it's been so boring around here i couldn't even post about it. kids out of school. but it's been soooo hot and with gas sooo expensive we haven't been able to do anything. we did go to the mall last week just to get some exercise. monkey loved it but big c was bored. and i am working on my contract so they get to veg in front of the tv every afternoon. yuck!! i hate that! so i make them turn it off and play a game or do puzzles or something crafty. big c did start a blog! (thanks julie!) he is enjoying that. and yesterday was nice enough to go out for an hour without turning into burnt toast. we cleaned out our mud room in preparation for our HUGE 4th of July party. last year we had 80 people. please come if you are in the area! :)
today we are headed to see kung fu panda. i'm not thrilled but monkey is. i think big c would rather see the hulk but that's way too much for monkey. last night i rented the other boleyn girl. i read the book last year and loved it. her books are amazing. and since i am an english history nut it was even better. but the movie. i highly recommend it. i think it stuck to the true historical events very well. and it followed the book pretty well too. if you liked the book you will probably like the movie. so get it!
this weekend hubby is not working! woo-hoo!! can't believe it! so we are going to paint the picnic table and put flowers in my hanging baskets and do some painting to the carport. we have been hosting this 4th party for 7 years and every year we put off all the work until the weekend before. not this year. we are getting a head start!
and i am planning to lead a bible study in the fall. i have been in a bible study with the same women for 7 years. and this past study we did beth moore and i led it. it was amazing! and since i'm so comfortable with these women it was easy. but i have volunteered to lead one for mom's that i don't know. should be interesting!
i finally talked my husband into taking a vacation. because he is self-employed, if he doesn't work he doesn't get paid. and we live paycheck to paycheck believe me! but i convinced him that taking 2 days off of work is not going to ruin us. and the kids need to get away with him for a while too. so in july we are going to the biltmore house. i have lived in north carolina almost my whole life and have never been there. i'm excited!!!
big c is going to the beach with his friend caden in a week. i'm a little worried. i know they will look after him well but he is not the best swimmer in the world and that freaks me out some. since i won't be there to control the situation. but i have to let go sometime right? yikes!