296263_10151626368286760_1510335853_nLast week the Savage family spent 8 days in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.  It was a much-needed break.  We sat on the beach, sat by the pool, sat on the beach, and sat by the pool some more.  Yeah, we’re rather boring on vacation.  We do NOTHING and love every minute of it.

The boys are more active. Austin learned to skimboard and Kolya loves to run so he ran on the beach alot.  Of course we played double solitaire, the boys put together a puzzle, and we watched some good movies (Abel’s Field and Parental Guidance were two favs.)

Erica and 10-month-old Marie went with us. Erica’s husband Kendall will be home from Afghanistan in late summer.  Erica is counting the days!

I mentioned that Kolya went with us to Florida.  My post on May 1 really touched other moms who are also dealing with mental health issues with their kids. He was hospitalized for a full month and was able to come home right before Florida.  His doctors and mental health team are strongly recommending residential treatment to address both his educational needs and mental health treatment.  We are exploring that option right now and praying for God’s direction and provision.

My speaking slows down in the summer, but I do have a great event I’m speaking for at BK_RQKMCEAI1Wqsthe end of the month.  It’s the Mighty Strong Girls conference in Springfield, IL which is a conference for girls ages 12-20 and their moms. I’d love for you to join me at the conference if you  have a daughter between the ages of 12-20!

We’re moving into the summer routine.  That means I work from home more which is the beauty of Hearts at Home where we reduce our office hours in the summer so our moms can be home with their kids.  My boys have mowing jobs and enjoy time with their friends. (Long gone are the days of taking the kids to the pool—I miss that!) Austin is taking a dual credit course at the community college so he can get both high school and college credit and qualify to graduate from high school in December rather than next May. (He hates high school….anybody else have a kid like that?)

So that’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods!  What does your summer routine look like?

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