June 23, 2024

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  • Campbell had worship care this morning during church, but Robby and I seriously considered signing up for worship care too because it was freezing in the sanctuary today. Graham sat back with us and even said that it was cold. 
  • This morning Whitman had on his church shorts and a long sleeve shirt. Robby and I both had thought about telling him to change, but the joke was on us because he was comfortable during the sermon while we were shivering-or maybe it was the Spirit making us shake!
  • We did Sunday school, and today was Reagan's first time to go to the college class. She didn't say much-or much that is bloggable, but maybe the class will grow on her.
  • After church, we went to Nonna and Pops' house for Sunday lunch. We have missed the last few weeks at their house, so Pops had the kids favorite meal again-pork tenderloin. We stayed and visited for a little bit, but then headed home.
  • I was able to get a 20 minute nap before I took Keaton to a Bible study at a friend's house. I'm all for Bible studies-but on a Sunday afternoon...during my nap? It was fine though because when I came home, it was time to drop Whitman off.
  • This is Whitman's third mission trip to Monticello. They had to be at the church around 4, but you can tell that Whitman is our 6th child, because we sure don't wait around to see the bus drive off. We checked him in, gave him a hug and some last instructions, and we were out of there. (We have still stalked his back pack air tag to see his location and the photocircle to see any pictures of him so we still do love him even though we don't stay to wave bye to the bus.)
  • We then picked up Keaton on the way home, and she was home for a few minutes before she left with the others for Rock Creek. Everyone went but Reagan this evening. Before they made it home, we left for the Wilson's house.
  • We stayed there and visited way too late, so now it is well after 10, and I have to wrangle these people to brush their teeth, throw down the laundry, and put their dishes up.

June 22, 2024

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  • For a Saturday with nothing on the calendar, we were busy most of the day. Robby was up early to change the oil on the camper generator. After my morning things, I went out to spray some weeds. Our spray thing didn't work so it took a while for Robby to work on it, and then for us to find a plan B. I still sprayed weeds for like an hour, and now I hope that the weed spray worked or I will be a tad disappointed.
  • Reagan had spent the night at a friend's house tonight, and she didn't come home until she had eaten an early lunch over there. Reagan was not going to miss hibachi for sure. She came home about the same time that Annie, the Wilson's dog, came over. Robby went early this morning for the dog to potty and walk around a little bit, but she spend the rest of the day.
  • Robby spend most of the day working outside-he mowed, washed the camper, and straightened his shop. He is still in a bit of pain-or maybe more discomfort now, so hopefully whatever it is that was bothering him is going away. 
  • I took Keaton to a friend's house around 1, and she stayed there until 3. Whitman and I then came to pick her up and go to the pool for a little bit. We were just there for about 2 hours, but oh, Whitman loves it and would have stayed longer.
  • Campbell had spend the night with a friend and then spend the day at the lake with the friend's family. They tubed, they fished (Campbell caught 13), they snacked, and Campbell came home with a sunburn-bless her! She will be cherry red tomorrow!
  • When I came home from the pool, I went with Robby to run a few errands-grocery store, picked up some supper and a mystery shop (where we had ice cream which just doesn't set well with me-it didn't last night so I knew not to eat it, but what did I do? I ate it and enjoyed it, and I also regretted it!)

June 21, 2024

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  • Today was Campbell's lucky day-her phone pretty much stopped working Wednesday night so she received a new to her phone (Robbys), and he got a new one. Both of their phones are the oldest of the families with Robby's being a little bit better than Campbell's and, of course, he does still work so they both traded up.
  • Reagan left early this morning to check on Annie for bit, go swimming at a friend's house, to bake cookies at another friend's house for a boy that broke his arm while ice skating with them the other day, and then to spend the night at another friend's house. I know she has had snow cones and then a few minutes later she sent a picture of a tray of Mexican food.
  • Keaton had spend the night at a friend's house last night and spend most of the time working on getting her back handspring. I think that she is pretty close, and she even spent some time working on it this afternoon after Campbell drove me to pick Keaton up.
  • We also picked up Shannon's dog Annie this afternoon for her to come and stay over here for a little bit. Her and Bentley have been fine, but neither of them have truly settled all day long-I think that they are both going to be completely worn out. 
  • Campbell left for a birthday party late this afternoon-first they ate at Larrys, then went to a movie, and finally finished the evening swimming. She isn't even coming home tonight because she is going to another friend's house to spend the night and then to the lake tomorrow.
  • Anderson and Graham went to Rock Creek tonight for the boys' Bible study and hang out time. I think that they had fun, but they came home hungry-and I don't think that the PeiWei leftovers that Robby bought at lunch is what they wanted for supper.
  • And finally, Whitman sent a good deal of time this afternoon packing for his mission trip. He leaves Sunday afternoon for Monticello with the 3rd through 5th graders at church. This will be his third year to go, but this is also his first year to go with out one or both of his big sisters there. 

