Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter weekend recap

Hope everyone is recovered from their weekend. I sure hope I am, because I didn't do a lick of housework or laundry. So I know what I'm doing this morning...  I have some excuse, though.  I had some mighty full days this weekend. Brian was out of town and I had a lot of stuff on my plate. Saturday morning, I had Easter choir rehearsal at 10:30. It was nearly 1 by the time I left the church building from that. I had to make a stop to hunt up something to use for the kids' Easter baskets on my way home. So that left me getting home a bit after 2.

Then Halle and I went to see the Hannah Montana movie together. She redeemed her Christmas stocking coupon for "1 movie with the parent of your choice" so we could have a mommy/daughter date. Call me a sucker, but I liked the movie. I wouldn't even mind having the soundtrack (especially if it includes Rascal Flatts singing "Bless the Broken Road"). Just don't ask me to dance the "Hoedown Throwdown." Nothing good would come of it. 

Hung out with the kids the rest of the evening and hit the hay around 10ish since I needed to be up early for Easter. Unfortunately, it took me a while to fall asleep and then I kept waking up every hour or so through the night ... for some reason I tend to do that when I know I need to get up early. Wound up getting up around 5:30 to play Easter Bunny for the kids and get ready for church. Left at 6:30 so I could grab a couple boxes of donuts to take with me. Since the choir/worship team was going to be at church from 7-12:30, we all brought something to share/snack on between services. We had 3 services beginning at 8am. The second service was packed, and it made it even warmer than usual in the auditorium. But the singing was great... I could have sung all day if it wasn't for the standing up part!

Got home a little after 1 and grabbed the kids for lunch. We went to Outback (saw another family from church there, too). Then after we got home from there, I took a nap because I was plumb tired out. It sure felt good. Just kinda chilled the rest of the evening. So today I pay the piper: laundry, some housework, and probably grocery-shopping to round it out.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Happy April

I started to title this post 'Appy April, but then I thought folks might think I had an appendectomy... thus the boring title above.

Things are still moving at a breakneck pace around here, although yesterday was refreshingly laid-back. We actually had NO outside commitments. Didn't do a whole lot of anything, which was a nice change from the usual way things go. Joel stayed outside for a good part of the day and wound up with a sunburned neck (thankfully he was wearing long sleeves). 

Brian and Noah are leaving for Denver in the morning. Brian has a quick trip there to brief a General about something, and we had an airline voucher that was due to expire soon... so he took the opportunity to treat Noah to a father/son trip. They should have a lot of free time tomorrow to do some stuff together. They'll be back Tuesday night.

Spring break starts Wednesday afternoon for Emily. She doesn't go back to school until the 20th. There is a chance she will have play rehearsals during break... unless too many people will be out of town. This year's musical is "Grease," and she is playing the "Teen Angel" role (rewritten for the movie... Frankie Avalon's part). The really fun part of this is (and I am being totally tongue-in-cheek here) is that the dates for her play coincide with Halle's piano recital and a Christian music festival at which we are supposed to be helping man a CR booth.  It is going to be wicked crazy here that weekend in May, let me tell you!

Speaking of Emily and school... she is not going back next year. There have been a lot of changes in the last 3 years she has been there and most of them aren't ones we are too happy with. So she is going to finish up and complete her senior year here at home, probably with UN-L (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and their online high school. She doesn't have too many credits left, since she had 8 classes a day the last 2 years.  And it will be loads cheaper than the $8K we were spending on this school for a year. Hopefully she will be able to get a part-time job as well to save up some $$ for college and stuff. The other cool thing about UN-L's program is that it's self-paced, so she can finish up as quickly as she wants... knock out the easier subjects (like English) and take as much time as she needs with others (like chemistry, if she decides to take it).

Anyhoo, the rest of April will be challenging as well. Just as spring break is ending, Brian will leave for another TDY and be gone another 9-10 days. Then he'll have one full week at home before we take the RV down to Malibu for the Pepperdine Lectures. Should be fun.... will get to see folks we haven't seen in a long time!

Heading to bed in a few minutes, after the dryer is done. Had to wash jeans for Noah to take to Denver with him and they are still going. 

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