Monday, August 07, 2006

We're back ...

Well, we're home and still recovering from the trip. Did you know that dorm room mattresses are the cheapest quality, foam-feeling things they can find? They were HORRIBLE. Ugh. We're SOOOO glad to be back home in our nice, comfy bed in our own house, with out own stuff and our kids. Really made me appreciate home and all the comforts here.

We've hardly settled in back home but decided to take the kids yesterday to finish the school shopping. I've been working on buying things as they go on sale here and there and I've done a pretty good job. But I was done with that ... I just wanted the school shopping to be finished and out of the way. So yesterday we did just that. A few pairs of pants for Carissa and Chase and a whole new bunch for Tristan, who outgrew everything from last year. New shoes all around ... tennies for them all (2 pairs for the boys, since that's all they wear) and cute dressy boots for Carissa. Finished shopping for school supplies too. So we're pretty much done. YEAH!

The plan for this week: theater camp for the boys and the big performance on Friday evening. Riding lessons for Carissa. Birthday plans starting for both boys. And we put the pool up, so we'll be jumping in there when it warms up a bit.

Lots to look forward to but at this point I'm just glad to be home.

2 comments:

Catherine said...

School shopping is a big thing to get out of the way!

Linda said...

I'd have to say that the military mattress we had on our "loaner" furniture in Germany was pretty awful, too...it was worn out on the corners and edges, where everyone always sits to put on shoes and such...ugh.

Still waiting for Hannah's school assignment, that may change the supplies list a bit...and I need to get her a few outfits, too...