June 20, 2024

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  • This was a rather busy day around here-at least I thought so, but the kids may not have agreed with me. I woke up and did all my things before anyone else woke up at all. It was a little bit warmer today so Bentley and I both came back from the walk panting.
  • Robby and I went to Costco and man, did we have fun. We have heard that Thursdays are the day that they put clothes on sale, and today it definitely was true. I bought a pair a pants for Anderson and Graham. Robby bought a pair too, and I found some joggers for me. Also Robby came home with 2 polos and a tshirt-each one of our items were a whopping 3 or 4 dollars each so that was a lot of fun.
  • This afternoon, of course, there was spelling plus Anderson applied for his first college. He has only toured OBU, so I encouraged him to go ahead and apply because why not have plenty of options. All my babies are quickly growing up.
  • Reagan left for pickleball and soon afterwards, we made pancakes and egg in the hole for supper. This is usually a favorite meal for most everyone. I told Robby that I wish we had a lot of meals like pancakes since it is easy and quick to make and a crowd pleaser.
  • Keaton left to spend the night at a friend's house this evening, and Shannon came over with a bedskirt possibly for Reagan at school and some clothes for the girls. Campbell tore through those clothes like she was on a game show finding herself 3 pairs of shorts and a tshirt. 
  • Now it is time for bed for me and this crew, but I have a mess to pick up in the living room and kitchen-when does that maid show up?

June 19, 2024

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  • Robby update-he did his CT scan early this morning, and thankfully, also he was able to see his results pretty early as well. His scan was great, no scary things were seen so that was good, but it doesn't help him feel any better. He will meet with his doctor early next week with a list of questions, list of symptoms, and a list of suggestions (one of my nurse friends has a list of labs to run.)
  • We both didn't sleep great last night plus we were up early, so when Robby did come home this morning, he hijacked my walk. I said that I was about to go on a walk, and he said that he would join me. Before I knew it, we were headed to Two Rivers with Bentley for a walk.
  • We walked for 3.5 miles-we were fine and had a good time, but Bentley was exhausted. Bless her! She is not used to all of that exercise and for the rest of the day, anytime I saw her, she was sound asleep.
  • I had thought that I was taking Graham to basketball this afternoon so I was walking out the door with Campbell, Keaton, and Whitman to run some errands while he was playing. However, Anderson walked out the door right behind Graham.
  • I offered to drive both of them, but Anderson said he would prefer to drive. They ended up getting home a little before we did. My first stop on my errands was a haircut for Whitman. I dropped Campbell and Keaton off at Target where they spend a gift card of Keatons. 
  • Then we ran to get Campbell's glasses tightened, before all dividing up and doing some speed shopping at Walmart, Whitman was happy to pick out his snacks for his mission trip which leaves on Sunday. I bought a few things for Reagan's dorm room while Campbell picked out a birthday present for a friend.
  • When we came home, I eventually did spelling with Whitman before we all headed to church for the kids' mission trip meetings. I went to Whitman's meeting first while Robby went to his and Graham's meeting. Then I went to Anderson and Reagan's meeting while Robby went to Keaton and Campbell's meeting. 
  • Reagan went to a friend's church tonight for water wars and then to Sonic where she still is. The rest of us stopped at ChickFilA for supper before coming home. I'm trying to make some bread tomorrow so I just started on that. 

June 18, 2024

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  • I had to wake all of my kids up except for Campbell this morning at 11 so they would be ready to go and eat lunch with the church youth. I'm not really sure how late they are staying up, but it must be pretty late. 
  • When they came downstairs, I was already in my chair having done all my morning chores and walk. It is like we are all living in different time zones around here. 
  • They all went to lunch at Lost-except for Whitman who got to do spelling with me. Soon everyone was home, and for some reason I believe that they didn't actually get their chores and school work accomplished today. There is tomorrow, but I did mention last night that I had a special camp to sign them up for if they didn't finish all of their assigned tasks soon-Constitution Camp. (Now you may be sending your kids there, but my kids would think this is absolute torture!)
  • Tonight Reagan went to Bible study, Anderson went to basketball and to a friend's house to swim, and Campbell went to a friend's house. Robby and I had intended to go to the grocery store, but milk is on sale tomorrow, and we needed more from Sams than Kroger. 
  • It is still early in the evening, but Reagan has made it home from her Bible study, Anderson has made it to his second destination, and Campbell has to be picked up in a little while. 
  • Robby has a CT scan early in the morning so hopefully, we will get some answers by Thursday. 

June 17, 2024

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  • Things moved quickly this morning with the results of Robby's Thursday test. His doctor suggested he go and see someone since the gallbladder didn't look right on the test. He then had an appointment at 3, but that doctor didn't feel like it was the gallbladder so he has ordered a CT scan. Hopefully, the scan will be soon, but it is not yet scheduled so again we wait. 
  • I don't think that any of the kids were up before 11:30 this morning, possibly even later. When Graham came downstairs he was surprised that I had been on a walk already-he was even more surprised when I told him that I had been on two walks already.
  • I guess they are enjoying supper to the fullest-and I do take it back. Reagan left around 10:30. She went to a friend's house, and then they rode together to eat and then to a Bible study at a church. Afterwards, they met a bunch more friends at the skating rink and skated until one of the guys, who she didn't really know, possibly broke his arm. 
  • Anderson wasn't able to go to the dentist when the others did a few weeks ago, so he went today. He was pretty confident that he didn't have cavities; however, he was wrong. They did say that he has the cleanest teeth ever, but his cavities are between the teeth. Also it was said that some people just need to floss, and he is one of those people. Thankfully, he didn't take having cavities as hard as Campbell did.
  • Reagan was just getting home when the others, except for Whitman, left for Raymar for a Bible study tonight. They will be gone for a while plus Campbell is bringing home one friend. Whitman just walked through the living room with his supper, so I guess that I will find me something to eat.