Sunday, June 15, 2008
summer break
School's out! It's lovely not to have bedtimes for the girls (or early wake up times) and homework and ballet and all the stuff we were doing every day. It feels like we just got a lot more time. I'm glad the girls are going to school, it works for them and for our family, but it's also so nice to get a break. I love having my girls home and having more time with them. I wish summer was five months instead of a measly three.

We don't have much planned for the summer: swimming lessons, ballet workshops, a trip to McCall and maybe Utah. Other than that, just enjoying each other and relaxing.

Last summer was stressful and odd. I spent most of it laying on the couch, watching Top Chef and What Not to Wear and hoping the babies were going to be alright. Around this time last year, I was just starting to go down. I took the girls swimming and had barely left the subdivision when I felt dizzy and lightheaded and weird and had to pull over. I stopped driving after that and only went to church a few more times and then it was just too hard to be anywhere that I couldn't lay down.

Thinking of that makes me grateful that I am physically almost back to normal (I still have some back and rib pain, but it's not like it was when the babies were first born) and I can do things like vaccuum and make dinner and hold babies.
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