louder than Words by Andy Stanley to read next. I'm also reading some fiction: Tamera Alexander, Lori Copeland & Jan Watson. I am always looking for new authors. What or who are you reading now?
Have you heard of the band Fee? We heard them in concert at the Rockin Worship Road Show several months ago. I picked up their latest CD at the concert. I heart their music. It is so worshipful.
My current favorite cookbook is The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond. Seriously delicious food made from every day stuff in my pantry. If you haven't heard of the Pioneer Woman, check out her website (see sidebar for link). I heart PW.
Okay, I believe I rambled enough randomness for today. Have a good weekend & if you live in SW Idaho, stay dry.