Thursday, June 16, 2011

3 1/2 months to go

Just an update about what we have been doing for the past couple of weeks. We have been going through everything and putting our things in boxes labeled garage sale, Haiti, or trash. I thought we were pretty good about not having a lot of stuff, but, wow, a family of four can collect a lot of stuff in eleven years.

We have started taking karate at The Karate University. We have learned so much already! I think the girls and I will be able to defend ourselves much better now. Kevin will be able to protect all of us, too! The instructors are so patient with us, and they are encouraging, too. I wish we would have taken karate years ago!

Today Ashley went to Hurricane Harbor with Courtleigh, while Lauren and I went through boxes of stuff that our team is taking this July to Haiti when we do our teacher training seminar. A sweet friend, Tish, has donated almost two hundred t shirts. Lauren and I sorted them by size, folded them, and then rolled them as we put them into two suitcases weighing 50 pounds each.

Then we went out to the garage and got eleven boxes full of school supplies ready for our team to pack in their suitcases. So many people have donated so many school supplies and clothes. We are so thankful to everyone that has been so generous!

I also took Lauren out in the car today to try to learn parallel parking. I think that may be a better job for Kevin! :). We found a truck parked on the street, and she practiced parking behind it. She didn't hit anything, but when she finally tried to park in front of an actual car, she ended up about two feet from the curb, and I couldn't figure out how to tell her to get closer! Thankfully we were on York Street, which isn't too busy. We went in and ate in
the new Yesterday's restaurant.