Rachel and Elise have a very busy summer vacation this year. They are both on the swim team at our local YMCA. That requires a daily commitment to practice, plus various swim meets over the next month and a half. In addition, they are attending Young Scholars Institute, and educational and fun summer day camp, over the next 2 weeks. There they will attend classes on various subjects including violin, knitting, and rocks & minerals. This is Rachel’s third year to attend, and Elise’s second. They have a blast and learn quite a bit. The second week of July is VBS at ClearView. The girls always look forward to that week! Finally, we’ll be taking our family vacation (this year to Washington, D.C.) later in July. I’m sure we’ll pack a few extra activities in on the weekends as well. Oh, and I almost forgot…Rachel started piano lessons today. It’s going to be a fun summer!