Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The husband finished up his fourth semester with Texas A & M this last weekend. He did well-excellent actually and his finishing has given our family a much needed respite. After much wrestling, thinking and praying, we decided all of us needed a rest from his schooling so he is taking this summer off. That means that after a year of him working every.single.weekend and studying during the week, we actually get a summer with him around.
I can't tell you how excited I am.
It will be a much-needed rest from all the busyness and will get me in gear for next year.
We plan to go to the beach, swim, make home-made ice cream, garden, wrestle/play, ride bikes and read. Steve and I will probably sit around the chimenia quite a bit as well after the kids have gone to bed.
Bliss I tell ya.
Pure, unaltered bliss.
School will let out for Steve and Isaac in two weeks and then the fun/rest begins. Steve's only commitment this summer is teaching summer school-which is great! We also have a family camping trip planned and a family trip to Disneyland to look forward to. Pretty much, we're getting spoiled rotten this summer. But the rest is needed. Without it, it would've been hard to face another year like this one. However, with rest, I think we all feel like we can run another marathon come fall.
Even though this last year has been busy with the addition of Elliana to our family, Steve teaching two new classes for a total of four preps (four different classes) and a very heavy grad school schedule, God has helped us. And all of the hard work makes this summer just that much sweeter.
So that's it!! Bring on the s'mores. I'm ready.