Hello there!! This month has been BUSY to say the least! The kids finish school in sixteen days (we start in September here) so a lot of projects, tests and end of year assessments and writing assignments have been keeping us very busy during this month as we come close to the end of the virtual school year. I am hoping next year they can enjoy attending their new schools (since we built and bought a new home and moved in January) and meeting some new friends!
We planted some vegetables - onions, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper! We are so excited to see it all grow and flourish! We have been having some beautiful sunny weather here so the plants seem to be enjoying it! Speaking of sunshine we bought a pool to put together today for some water and sun this summer in our backyard oasis. The kids are super excited about that as well. I am too - who doesn't want to cool down in a some refreshing cool water on a sunny day?
We also booked a summer vacation! We have been living here in WA state since July 2019. We made plans to visit family back in NE in a few months and for the grandparents to see the kids! They are beyond excited and so are we. We also booked a trip for just my husband and I to go to Mexico for a week! We are excited to have some quality time together and also the kids with their grandparents!! Eeeekkk!! I can't wait!
This month I also got a new van!! I purchased a 2021 Toyota Sienna LE Plus Hybrid - I absolutely love it!! My lease was ending on my Pacifica and I was leaning towards the new Odyssey but my husband said I should look at another option and then choose from there. I'm glad he did because I saw it and wanted it! It's perfect for our family, drives so smooth, reliable as Toyota's are known to be and gets GREAT gas mileage being a hybrid.
This month was busy, fun and chaotic at times with all the planning and shuffling of things with five kids but we are excited for a new month to begin, new beginnings and more fun as summer begins and school ends. Plus June is my birthday month!! I hope you all had a good month and have many blessings ahead. How was your May and what was your favorite part?