Monday, April 23, 2012

The one about being busy, walking turtles, and other ridiculous stuff

This past week has been busy! In addition to the usual hurrying and scurrying around with the carpool and dance and whatnot, I've been trying to firm up the summer plans and get a bit organized: 

~ There was supposed to be a showing on the house last week, so we frantically began cleaning the house. After cleaning all morning, the agent never showed or called or returned our agent's phone calls.

~ The above incident made me ponder why there are so many rude and unprofessional real estate agents. Wouldn't it just be common courtesy to (a) return our agent's phone calls and (b) to let us/him know that the buyers had changed their mind about viewing our house?

~ The Boy's BFF came over and they went for a long bike ride and then took his turtle for a walk.

~ No, sadly, that wasn't a joke.

~ We've decided to participate in another exchange this summer, although we will only be hosting, since The Princess will not be able to visit France this year. Her name is Roxane and we are still firming up the dates that she will be here, but The Princess is very excited to, hopefully, improve her French over the summer!

~ The Boy has a summer job, although he is still not sure when he will begin working. He'll be working with a friend in the friend's father's ice cream store. He is very excited to start making some money!

~ We've also been trying to work out dates for the kid's cousin to come visit for a bit and for The Princess to attend a summer ballet intensive and for both kids to take the SAT/ACT exams.

~ I've decided that the summers are just not long enough! I've also decided that making the kids go back to school in the middle of August is just not right!

~ The Princess spent the weekend at a church camp retreat called "Happening." Long time followers may recall that The Boy went to Happening a couple of years ago. I've been quite bad about taking photos and documenting our lives lately, but I did remember to get the camera out for this!

The Princess before she left. She was obviously thrilled with the Mamarazzi.

It rained all weekend, but as we drove into the camp to pick The Princess up the sun was shining and it turned into a beautiful afternoon. The lovely old oak trees were draped across the road and the resurrection ferns were all green and happy...

The chapel was decorated with posters for all of the "candidates"...

(Mr. Wonderful was busy searching for the restroom as I searched for The Princess's name)

I found a couple of posters with her name...

and then I saw this one, which was pretty exciting! Someone reads this blog! Woo Hoo!

We spied The Princess...and enjoyed the chapel service.

And then it was time to go home. 

While Mr. Wonderful and The Princess gathered all her stuff from the cabin, I took photos.

It is such a beautiful area with the Spanish Moss swaying gracefully in the breeze and the sunlight filtering through the beautiful oaks...

~The Princess had a great weekend and made some wonderful friends. (And for everyone who wrote her a caritas letter - thank you! She loved them!)

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