Right now I feel like I am in a dead-run to the finish line. And that finish line is when that last school bell rings. Oh man, I just can’t wait. Until then, I just keep having these little celebrations inside my mind: Last soccer practice with following team party and awards: Check. Last choir singing practice and amazing concert (more about that at the end of the posts about Grace and Claire back here and here…and some people asked what the choral organization is called…more info. about that here): Check. Awards ceremony for “golden scholars” at the high school: Awards ceremony at the elementary school for honors students: Check. Last swim team practice (that I had to miss because of a volleyball game) where Lu took first and second in some mock swim meet dealios: Check. Last Art Masterpieces taught and two bulletin boards prepared for the “Art Walk” for Family Fun Night:(I thanked my lucky stars my friend did the one for the sixth graders…I am not a fan of whipping up cute bulletin boards. At all.) Check. Family Fun Night (which we loved BTW, because Dave and I got to hang with our little girls and watched Lu attempt and have victory over this huge climb-up thing). Check. Last half-day dress up (I think): Check. Last time staying up past midnight to help with a super important English project:(But I’ll be honest, the memory of hanging out late with that boy burning the edges of cardboard out on the back porch for special effects will stick with me for a while…loved it.) Yes that was a mustache you passed just a second ago…can’t get him to shave it off he’s so proud… Check. Last time to get to two high school sports tournaments and piano lessons, tennis practice for Claire and swim team all at the same time on a what-seems-like-continually empty tank of gas. Check. Oh there are so many more celebrations in the next couple weeks until we get to that finish line, but I’m pleased as punch some of them are under our belts for now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so grateful for all these good things. But I’m so tired. And I’m sure my friends are tired of having to kick in to help so much to get everyone everywhere they need to be because I can’t do it. Man, I am SO grateful for good friends and carpools and most especially for Dave because he is so very helpful with it all when he’s around. But I’m determined we’re not going to cram in quite so much next year. Summer, can’t wait to greet you.