I'm back with a High Five Friday post. It's been such a busy summer with lots of High Five moments. Since I haven't posted for a few weeks, these are moments that I wanted to share since my last High Five Friday post. To see other great moments in other blogger's lives, click the buttons above. Take a moment to reflect on your High Five moments from your week.
Patrick got his driver's permit. He passed the test on his first try and has been doing a bit of driving around town. We haven't had much time to take him out for a long highway drive, but I know I'm not the one to do it. He drove to our friend's house in town and I was a wreck. I don't think I will be the best driving teacher and think I should leave that up to my much calmer husband.
|Bennett and his friend Kolten helping with the water balloon toss.|
|Patrick and his friend Stuart helping with the pop bottle ring toss.|
|Reagan running the duck pond game.|
Our small town has an annual Music Fest every summer. The day starts with a 5K (Patrick got 4th overall and 1st in his age group!) and ends with various bands playing music on main street. This year our family was in charge of the kids games. I believe in teaching our children the importance of giving back to the community in which we live. Everyone needs to pitch in to make things happen. I grew up with my parents volunteering for various organizations and events and I want to give our kids that same experience. The kids each took part in running one of the games and did a great job.
One of my dearest friends is moving to Colorado. She is someone I have leaned on, cried with, laughed with and shared the frustrations of life with and sadly her family is moving to Colorado. I'm excited for them and the new life they will be building there but selfishly, sad, because I will miss her deeply. We had a Going Away/40th Birthday party for her and her husband a couple weeks ago and it was so much fun. I will miss Diana, but I'm so glad we have lots of ways to keep in touch!
My cousin's daughter got married over the 4th of July weekend and the boys were ushers in the wedding. The wedding was held at Barnes Place near Adel, Iowa and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a country/outdoor/beautiful setting. It really was perfect for the look the bride wanted to have. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun. The boys did a great job ushering in the guests even in the hot, sticky weather.
The boys ended their baseball season this last week. Patrick played for both his high school Level 3 team as well as on our town Pony League team with his brother Bennett and his dad as the coach. It was Patrick's last season of town league and it was an emotional night for him. He has a lot of great memories playing ball and having his dad for a coach. He has made a lot of friends from baseball and learned some great life-skills. Patrick will remember these days of summer for a lifetime.
Thanks for sharing in a bit of our summer with us. I'll be back in a few weeks with some photos from our vacation to Michigan. Take some time today to reflect on your High Five moments from your week.