We have had a busy last couple of weeks. I'll start with Saturday, the 16th. Every year the men of the churches around Montana go on a Wilderness Trek. Ed was not able to go this year, but Gage and Steve did. So that left Jenny and Darci husbandless. In past years we have spent a lot of time together while our husbands are gone. This year we did the same even though my husband was not gone! Thursday evening I was able to leave my children home and go "hang out" with the girls. Darci made Amish Friendship bread and we watched the Olympics. Friday we went over for all the kids to play together. The girls all went in the bedrooms and we didn't see or hear of them for several hours! That evening they all came over here for pizza - Darci was wanting Papa Johns Pizza which is here in Bozeman, not Belgrade. We went for some Cold Stone Ice Cream after that. Saturday was the Potato Festival in Manhattan. We went mostly for the parade. Here is one of the floats. Thought it was too funny.
Last week was busy with lots of different things. I painted my classroom at the church building (just needed a fresh coat - am going to try and paint the trim this week). I also worked a lot. Tuesday we had an all day orientation meeting. I also worked on the payroll several days. Plus we went camping on Friday. Gina had a great idea about getting college age kids from around the stat together for a campout. She picked a spot by Georgetown Lake (she grew up in Anaconda and knew of a good place there that was centrally located for others to come to). I was the provider/cook for the food for the weekend. So I spent time getting that ready and packing the camper. We had a nice turnout. 6 kids came from here, 2 from Great Falls and 1 from Anaconda.
Halee did it too.
We got the trailhead and turned around. They wanted to climb the rock again. This time Ed climbed too and then jumped off. Well, they had to do that too.
Monday morning I had to do a "mock run" on the bus. We have a new school opening and they wanted to see how times were going to work out. After route, I spent 3 hours giving my bus a good cleaning before school starts on Wednesday. So today is our last "lazy" day of the summer. So far we are enjoying it. I have a haircut appointment at 11 and the girls have a dentist appointment at 1. We have to find a water bottle for Hannah for school (the last school supply we need). Hopefully a lazy evening before the rest of the week. It is already full with Wednesday being school and bible class. Thursday we have gymnastics after school (Hannah is in 1st grade and will go to school every day) and I have a bible class teacher meeting. Friday we will head up to camp where I am the assistant cook for the weekend. Whew! I'm tired already!