This list is not so much for you, the reader, as it is for me. Most of the things we did this summer I did post with plenty of pictures. Tired of all of those yet?? I mostly wanted to actually put into print what we did do so that I can look back on the memories fondly.
~ Picnic/Park with Grandma to finish off school year
~ Little Flowers Luncheon
~ Feast of the Sacred Heart: We found out we're having a baby!!
~ Family outing sponsored by Diocesan Office
~ Diocesan Ordinations/Park with Papa
~ Trip to scenic overlook/big Mary statue for Father's Day
~ Zoomobile at local library/Park with friends
~ Band Festival
~ July 4th parade/boat parade
~ Met with out of town friends for picnic/play time for the kids
~ My Hometown parade/festival
~ Parish bus trip to Fargo, ND. St. Joachim & Anne Church/picnic
~ Two weeks of swimming lessons
~ Celebrated Lily's name day: We told the kids they were going to be
big brother/big sister in February!
~ Great nephew #1 was born!
~ Penguin Party at local zoo/picnic lunch with Papa
~ Local Garden Tour with my mom
~ Had my first OB appointment
~ Celebrated Jonah's name day with bumper cars/mini golf/ice cream treats
~ Helped host Vocations Camp
~ County Fair
~ Two overnights at hotel/trip to Stillwater/Como Zoo
~ Great niece #4 was born!
~ Another County Fair
~ Trip to the ER/hospital stay for Mommy & Baby
I'm sure I have missed a number of things here, but that's ok. I wanted merely to remind myself that in the midst of not always feeling the best this summer that we still were quite busy and had a lot of fun. I cannot even list all of the days we spent outside having picnics, the kids running in the sprinkler and me tending the flowers. There's just too many to mention.
All in all, not a bad summer. Some very precious memories were made, cute photos taken and remembrances of my children's summer at ages 5 and 7, as well as the last summer we were a family of 4. We cannot wait until next summer when all FIVE of us will spend our days together making new memories as a family!