Welcome Summer & Back to Life
Their Freshman & Junior years are officially over:
I can’t believe Will is a *SENIOR* now… (& yes, it’s +90° but our house at 78° warrants sleeves &/or pants = my genes! :-P)
Will’s wisdom tooth surgery went great. He was loopy for ~2 hours :-P (yes, we videoed!) He has the most awesome friends: they all came over to check in on him & share some ice cream - I love these boys:
Bonus points for Annelise who played babysitter while I got his prescriptions; it’s a rare but blessed moment when the gravity of a situation pulls them both out of sibling angst long enough to genuinely tell each other, “I love you.” ❤️
He was completely healed within a week to go to church camp. Annelise actually chose to go, too:
Will has also officially started work, coaching with Armored Sports:
How lucky is he to get paid for doing something he loves that’s making such a positive impact!
•Taking the Ghost Pepper Chocolate Silk slice challenge from Proud Pie (I *only* like spicy with sweet, no savory, so this was ideal - can’t believe I could handle it!)
•Annual skin cancer screening with the BEST dermatologist EVER = all clear!
•Annelise getting her 2nd Pfizer dose, making our whole human household fully vaccinated! ❤️
•Great TV: Mare of Easttown, Girls5eva, Top Chef
•FINALLY getting to try Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi baking mix after missing out last June & having to wait a *full year*
•Discovering Trader Joe’s has a new über-decent frozen kunefe (my fave middle eastern dessert that I would never make on my own)
•First time trying flying pigeon pose! #alwaysgrowing
•Adding a 6th class per week to my StudioSmile teaching schedule: Lift - simple weightlifting using 1 or 2 sets of dumbbells, reminiscent of Bodypump, but with less equipment & a little more freedom for occasional variety. I hadn’t regularly lifted since my Pump classes ended with the pandemic, but getting back into the groove has really reignited my enjoyment!
Ahead this summer: Annelise is focusing on doing her online driver’s ed course to get her learners permit, while Will has football strength & conditioning camp in the mornings + camp coaching in the afternoons + as many youth group activities as he can squeeze in, (is he my kid or what?!?! :-P)