The last time that I posted was two weeks ago! It seems to get harder and harder to document our daily lives. Here's a recap of the past couple of weeks.
My last post was on my birthday. Big Daddy surprised us by coming home at lunch. We dropped the kids off at my parents' house and we went shopping and to dinner. Big Daddy is passionate about sunglasses, so he bought me my first pair of expensive sunglasses (Ray Bans). I like them, but I also like the Isaac Mizrahi sunglasses that I bought two years ago for $4. Unfortunately, they are scratched and new ones were in
Maggie has officially started Tumbling classes. She is in a beginner class and has been practicing cartwheels and bridges like crazy since her class last week. She smiled every second during her hour class and can't wait to go back!
We picked Big Daddy up at the airport last week. The girls wanted to roll his luggage to the car. As they were helping out, Ellie asked if we were going to have a pool. She was a little confused and assumed that we were going to a hotel since we had rolling luggage.
We are hoping/planning for a week-long family beach vacation in September. The month's calendar is quickly getting full. We are hoping to finalize everything tomorrow.
Big Daddy will be out of town a lot over the next few weeks. A trip to Brazil is the most exciting place that he'll be. Other than that, just Maryland or Pennsylvania.
Just when I think that we are used to all of the time apart and that we have adjusted to it, there is some sort of issue that comes up. So many people judge the way things are for us, but what it all comes down to is that travel is apart of the job that supports or family. I get tired of people acting like we enjoy it or that Big Daddy is off on vacation when he is really working long hours on different projects.
In honor of my birthday, I went out of town to meet my besties for dinner. We were at Chick-fil-A and had five kids in tow, but it was still a night out with my girls and we still had THE best time.
This past Sunday, we decided to take a family trip to the zoo after church. We were able to see the 6 day old baby gorilla and the giraffe that was around a month old. I'm planning on taking the girls again after the temperatures cool down a bit more.
I have decided that I want/need an iPad and I have decided to use some of the money in my savings account to buy it. Big Daddy said he would buy me one, but I want it to be mine. There are lots of things that I hope to use it for with homeschooling and I think it will also be neat to have during long car trips.
Speaking of long car trips, I really feel like I need to go to Disney World soon. we thought about going again this October, but decided to go to the beach for a week since our June trip had lots of rain. We may plan a trip to Disney for January. I think I would feel better just knowing when I would be going again.
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