Thanks so much for your love and prayers! Today is a marvelous day. Mostly because I’m choosing to be a thankful, grateful person who recognizes the huge blessings in my life, instead of a stinky person who can’t see past her own nose.
God is so good!
Today is Pack and Prepare Day at our house. So far, we’ve washed out used water bottles and filled them with kool-aid, made rice krispies treats, put mini-marshmallows and cheese crackers in snack baggies, and chosen which 4 Groovy Girls get to make the trip with each Human Girl.
On the to-do list: put songs for Livi and Ava on Gabe’s iPod Shuffle and my MP3 player, make peanut butter cookies and banana bread, go grocery shopping, take books back to the library, mail some books (2 more orders of 3!), make sandwiches, laundry, pack clothes and stuff, print out some license plate games…you get the point.
Gabe’s camera isn’t working properly (eek!), so that’s a prayer request.
Here’s our itinerary:
Wednesday–leave at 7:30a.m. for Akron Zoo, spend most of the day there, head to my friend Missy’s house around 2:30, food and fellowship, spend the night.
Thursday–leave Missy’s around 8:30a.m., meet Nichole and her little one at the Cleveland Zoo at 10:00, have a fun!, fun! time, spend the night at Nichole’s.
Friday–leave early for the Erie Zoo, see some animals, drive 2ish hours to hotel in Pittsburgh, SWIM!, sleep.
Saturday–up and at ’em early, head to the super-cool Pittsburgh Zoo, zoo ’til we drop, drive 3 hours home
Sunday–church, potluck, CRASH, recover
Monday–put everything away. blog. get ready for school on Wednesday.
I’ll let you know Monday if this 4-zoos-in-4-days adventure was a.) awesome and exhilarating, b.) exhausting and a bit much, or c.) the DUMBEST thing we’ve ever done.
I’m optimistically hoping for a. Yet realistic about my expectations for my dear family at the same time.
Have a great week! Talk to you soon!