I am hopeful that now summer is here, school is completed, other activities have wound down... that we will be able to slow down a bit. It seems that we have just been in a constant flurry of activity for weeks on end. I do like being busy, to an extent, but it has been so hectic, I've been feeling stressed! So now that summer is here I shall take a slow, deep breath and blow the stress away! for a few days anyways!
On Saturday my ladies group held a TEA and sewing/bake sale at the hall. I was asked to organize it. So I was busy with that all week. Working every day, then coming home making phone calls, sewing and baking. I don't know what possessed me to take that task on ! Any ways, it was a big success and we made $1000. which goes to good causes such as the cancer project.
In a few more days, Kayla's younger Brother and sister will be joining us. Her other brother Troy, is already with us since September. They have been looking forward to coming to BC for months. They had hoped to be here with Kayla for her final time on this planet, but of course that didn't happen due to her health deteriorating so quickly. The only thing that has gotten them through the last few weeks, is knowing that their dad was bringing them to BC when school finished.
We want to make this a wonderful summer for them. We are planning lots of trips to the lake and the beach. Sleepovers at the different cousins. We have lots of cousins locally for them to spend time with. Home base is my place though, as their Dad stays with us . So that will bring our household tally to nine. My three kids are all grown up and working so they will be a big help. I dont think they will have to worry about being lonely!
This weekend, Heidi and I had a girls roadtrip. It was a spontaneous decision. On Sunday morning we just decided to drive up to visit Grandma and Grandad. With a load of CDs we headed out for the 4.5 hour drive. It was gorgeous weather and the roads were great. We got there in time to crash Grandmas party! We stayed there the night , had a nice visit with my sister and her family who live next door to Grandma. Then at 230 we headed back home, as I am working night shift tonight. We brought back a couple of boxes of the most wonderful juicy cherries that Heidi and Grandad picked this morning. Did I mention that Grandma and Grandad live in orchard country?
That drive used to feel so long, but after experiencing the frequent 16 hour drives to Edmonton to visit Kayla, this little journey seems like a short ride in the country!
My mom comes down to us next weekend for a couple of days, then she will take Heidi and Troy up to her place for about 10 days. They are really looking forward to it. Also it will give the little kids a chance to make themselves at home here without Heidi and Troy bossing them around!
So expect lots of posts and photos of kids over the summer!
Have a great week Everyone. Hopefully I will be able to post more regularly now.