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Summer Update

June 16th, 2018 at 11:33 pm

I haven't written anything in a while! I've just been so, so busy and I now have half an hour before we have to leave to go to my friends' son's bar mitzvah party.

We went to the service this morning, which I thought would be good for F to see. We decided not to do any religious education for her since D and I are not religious and grew up with different cultures/religions. Anyway, she was confused, and I was having all these mixed emotions (I knew a lot of the songs/words from my childhood but didn't say them out loud because I felt like that would have been sort of hypocritical). I sort of hummed along.

We got the son a gift certificate, but D (who used to be a children's photographer and still does family portraits now and then) also took the photos in the temple yesterday morning. He will process the images, too, and give them to the family for free (they were expecting to pay).

I had to do a little work today, but also trying to get things together since we leave in a week for Europe. So excited! We have someone house and petsitting and want to make sure things are super clean and super nice/relaxing for her. I have a huge to-do list and I still need to work this week.

We are eating from the fridge and pantry this week so we don't waste food, but I'll do a small shop for a few items. We are bringing wraps that we make at home when we leave on Saturday so we don't need an overpriced airport lunch in Dallas. And some chocolate from home. Some snacks, too (nuts, dried fruit).

Anyway - we can't wait! But this week will be fun before we leave... F can do karate every day (we pay a monthly fee, but for the summer there are four classes a week she can go to, and she's so happy). And we'll go to the pool. And Music on the Hill (free music; everyone brings a picnic dinner and hangs out with friends).

3 Responses to “Summer Update”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Our kids aren't being raised with any religion either, though they do know a little bit about several religions through school. Although, we were walking in a cemetery today and my youngest said "That gravestone is in a "t" shape!" Took me a second, then I explained it was a cross and had to do with Christianity. It might be first grade that they learn about religions, because my older kid knows some religious symbols.

    Have so much fun in Europe!!

  2. Amber Says:

    I think if you feel like singing do so, I don’t see it as being a hypocrite.
    I also I think it’s great of your hubby to use his talents and provide the photos for free, photos can be very expensive.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you went, even if it was confusing for your daughter. It is a part of your history and I think letting her see this opens her mind to so many parts of knowing you.

    Great idea for your husband to do the photos. I'm sure they family was pleased.

    Have a fun trip!

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