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1. Being a mom is one of the greatest joys in my life. These past few weeks I have had the time and energy to take two children to state bowling tournament, run a 5K with one of them, go on two field trips, throw a bridal shower and bachelorette party for one, graduate one from high school and enroll him in college, and help coach two softball games. This week I haven't had to take off work to take care of a sick child or to do all that needs to be done to get another one ready to get married. I've been available. Oh, and I will get to go with our family to watch our daughter and son-in-law say their vows on the beach in Cozumel. I have an amazing, hard-working husband who does all he can so that I can have the privilege to be home to take care of my children and their needs, and to be here to experience each and every minor and major milestone. I wouldn't miss this for any amount of money in the world. This is the best job I have ever had.

2. This month of no school went by SO FAST! We have hardly had time to enjoy the time off because of all of the activity. I can't believe that when we get back from Kyndal's destination wedding in a little over a week that it will be time to start our summer school schedule. (insert tears here)

3. Speaking of destination wedding ... tomorrow we will be leaving Missouri to head to this ...

4. I have not planted one thing in my vegetable garden this year. We have been so busy this month that there just has not been time. I hope to at least get tomatoes and jalapeƱos planted as soon as we get back from our trip. That may be it for us this year.

5. In exactly 12 hours from the time of this posting, my oldest child will be saying "I do" to her new husband at a small church wedding ceremony in front of family. She has waited her whole life for this day. And then when the ceremony is over she and Collin get to go watch the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals play baseball. What a perfect way for these two to spend their wedding night! I love that my kids are individuals and do things outside the norm. It's what makes their lives joyful, and I am proud of them for that.


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