With a lack of individual photos of the kids you would think that we didn't do anything during May. To the contrary, we were pretty busy. Brian left home on Saturday April 23rd to go on storm work in St. Louis Missouri (see posting here). He came home late on Tuesday April 26th. He then left early on the morning of Thursday April 28th to go near Jasper Alabama for more storm work. Thus started off our month of May. I am not very good at surviving within my four walls alone with the kids without going crazy. Therefore, I set up different times for friends to come over and visit, for the four of us to be out of the home or for me to be out by myself.
Mother's Day was a pretty enjoyable day. It was also Brian's birthday this year. I was able to work it out with Brian's boss and we surprised him with a web camera video chat. It was nice for all the kids to see and talk to Dad and for him to see all of us. Technology is wonderful that it can help people connect over long distances.
As I mentioned earlier Angela got glasses. She seems to be torn on whether or not she likes them. Some days she wants to wear them non stop, other days she grumbles about wearing them. I think it is just a habit she will have to get herself into.
Brian got home from his storm work about bedtime on Sunday May 15th. He was able to have the next four days off from work. It was sort of a bummer for him to have a one day work week, but it was wonderful for us to have all of that time with him.
Back in November I went on a girl's trip to Chicago with some friends from here. One of the ladies and I got talking about exercising. I had been doing some serious exercising since May of last year and told her that I would not make an exercise New Year's resolution. So she and I decided to commit to some races this summer. We agreed to both participate in the Best Fest 5K in May (she also did a 5 mile run in April and I will do my triathlon in August). I got lucky at the Best Fest run since Brian was home. He told me he would push the boys so that I could just run. This time I came in 1st in my age with a time of 30:47. Brian came in 3rd for his age around 45 minutes. Angela came in 2nd for her age also about 45 minutes. She shaved a little over 15 minutes off of her time from the week before. She was super excited that she was able to push herself and improve. Connor and Emeric each got ribbons too. It was a joyful day for the Jamison's!
(I am sure my husband is the best looking one)