Tuesday, May 23, 2006

May Madness

Well, we are almost at the end of what must surely have been the busiest month of the year for us. The last weekend of April we traveled to Iowa to visit my parents and siblings. When we returned we celebrated Nathan's birthday on the 2nd, and then began preparations for David's birthday party the following week. We enjoyed a brief visit with Aunt Veronica and Grandma. How wonderful it was for Veronica to take the kids out and play soccer and watch the kids play in the sand for hours on end! Then there was Joshua's 3rd birthday to enjoy on the tenth of May, and David's birthday party on the 13th (is anyone sick of cake yet?). We rolled right into the week before our camping trip and all of this, combined with school and "regular" chores was enough to take my breath away! We camped for two days on Lake Murphysboro and it was so beautiful and "relaxing" that I can't wait to go back. Now it is Tuesday and we are about to have more company for Ben's graduation. I am traveling to Iowa for a brief visit to see my niece Jessica graduate with honors on Friday night, and will return in time to attend Jeana & Jonathan's reception at the Ranch from 2-4 PM. Ben graduates on Sunday, and on Monday, May 29th, we will celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary:-)

I hate to blog about being busy, but I just wanted to let everyone know I am still alive! I'll blog more in June:-)