I posted a picture I took of myself with my self timer. Fortunately, my photo software was able to sharpen the image because I haven't figured out how to tell my camera how to focus before the 10 seconds are up.
You will also see a picture of me with the kids on their first day of school last week. It was Wednesday, August 13, 2008. We treated them to a donut breakfast before taking them all to school. They were so excited to wear their new school clothes and see their friends. A did not even give me a hug. She just sat down where she was supposed to & with a huge grin on her face. I was so shocked & surprised that I just talked with some of the other moms, waved to her and I was out the door. I thought, "that was easy!" You have to understand last year at pre-k she would hug on my leg & beg me not to leave. The teachers would have to pry her away from me as she cried her eyes out. I remember when K went to Kindergarten. I had to choke back the tears as I saw my first born begin her school years. If it were not for having a very long summer, with not much time to myself, I might have found myself doing the same thing since A is our last. After I dropped the kids off to school I went to the floor store to look around & get some ideas of prices. I then rushed home to read more of Breaking Dawn. Hubby & I had a nice quiet lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, checked out progress on new home and did some grocery shopping before picking the kids up from school. All kids agreed it was a successful first day of 8th grade, 4th grade and Kindergarten!
The next photo is of Dad & kids. Every year right before school hubby gives the kids a Father's Blessing. This is a special prayer for each child. We did this during our Family Home Evening on Monday, August 11, 2008. The kids are so still & quiet...reverent as the prayers are given and you can feel the sweet spirit of the Holy Ghost. It is a great way to start off the school year!
Today I met with the builder at our home site & spoke to the city engineer about our drainage issues. The development does not have sewer or curbs. Therefore we will have to bury a huge drainage pipe to drain the water. Anyway, I witnessed the framing crew putting up the tallest peak of our home. It is a miracle to see how they have built our home. We go almost every day so I have seen it go up little by little; but I still just marvel as I look at it. I feel blessed beyond measure.
I guess that is enough writing for today. Until next time...be grateful...it's the secret to happiness!