Since my kids aren’t in school, the official transition to summertime doesn’t change our schedule. We just keep doing what we do. Day in and out! I’m very aware that our schedule will change this fall when Owen goes to preschool. I’m trying to make the most of these days with the three of us at home all day long. They can be tiring, but they are good. Yesterday morning was one of those mornings where I heard “Mom” about every 5 seconds – “Mom, can I have that?” “Mom, can I do this?” “Mom, I have an owie” “Mom, I need a snack”… When Jeremy came home for lunch, I’m sure I had a bit of a wild and crazy look in my eyes. I love the small children, but I dream of the day where I can use the restroom and not hear “MOM” being yelled from the living room. Oh, real life with preschoolers and toddlers, it’s glamorous!
The weather has been nice lately so we’ve been spending time outside. Owen and Graham love Nana & Papa’s backyard. We have a kiddie pool set up, a water table, a sandbox, a trampoline, a swing set… There is no reason to ever come inside on a sunny day. The boys are sporting some awesome farmers tans. We are obviously, going through lots of sunscreen!
Sunday was Father’s Day! For Father’s Day weekend, we took Jeremy out to breakfast at one of our favorite local places. Then Jeremy and I took Owen to see his first movie! We saw Cars 3. Lucky for us the theater was pretty quiet. Owen did a fairly good job. He stood from time to time. Sat in my lap, Jeremy’s lap and his own chair. He really wanted to sit by lights on the steps. He had to go to the bathroom 5 times during the movie and then fell asleep for the final 15 minutes! It was fun to do something for the “first” time with him, but we probably won’t try another movie for a while. Owen loved the racing scenes, but the movie had too much talking overall to keep his attention. Jeremy had to work on Saturday morning and then went up to the property for the afternoon to work on the well houses. Saturday night we had dinner with my dad to celebrate with him. Then Sunday was a big family BBQ with Jeremy’s family. We got to see the E-burg cousins which is always a special treat! It was a busy, fun weekend!
Wednesday, we got another special treat of going to the zoo with the whole Scott clan. I’m loving our zoo membership. I hope to be back there a few more times over the course the summer and get the most that I can out of our membership. It was sweet to see all the cousins keep up with each other. Here were lots of buddies holding hands and lots of adults counting kids. We are a clan of 16 now!
I don’t have too much new news to share today. We are still working on the well house situation. Getting concrete to pour the pads has turned into a drawn out endeavor that has yet to be completed. Jeremy has also been working hard to get our temporary power pole ready to go.
The world of books is going well. June has been busy, but I finally feel like I’m getting a flow. Things aren’t as intimating. I got my first recruit last Friday. I’m looking forward to my Success Kit #2 coming via UPS today (so it will arrive at like 7:00pm because I swear we are the last house they deliver to). I was a little concerned that my July wasn’t filling up but then just a few days ago I had a run of parties booked, so I’m feeling good about July now. Overall, selling books is good stuff. Of course, it’s a job, so it takes time and energy. I’m working my business the best that I can. I’m loving the rewards. I’m loving meeting new people. I love getting families books for free with our reward system.
Now that books are finding a good flow, I need to divert some of my attention to MOPS. I have most of the groundwork laid for our planning retreat in July. I’ve spent the last couple months updating paperwork and getting our publications ready to start strong. I have a few more meetings on the books to prepare our team before the big planning retreat. I am excited for how things are falling into place. My biggest hope and prayer is for our childcare situation. I ordered a really awesome curriculum for MOPS Kids and I’m looking for the right person to lead that lesson time each week. We still need people to step up and say they want to love on some kiddos so mamas can have a break. It’s early and I keep plugging away sending more asks and messages each week. I believe God is faithful and all the pieces will come together. I gotta have faith and a positive outlook!
That’s about it for now! We are running full steam ahead toward our dreams and goals and making things happen. Lots to process and lots to do, but it’s rewarding. I’m excited for the future we are building for our family. This season sure does take a lot energy, but I believe that we are going to see the fruits of labor soon and we’ll be glad we pushed through! God is good!