I know not everyone loves Disney as much as our crew, so let’s take a tiny break today and just chat, shall we?
There’s really nothing I love more than sipping sweet tea with a good friend in my living room and shooting the breeze. Welcome to my virtual living room, y’all.
A wait at the DMV. This week I had to renew my driver’s license. Yes, I know you’re on pins and needles from that excitement. Let’s just say the DMV has completely changed since I last visited 12 years ago. You can now reserve your spot in line with your phone, thus negating any long waits. I parked my car at 2:26 and got back in at 2:52. License renewed, picture taken, fee paid. I believe we call that a #dmvmiracle It was sad to say goodbye to 29yo Kathryn, though. She was cute.
Sweet alone time. While I wouldn’t necessarily encourage one to lose her voice, that’s exactly what happened to me last weekend. Right after eighth grade graduation on Thursday (post coming soon), I started feeling a little crummy. By Friday afternoon, I could feel it and by Saturday I was in bed the entire day. Never once, throughout the weekend, did I change out of my pajamas. It was not pretty. But, the beauty in all of that was the quiet house I inherited late Saturday night. I couldn’t sleep so I pulled up a few podcasts and really relished in some words of wisdom. Scott and I have long been talking about making some little changes, which should lead to major ones, around here. After this weekend, I think we’re ready.
The best doctor. If you follow me over on the ‘gram or Twitter, you know that half our house was battling the crud. When I found myself at the same doctor TWICE in one day, I knew I’d set a new record. There’s something pretty awesome though, about a doctor who says, “Next time, just call and I’ll prescribe the meds over the phone. Save yourself a trip!” He’s pretty awesome. And he’s an Aggie. Double win.
The sweetest gesture. The girls have figured out PowerPoint. Two days ago, they shushed us out of the office so they could “work.” When we were invited back in, they played the sweetest PowerPoint. Each family member had a slide, with a photo they dug up from our old computer, and a list of things they know and love about this family member. One of my favorites? “Scott: He loves and I mean loves his children.”
Calling all Chicago lovers. Get excited for the 10-year-old trip! Anna-Laura has chosen Chicago and I couldn’t be more stoked. We postponed her trip to the fall since we just got back from Disney with my parents. It should be awesome, but boy, do I need some suggestions. Hit me with your best ones. It’s just me and one kid for this one. Can’t wait!
The frosh has a schedule. That’s right, the incoming ninth grader met with the principal this week to set his freshman schedule for the fall. I almost blacked out when I saw the words “Pre AP” and “degree plan.” Yes, I’m really that old now. On the other hand, it was so incredibly exciting to see your oldest diving into this new life. This new adventure that awaits. It’s hard to describe. As much as I’m in denial that we’re in this stage of parenthood, it’s also so much fun to see your kid with his whole life ahead of him. All that, while his younger sister crawled around on the floor!
Around the web. Rachel wrote this post about summer. Don’t I know it. Fr. Leo had this to say about Caitlyn Jenner. And, before you go shaking your head, I think it may be my most favorite reflection ever on this topic. Full of compassion, humility and respect. I loved it. Above all, love.
With that, I’ll call it a night.