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Friday, May 25, 2007

Ahhhhhh, Summer!

Finally, something resembling summer has arrived. This weekend, the long Memorial Day weekend, marks the unofficial start of my favorite season. I absolutely love the warm weather, and absolutely hate working in the summer. I blame that on my father, who never made me work while I was a teenager. The warm nights, the cool mornings, the birds, the breeze, the summer food - all of it!! At least I only work 1/2 days on Fridays (my job has "summer hours").

This summer's schedule is revolving around when/if we get our puppy. Scheduled to be born next week, we're hoping, if all goes well, we'll be bringing her home around July 25 - still enough time to enjoy the warm weather and all the fun stuff that goes along with having a puppy. The kids schedules - that's another story. Every year it's like a giant puzzle between planning summer camp, child care, my vacation time, and other activities.

This year the kids will once again be going to 4-H Camp Brisol for two weeks (not consecutively) in July (During which Mark and I go out to a different restaurant every night - it's a vacation for us, too! We rush home from work, get changed, and off we go!). The main goal for summer childcare - to get the kids off the computer, away from the TV, and out of the house.

The view from May 25: the summer stretches out ahead of us...with nothing but sunny days (and a great thunderstorm or two, or three) and hanging out on the porch in sight...!

1 comment:

leenie said...

Hi Bakers. What a surprise, your very own Blog. Judi, you are an excellent writer. Maybe being an author with no set work hours is in your future.
The picture of Casey is just precious.
We can't wait for Niagra on the Lake tomorrow. See you then!

Ken and Lena