I'm not going to even bother trying to catch you up on everything. The last post I made we had just moved onto a campground for the Summer and that was right after Easter. Let me just tell you that it was definitely an experience. I thought it was a great decision for our family and while we did have some good moments, I was definitely wrong. We have been home now about 3 weeks so we stayed a total of about 4 months. By the end I was just so done and over it. Our summer consisted of LOTS of drama and I'm not going to even go into details. Let's just say it was one summer and one experience I NEVER want to do again.
Just to fill you in a little on how we all are now, I'll give you just a brief update!
I'm now officially a stay at home mom again. I've been unemployed since around April. While I literally hated it all summer long, now that we are home I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I do have an application in with our local Headstart/Preschool Program to substitute but other than that I'm totally not looking for work. I've been working on my mental health and learning how to battle my depression better. I must say, I'm doing really well. I'll post more on that later though. I'm filling my days with as much as I can and keeping my brain as busy as I can. I'm home enough to rest and relax but not enough to fall into a depressed state. It's all about balance and I think I'm finally figuring it all out.
SJ is still working. He's still at the same place and still rotates shifts weekly. He works more than he's home but we are just thankful he still has a job. So very many in this area are out of work so we consider ourselves extremely blessed. He still likes to trade and even bought a truck today to tinker with as he says. He needed it like a hole in the head but whatever, it's just who he is.
Anika is so growing up on me. She's turned into a beautiful young lady and she's really blossomed over the summer. She has a new boyfriend which she's crazy about and they spend most of their time bowling. He's completely obsessed with bowling and wants to bowl league one of these days. He's a good kid and we couldn't be happier for her. She's still attending church and is in public school again this year. She's doing very well in school and is even President of the FCCLA Club. She still doesn't have her permit and I don't know if she ever will. The girl just don't want to drive. I'm so blessed to call her my daughter though. She's such a good girl.
Axle has done a complete 360 over the summer. He started Kindergarten this year and the kid LOVES school. We are talking about the same kid I drug in Headstart for two years kicking and screaming. He's no longer shy and backward. He's involved in everything coming and going, never meets a stranger and loves everyone. He truly has came out of his shell. He even says he's going to play basketball this year. I never dreamed he would make such a turnaround but he definitely has. It's like he turned 5 over the summer and turned into a little man!
Annalee is now enrolled in Headstart. It's hard to believe all three of my babies are in school. She's still sweet as sugar but she's most definitely going through the Terrible Three's. She's absolutely the whiniest child I've ever met and she drives this momma crazy. I know it will too pass and so I bear with her. She's not adjusting to school quite as well as Axle has. She cries for me throughout the day but it's been less and less each day so I think we are getting there. She's became my shy one and hides behind me every time someone speaks to her. She's funny as a monkey though and keeps me laughing. She truly is my littlest big blessing!
I'm going to share some photos with you....I truthfully didn't take many over the summer because I was so depressed I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Since I've been home I've definitely taken more!
The Husband and I took a weekend trip to TN without kids
Look how relaxed he looks!
Axle rode a horse at VBS
Playing on the campground playground
Kindergarten Orientation Picture
Bike Parade at the Campground
More VBS fun!
Battle Scar from Golf Cart Accident
She should be a model
At church with his Nan and Pa
Pa and his boy at VBS
Bike Riding at Nan's House
Sissy and her Boyfiend Cody
Eye Appointment for Ax
Pajama Day for these two
Little Lee riding the motorcycle for the 1st time
Football Game Night
She went blonde
A day at the Mall
1st day of School
Chilling at the Campground
Mom and Ax's Silly photo
Cody got her a new kitten
A visit with my Great Niece Willow
Me and my Great Aunt Darlene
Dinner at McDonalds
Swinging at the Park
Me and my Mommy
Daddy playing putt putt
Hopscotch for Lee
Hillbilly Day at School
Axle's first time watching a ballgame at his school
Sissy at the Parade
Grease- Decades day at School
Lee loves swinging
Kindergarten Health Fair..Ax performing the Skeleton Dance
Parade in our town
First Dance- The Glo Dance!!
I'll leave you with that my friends! I hope you all are doing wonderful.