By Stacy Johnson
The kids went back to school today. I was so excited for this day to come, I even planned a more delicious than normal Sunday dinner in anticipation of this day. The BBQ ribs, baked potatoes and green salad were a hit but the most delicious part of it was the watermelon, honeydew and canteloupe salad. We ate enough to satisfy an army, that fruit was so sweet and juicy; it was the perfect summer dinner.
When I awoke this morning earlier than my alarm clock, I was delighted to have a few minutes to myself. I answered some e-mails, paid some bills and gave each child already awake a huge hug. I woke up everyone else for scriptures and nobody fussed or argued. We discussed our chapter and had our morning prayer all together as a family for the first time in many years since we no longer have early morning seminary to contend with (waking at 5am for scriptures was just out of the question back then).
I snapped first day of school photos of the kids, got the babies dressed and ready for the day, worked on some of my booster club responsibilities, did some editing for a friend, had "preschool" with the babies, showered, took the missionaries to the library, ran an errand to WalMart and enjoyed lunch made by my fabulous daughter Marly the 18 year old while catching up on returning some phone calls.
I was so glad I got all of that done so I could sit down and blog right after lunch but then the large amount of fresh fruit came back to haunt the three year old who has been potty trained for 6 months...
Will write more next time I catch up on laundry.