First of all, I took a fun personality test yesterday. I thought my results were amazingly true. At least they are according to the way I see myself. Anyway, it's way different than any other test I've taken. You can see my results by clicking here, and then you can click through to take the test yourself.
Secondly, I love summer for the weather and the fun activities. I have a difficult time with the messiness of the house because the Joel and the kids are always here. I need to send them outside more, but Bria would rather read and Chloe would rather draw. What is up with that?
Third, we had our first violin lesson of the summer this morning after 2 weeks off. We did a great job of practicing even on vacation and Bria just learned Minuet 2 today. She rocks. Our goal is to finish the Suzuki Book 1 by the end of the summer and I think she just might do it. She's got Minuet 3, The Happy Farmer and Gavotte left. So, go Bria! And hopefully Chloe will be able to move past Twinkle by the end of the summer. She's a bit stubborn about the violin, but she is making progress.
Fourth, (and possibly the most exciting news of all), I was visiting blogs yesterday. I like to go to Technorati and put in search terms that I'm curious about reading and then just go blogging. Well, I put in "scrapbooking" hoping to find layouts and get ideas and I came upon this blog. The blogger's name was in the shout out section of the reader's gallery in Creating Keepsakes Magazine for July. She included a scan of the page. And guess who else's name is on there??? They spelled it wrong (everyone usually does) but I know it's me. Neves is just not common enough to think anything else. I think that has made me happy for at least a week! Can't wait to get my own copy of the July issue! Maybe I'll break into that magazine yet!!!