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I took swim lessons today!!

I have always wanted to learn how to swim.  Swimming is one of my favorite Olympic sports.  I love the motion of it, the beauty in it.  I have always admired people who know how to swim.  I've always wanted to learn.  When I was younger, I was raised in a household with no car in a county that was so deeply segregated that swim lessons would have been laughable to even suggest.

As I got older, I still wanted to learn, but had developed a fear of the water and wasn't comfortable in it as an adult.  I made small strides when we were in the Caymans, but nothing substantial.  Still, I always wanted to learn.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago.  My husband announced that he had locked on swim lessons for our children (minus baby A) and for us.  He and Bug are pretty good swimmers, but need help on their form.  Honeybee and I were complete novices.  I heard the announcement, but was nervous.  

Saturday, the kids had their first lessons.  Bug did so well that he was immediately advanced to two additional levels and will be moved to the deep pool next Saturday.  Honeybee was very reluctant at first, but quickly overcame the fear to get comfortable and was floating by lesson's end.  Today, S. and I had our lessons.

I was able to put my head underwater, learn to float on belly and back, swim to teacher, and a couple of other things.  I was very proud of myself and I look forward to our next lesson.  It's amazing how many years I've wanted to do this and only recently did anything about it seriously.

What an awesome experience!


Weekend Recap: The Birthday Edition

Hi guys! What a fun and amazing weekend! I was blessed to turn 38 years old this Saturday. I don’t take that for granted. Several dear friends and family members didn’t make it to that age, so I thank God for allowing me the privilege of living. I hope not to disappoint Him as I continue to journey through life. Let’s talk about the weekend.

Friday. We were supposed to see The Tomb of Christ exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., but traffic destroyed my attempt at getting the family there in time for our timed entry L. Bug and S. had already seen it, but I hadn’t had the opportunity. I was pretty bummed to miss it, but I didn’t let it ruin the weekend. We decided that we would go to the “Golden Triangle” in DC to watch the outdoor movie “Jumanji”. We stopped first at the local Wawa and loaded up on subs and quesadillas, mac and cheese, a strawberry smoothie for me, and peach iced tea. Then, we traipsed our way to the lawn, unloaded blankets and bean bags, set up food, and settled in for a great evening. It really was. The atmosphere was fun. The temperature was comfortable with a nice breeze blowing. The movie was funny and the kids enjoyed themselves. Amariah did get a bit fussy towards the end because she was tired, but a few rocks in my arms and she was out. We made it back to the house a bit after midnight and all promptly fell asleep.
The screen was huge

38 while 38

Hello everyone! If you’ve followed me from my Snowfall and Snowflakes days, then you know that since 34, every year (except last) I have compiled a bucket list of things I would like to have accomplished by the next birthday. It’s been a bit of a motivator. Sometimes I get it done. Other times, not so much. This year, I’m excited to do it again and I’m super excited to see the progress as we get it done! So let’s go!