This month has been a whirlwind, and also a long one. Mike worked hard all of July and the beginning of Aug on his qualifying exam. His exam is a bit different than a typical qualifying exam. His professor gave him a question and then he had to write a paper answering the question and then has to get a committee and defend the paper. That happens on September 11th. It's only the second week of classes so things are not terribly difficult yet. After finishing his paper for the exam he had a day before school started and he told me he'd like to make freezer meals to help me out this semester. We've talked about it before but it's always such a big endeavor that I usually only double a meal here and there. He sat down and did all the planning and shopping list and then we went together and got the food and we began the prepping the night before. While I ran school the next morning Mike got to work on the meals and then I joined him later while the boys were doing their own work. It took a couple of hours but we got 24 meals in the freezer and I am so thankful for his help. I love how he always wants to make my life run more smoothly and help me when he can.
We are also trying to get ready for a bake sale. Our neighborhood has a garage sale coming up in a month and the boys wanted to sell goodies so we are getting a head start. We made three loaves of banana bread to freeze for the sale. They did an incredible job. I explained what to do and was around when they needed help but they mostly made the bread. They did a great job!