Meanwhile, my kids are growing up. Case just graduated Kindergarten. WHAAAA! And Kaden just turned 15. Y'all, he is going to high school next year. This momma can barely handle that.
Chris, the vacation grouch actually suggested one this year!! He gave me a budget and I have been hard at work planning the very best vacation I can get for the our money! I seriously labored over where to go. I finally settled on Florida, which we've been to several times. I am changing it up though. We are staying is Dunedin which is on the Gulf side and close to Tampa. We will be gone the week of July 4th so seeing fireworks somewhere else should be super cool. We will probably sneak in a trip to Lego Land and maybe Universal Studios. Chris stipulated NO DISNEY. :( He knows me well because it would have for sure been on my agenda.
Anyways, we rented a house right off the Gulf, with an attached dock that we have access to as well as kayaks and bikes. I am just so excited to spend time with my little family, I wish the older boys were going but it just doesn't work out for that to happen! Its ok, it occurred to me that in the grand scheme of things, we only have about 2 or 3 more summers with Kaden before he graduates and is off on his own. cue the crying emoji here... I mean, just look at how tall he is already!!!
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
I am constantly in awe at my kids and all the things that they accomplish in a year! Kaden did great in both band and Choir this year, Case ended Kinder reading at the end of 1st grade level. Christian just keeps excelling at his job and getting raises and promotions. Ryan has a new car that he is paying for on his own.
I am blessed with an excellent husband who loves each of us. He's working hard at not just home but also at church and around the house.We are busy getting our back yard summer ready! We are still doing respite care, lately its been 2 kids and sometimes its rough when they are close in age! Man, makes me appreciate the boys being spread out!
And so I will close with one of my favorites!