Friday, August 14, 2015

Where Did the Summer Go?

Why does it seem that summer vacation goes by sooooo fast?
We've done a lot of fun things this summer. I am happy that we
got to do some really awesome things that Emily loved. First off,
we got to go to the Cumberland County Playhouse to see Mary Poppins.
This is one of our favorite musicals so it would have been great in
any case, but CCPH does such a professional job with their productions
so we always LOVE going there.

Emily really loves musicals and especially plays.
One of her favorites is Les Miserables. We learned that
the Tennessee Valley Players was putting on a production
at UT this summer so we took over there to see it.
It was very nicely done. (disclaimer--we usually watch
the movie with Clear Play-which mutes out profanity-and the
show did have a few words that we forgot about since we
don't usually hear them) Emily loved the show. 

Of course, you already know, she went to PCC for drama camp. She
had a great time. I'd say she'll probably want to go back next summer. 

We went to my mom's house for a couple of days. We had a wonderful
visit with her. 

One evening, several of our church ladies got together to make
spring rolls (this was not the official word for them)
We've had a lady visiting who knows how to make a lot
of authentic foreign foods and so she taught us how to make them. 
I didn't get a pic of the whole group. :(  It was fun.

And of course, she's had a few sleepovers. Those are always
fun for girls. 

We went last weekend to St Stephen SC for 
Summer Spectacular 2015 at Life Baptist Church
where Bro Alfred Willis pastors. My husband
and I don't do many camp meeting type meetings.
There is simply not enough time to go to them all. 
But, we usually go to Bro Willis' meeting every year.
We've gotten to know his church people and have made
many great friends. It is always a time of refreshing for us.

~And it always marks the end of our summer vacation.
Usually, we start right back with school the following week.
We are planning to start a week later this year than we normally
do. It's just been such a busy, jam-packed summer that I didn't 
all we needed (school wise) taken care of till a couple of
weeks ago. But, alas, all the books and DVD's have now arrived.
The older she gets and the closer she gets to graduating, the more
I dread it. 

But, there you have it. That's the highlights. We've had fun. 
Now, it's time to get back to work.

***Weight loss update***
FINALLY....I hit a plateau for a couple of weeks but I finally
lost another pound. So that puts me at 20! Yay me! And my
little hubby is doing great. He still hasn't weighed but I can
tell that he's probably at least 20 to 25 lbs. That's kind of the
way that Atkins works. You might lose 5 lbs in a week and then
it might be a couple weeks before you see another loss. The
key is to stay focused, stay consistent, and don't get 
discouraged. So far, so good...


Tammy said...

You always have a busy summer. and school year! Ministry just makes life that way. So glad you got to spend some time doing things that you enjoy! My daughter loves musicals too. She loves Oklahoma and Singing in the Rain.

Tammy said...

It DOES seem like we always have busy summers. lol. And, we didn't even try to do a garden this year. (we planted a few little things just for daily eating, but not for canning) It's a good thing we didn't. I'd have never gotten it done. That's so neat that your daughter like musicals too. Emily really loves Oklahoma and Singin' in the Rain too. We've been collecting old musicals on VHS for a good while now. She started out with quite a list that she wanted, and through all our "thrifting", we have found all but one. We've not gotten to watch them all yet, but we will get to it. Probably in the fall... :)