Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Kick-Off to Everything

 {neighborhood tire swing}

Yesterday was a doozy of a day, and I'm not just talking about the fact that I helped pop 300 bags of popcorn or that I tried roasting the cauliflower in wing sauce instead of olive oil. (YUM.)

Since the morning barefly inched out of the 50's, and because popcorn day is always-always-always on a Friday, I was confused all day, thinking it was an early-Fall Friday.

In fact, it was June first, the last day of school (can't compute! can't compute!) AND......
Robert was officially released from Home Detention!!!!

It's the beginning of everything, or that's certainly how it feels.

After 4 years of incarceration, Robert is (practically) a free man, and if you really want to celebrate with us, just send prayers tomorrow in lieu of salsa or cake. (I can't believe I just said that.) He has a job interview and all our fingers are crossed because it would be a much better situation.

As for me? Well. I'm my first couple of hours into our Summer Vacay. My mama is here, and the kids all camped out with her in the basement, staying up until after 9:30 (late for them) and waking at...6:20.

Help me, Rhondas.

My kids refuse to sleep in, especially the oldest.
But they also don't go to bed at 7 anymore. And they don't take naps.
And they're fighty.

All I can see from here is eight weeks of some realllllllly long days.


I wrote about what Summer means to me over at (in)courage, the freedom it finds us with, and why freedom can sometimes feel scary when all it should ever feel is light.
Click here to read more.

Viva Summer, Homies! I'm determined to rock it out, but I'll be honest, my resolve has already felt a little shaky today. :/