I got a job. I know I said just a few posts ago that if my resume landed on your desk to worry about me because I had no business having a job...The folks what hired me don't read my blog, though, so I did get a job - and it's working! I'm recruiting and training foster parents, which is awesome. Next to being a wife and mom, my favorite thing to do is to encourage and support others on their journey to care for orphans, so it's perfect for me. Naturally, things got a bit complicated for awhile at home, but my kids tend to roll with the punches, so it's all good.
The new job wasn't the only great thing about April.
We got some chickens and ducks.
We enjoyed a visit with Hollander and Aunt Blake
And we finished out the month with a BANG!! The Army Ranger's graduation ceremony at Fort Benning is explosives rich and right up the Robinson's alley.
May was slap filled with things like finishing up school, Mother's Day, birthday celebrations, graduations, trips, Six Flags and taking care of chickens and ducks. We had more fun than 9 people should have in a month, and I've got about 500 pictures to prove it! I'll spare you all the hundreds of random photo shoots I put my kids through and just show you the cutest little six year old in the whole wide world.
My little Lauren turned six in May!
I just knew June was going to be filled with things like cleaning out the schoolroom, organizing closets, play dates at the pool and relaxing. IT WASN'T. I had good intentions, but the school books are right where we left them in May, the closets are just as packed with unnecessary junk, we've not spent much time with friends at all and let's face it; you just can't really relax when there are 7 children in the house. We did manage to fit a whole lot of fun into the first of our summer months. Whew! It's exhausting just trying to remember all that took place in that 30 day span of time. Take a look!
We enjoyed a week-long visit with sweet nephew Parker.
We sent a few kids to camp.
We celebrated Blake's 15th birthday.
Blake got his driver's permit.
We released the ducks onto the pond.
And we finished out the month with a trip to the Antiquities Museum in LaGrange with friends from Northlake. (I'm hoping somebody will forward me the pictures.) Big fun!
Well, folks. That about sums it up. It's been a great 3 months, and as Dean pointed out, we kept 7 children, 10 chickens, 3 ducks, 2 dogs, a turtle and a cat fed, happy, and out of the ER. Praise the Lord. I hope you and yours are happy as crickets. Love to you all!