Thursday--- the last day of school!! Yahoo! Everyone ended the year with good grades & a lot of joy! Backpacks came home laden with leftover school supplies & sweet notes from teachers. This was also my last day of work for the summer, so I'm out now, too! The kids & I are looking forward to a full, fun summer! I celebrated by getting together with a girlfriend & sitting at Whataburger talking til the wee hours of the night/morning. :::Yawn::: I love ya, Amber!
Friday--- Andrew's last art class of the year. He came home with all sorts of neat things he's drawn, painted, etc over the course of the past few months. Thank you Miss Jan! We love you! Art class has been such a sweet blessing!
Friday night was a movie night at church. We all wore our PJ's & took blankets & pillows and watched Lady & the Tramp. The kids were well-entertained & enjoyed getting to eat popcorn for supper. (They did have a "side dish" of spaghetti & meatballs to commemorate the famous scene from the movie.)
Good news----a friend of Larry's (from his old job at Smith Co.) just finished some remodeling of their house. They had about 300 sq. ft. of laminate wood flooring leftover, still in the box, unopened. Guess what? They're GIVING it to us to use in the new bathroom! I am beyond elated. We didn't even consider looking at it b/c we figured it would be too pricey. What an enormous gift! Thank you Cleo!!!
Saturday--- Today was Andrew's birthday party at the bowling alley. I have pictures! Email me to see them! Between our 5 kids, 2 cousins & 2 friends plus all the adults that came with them, we filled up 2 lanes and took an hour + 15min. to bowl ONE game. LOL! Of course, the kids lost interest after about 40 minutes & the adults ended up finishing their game for them. I did a little gymnastics move when I stepped on the slippery lane flooring at one point, but aside from that, there were no crazy moments & no injuries. ha ha! Andrew got a lot of goodies when he opened his gifts & enjoyed having a crowd of people there to clap & giggle when he blew out his candles. We had a lot of fun.
Sadly, we came home & located one of our pet hermit crabs that has been missing for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, she was already dead. Savannah & Andrew are in the back yard for a burial & cross-building at this moment. Savannah's really sad about it. Poor baby. We will miss you, Lucy. In her memory, I'm putting her picture at the top of this entry.
Larry is preaching a wedding this afternoon at 4:00 for some friends. Congratulations Dustin & Jessica! I am sorry that we can't all make it to the wedding, but I know it will be a beautiful day. You are a sweet couple & I look forward to seeing you together for many years to come.