April feels like it was a whole entire century ago.
And going through these pictures makes me miss it already.
We spent a whole bunch of time at all kinds of tennis courts.HERE.)
Lucy has made up a few different rounds of birthday party invitations. Here's one:
Let's note that her birthday is in October.
She has a few months to work up some new versions.
I don't have the heart to break it to her that we only do birthday parties every other year and she had one last year. I think I may let this one slide.
We got heart attacked as we were getting ready to move. They left us this note with a treat.
Keeping it real:
...and something not-so-refreshing about finding a strong guy like this in the house you're moving into:
Lucy did her first oral report at school.
Speaking of friends, we got to connect with these ones again when we went into the big city for Max's volleyball tournament.
The boys played so well in this tournament. It was kind of a turning point for the season.
These boys have become the best of friends over the last few months.
More on this season later. But this was a pretty fun tournament.
Grace worked hard on all kinds of different projects.
And we moved.
It is so weird what a record-keeper I am and I only got two measley pictures of the actual move.
We had a big group help us carry a ton of boxes and big stuff over.
We had another group help us pack up a ton at the old house.
We had people come help us unload at the new house.
We had sweet dinners brought by kind neighbors.
But all I have to document of all that is this:
We are here.
And we love this house.
And this is the only picture I have of that:
HERE). No bingo games. We just sat and watched.
And it was GOOD, I tell you.
For more about conference click HERE and HERE.
Trying to figure out jobs and cleaning to keep this place up.
So these boys jumped out and lifted the car up to help change that thing.
Did I mention these are nice boys?
So many trips back and forth from house to house with my car filled with stuff like this:
We got right to work baking in the new house.
I think Lucy is Max's #1 fan.
How cute are they being so nice to these girls of mine?
Lucy's soccer season got all wrapped up.
We had a little end-of-season party to celebrate the good work these girls have put in.
So very grateful for him.
I can never get enough of desert sunsets.
Another thing that makes me happy is when other people capture perfect moments of my children.
We love this game and have played it a LOT lately.
It's called "Hedbanz" (HERE ).
My nice friend sent me a pic. of Lucy's field trip.
My children claim we never have any food.
I'm pretty sure we do.
We prepared for Easter.
As soon as Lucy heard the voice though, she got a big smile and said "Grandfather!"
Oh my word, I love that Easter Bunny.
Wish I had a close-up of these Easter Bunnies the girls made:
But Elle takes way better pics than I do:
We love Rummikub too.
I think we played a lot of games in April to make up for the fact that we were so distracted with house stuff trying to get done.
These girls know how to make up their own kind of fun:
It was very exciting.
Sock curls (HERE).
Impromptu (accidental) twins with one of our favorite recent graduates who was home for Easter.
First all-nighter (almost) for her English project.
Love that my sis got to come visit.
(More botanical garden pics back HERE.)
Got to spend some time with these favorite friends:
Love this bubbly girl of mine.
Frozen yogurt for FHE with our main driver Elle (minus Dave who had to leave early).
Golden scholar ceremony for kids with outstanding grades.
Lucy is dead to the world every weekday morning, but is bright-eyed and ready for the day early, early, early on the weekends.
Claire and the guy who is helping us out with our yard matched one day. I had to get a picture.
(Which I am :)
On to May.
Honestly I'm hyper ventilating this month. I've got to get things under control.