So are you feeling negelcted.
Left alone.... lost without knowing what is going on with me?
Oh I am totally sure you are.
I feel like I have been running around just trying to catch up.
Last Saturday I had a sleepover for some girls.
At church I am the Activity Days leader - which is for 8-12 year old girls.
Kinda like girl guides.
So I had a final activity - we had a sleepover at my house.
It was better than I had hoped, well easier than I had hoped.
Only 4 of the 9 girls showed up.
And then they fell asleep during the movie at like 9:30pm.
So it was pretty easy! And they had fun. Worked out well in the end.
And the Saturday before that... i spent the day doing this....
200 homemade donuts.
Well about 190 donuts and 10 longjohns.
Some glazed, some chocolate, some chocolate with sprinkles, and the long johns were chocolate with whipped cream filling.
And.... no it wasn't just for fun.
We had a service auction at church.
Where you bid with points on service that others have offered to give.
They wanted us to contribute some service, but we are leaving,
so instead I told them I would make donuts.
My mom always used to have donut days when I was a kid.
And make them for my school.
She was called the donut lady.
And now I understand more how great my mom was to do that.
This is a shot of all of them before we hauled them off to the church.
The best part about it.... some good friend kids of ours that were there decided that the donut holes were called "regbits" (similar to "timbits" from Tim Hortons.)
I laughed pretty hard over that one!
And we have had a foster boy living with us.
A 13-year-old-never-had-any-rules-argumentative-clumbsy-dying-for-attention boy.
Yesterday the social workers came and took him to the airport to fly out to Manitoba.
To go live with his real dad.
Who is so very very happy to have him come.
And we couldn't be more pleased with how the whole thing turned out.
But it was tough. Really tough.
So I have been behind and over tired.... and perhaps a bit cranky.
I have a good husband.
Who would stop me from saying things to this boy that I would later regret.
It's good that it worked out that one of us would be feeling peace.
Even during the most frustrating of times.
One to say to the other, it's okay, just walk away...now.
That people, is one of the many reasons I love to be married.
So now that he is off, I have to start on the moving home process.
We've got to pack and take some more photos of things and people we'll miss.
Which brings me to item number 3 on my list.
I am a mountain girl.
I love the moutains.
And not these hills around here they call mountains.
I mean real mountains.
The rocky moutains.
And I miss them terribly.
But the ocean is something that is so beautiful in a different way.
I love the vastness of it.
I remember the first time we went to the shore and stood there.
Regan mentioned that if we got on a boat and started going we would hit Europe...
well that's just crazy.
Waaaaayyyy out there past all the sharks and big fishies....
is a whole other continent.
How cool is THAT!
A few shots from last year of alden at the ocean.
Now that we are all caught up... i'm off to make lunch and then pack some closets.
Only 25 days til we fly home.
And i've got lots to do.