(This is actually a picture from swimming lessons last month...I need to take the camera to the pool!)
We bought a family pass for our local swimming pool, and have been having a blast. It would be nice to have a pool in our backyard, but since we don't this is the next best thing. We have been frequenting the pool atleast 3 times a week if not more. It has really gotten hot in the past few weeks, and this has been a great outlet for our family. Sometimes Shawn even takes them when he gets off work, and it allows me to cook dinner in peace!
This picture is about a year old, but I still love it!Life would not be the same without the 'Dad's' in my life. It has been wonderful to watch Shawn grow through the years. Our kids adore him. I love watching their faces light up when they hear the garage open, and see him walk through the door.
I am thankful for my own Dad, and the relationship that I have with him. He is a great man with alot of wisdom. He does have his quirks, but I love him just the same. I know that he would anything for me.
If that wasn't enough, I am so blessed to have married into a great family. Shawn's dad, step-dad, and Grandpa are all great men. I am honored to be able to know each of them. They are all very wonderful, but I have to say that his Grandpa holds a special place in my heart. I grew up never having one. My dad's parents died before I was born, and my mom's dad had also passed. I have really enjoyed getting to know 'Grandpa.' He is always smiling, and such fun to visit with. It is nice for me to be able to say that I have a Grandpa even it it is through marriage.
Week 25It seems like just in the last week or so...things have really heated up in my neck of the woods. With temps in the 100's, I am so thankful for AIR CONDITIONING! Whoever was inspired by that invention is awesome. I really don't know how people live with out it. Now all I need to do is convince my hubby to lower the thermostat below 86 degrees (he thinks that if it is any lower it makes our downstairs-which is partially underground- too cold). Any ideas would be appreciated! :)
I really believe in the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." I am doing my best to raise my children to become capable, loving adults...but I know that I could not do it alone. I think it is important for children to have many adults in their lives that they can look up to. I am so thankful for the wonderful teachers in my kids lives. Caden's primary teacher's had their last Sunday in our ward today. They are moving to go to school in Utah. Today Caden made them a card, and we baked them some cookies. They came over and spent a little bit of time with Caden today. I really am going to miss them and the influence that they have had on my little boys life. It was nice to know that someone loved and cared for him as much as I do.
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