Monday, May 28, 2012

Keeping up with life

It can be a challenge to try and keep up with us some days!  Trace has his weekly Young Life club (when we remember to get up in time!), Karate one day, weight lifting 3 days (thankfully that's done now for a month), marching band and general school activities!  Paige has four hours of gymnastics every week.  Caden has a bi-weekly appointment 30 minutes away.  And me?  Well, I'm just trying to keep it all straight while trying not to miss anything!

No, these aren't ours!  These are my parent's new babies!

Trace moved into full teenager mode with braces!

Some days I feel like I'm keeping all my balls in the air, but most days I'm just running on fumes.  I take Paige with me to work in the morning, then I get off at noon and leave only to have to be back to pick her up by 3:30.  The few brief hours before bedtime are filled with appointments, homework, and errands.  Housework?  HA - who has time for that?  With summer coming, I'd like to say I'm looking forward to slowing down a bit but alas, that is not to be.  The kids are out of school on the 15th of June.  Four days later I'll be having surgery, a week after that Trace starts two weeks of day camp; Trace will be having his wisdom teeth out; after a week off Caden and Paige will have a week of day camp; Paige and I will have one day of Holt Adoptee camp, and Trace will have a week of overnight camp!  And that's only the month of JULY!  August will bring the fair and football which is essentially the end of freedom for us.  We have no trips planned for this summer though we hope to use our trailer more than the one time in August we are scheduled for.  Hopefully we can throw in the ice cream truck, swimming, bike rides and lots of laying around!