Saturday, August 13, 2011

Searl House Happenings..........

I love the weather we have been having here this last week :)  As I type this, I am sitting on my small deck with my laptop and drinking my coffee.  It is quiet here this morning.  I believe Kid # 2 and 3 are still sleeping.  I figure they might as well enjoy it while they can since school will be starting for Kid # 3 and 4 in just 4 very short days.  Kid # 2 and 5 will be starting the following week.  The summer sure seems to have flown by!

Last week, we took the 4 kids to Chicago for an over night visit.  It was our last fling before school starts.  My in laws had given us some money for Christmas for the family which we used for our trip.  We have decided as most of the kids are older now, when money is given as a gift like that, to save it for experiences.  Making memories is much more important then owning stuff and none of the kids want for stuff!

Speaking of my in laws, they will be visiting for the next couple of weeks.  We are all looking forward to spending time with them.  We made sure that Kid # 2 is here for some extended time also so that she will be able to spend time with her grandparents. Kid # 5 loves when her grandparents visit.  My Mother in law was kind enough to pick up some clothes for Kid # 5 at a big consignment sale they have in her area.  We are excited to see what she has bought with her :)

My husband took a few days vacation since his parents are visiting.  One of the items on our Summer List is to go to the drive in.  It just so happens there is one in his hometown, where his parents are staying.  We plan to get that marked off our list this weekend :)  It will also be nice to have Hubby home for a few days and not have to worry about work!

I spent most of last week working on my Home Management Binder.  I believe that I will have it all complete by the end of this weekend.  I want to have it done and be able to start using it by the time school starts :)  I have been taking pics along the way and plan to do a post on it very soon!

Well it is about Noon here, time to getting started on my to-do list for the day!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Good luck on your home binder. Between that and my coupon binder I woudl be lost without them