This summer break has been a difficult one. We started summer with our house fully under construction-furniture everywhere, floors ripped up and dust carpeting every surface. As soon as we began to get that completely put back together our air-conditioning broke, leaving us hot, sweaty and useless (and broke!). I also spent the summer working a lot and feeling allll the Mom guilt about ignoring my children and not curating the perfect pinterest-worthy summer to stimulate their brains and fill my instagram feed with pictures.
This summer was also filled with uncertainty about the future-how in the world are we going to afford diabetes? Should I get another job? Where should that job be? Should we try and relocate somewhere? What if we don’t like the new director at the girls school? (it’s a montessori and their new director doesn’t come from montessori-what if she changes everything?) If I start working more, I can’t home school if we hate it!? I spent many hours worrying, looking at options and praying asking over and over-what should we do?
It wasn’t until I accepted a job at a restaurant and worked a shift that I had a moment of clarity. From there my prayers changed from “what should we do?” to “I know what I want to do and what I don’t want to do-please, please help us do that.” And like a switch flipping, opportunity has become abundantly available to us. Unfortunately, money has not begun raining down from the heavens BUT it is there if we work hard enough for it. And so for now we’re staying, and working and living our best life these last couple weeks of summer:
We ate fish burgers with coleslaw.
We cheated at chutes and ladders (we were even playing it for FHE you guys!!)
We drank Endless Summers.
- 1 CAN THROWBACK MOUNTAIN DEW
- 1/2 CUP GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
- 1/4 CUP POMEGRANATE JUICE
- 3 KEY LIMES
- Mix soda and juices.
- Add the juice of all 3 limes adding them for garnish.
- Sip and Enjoy!
We went for lots of late-night summer walks
And looked at desert moons.
We played with cousins.
And ate chocolate cobbler
And played way, WAY too much minecraft.
We even went to the library once!
And learned to walk (and wield a weapon).
Baked bread and fancy Sunday dinner.
Played in the river with the scouts.
Finally went to Little Jamaica!
And enjoyed some amazing summer storms.
It’s been an eventful summer with lots and lots of growing. But it’s been a good one and I’m sad to see it over just as it was getting good. I can’t wait to see what this school year has in store for the Davis Family!!