Has it seriously been since before our trip to California that I last wrote anything here? I have no excuse. Summer is in full swing here. My oldest will be 20 years old next week! When did THAT happen?? Next month is also my 20 year HS reunion.. yes you can do the math there. =) We also have Alex and Jake's birthdays on Aug. 4th and 5th. They will be 15 and 12. Come January, I wont have anymore children in single digits. Wow.
A lot has gone on or is going to happen in the near future.
We have a wedding to attend in 2 weeks and the next day we have a big post wedding reception for another couple. They had a small ceremony before he got sent to Iraq. Now that he's home they are having the celebration. It's also the dedication for their new baby girl!
We put a cover over our back deck last month. What a difference. Our back yard is northern exposure but the sun is on the back yard all day long and the setting sun in the west is pretty gruelling until it hits the tree line. This cover lets us use our deck so much more now. We also built a fire pit in the yard for a fun summer twist. We've only used it a few times so far, but it's been nice and looks good out there. Who doesnt love a good weenie roast and S'more-a-thon?
This next school year is bringing lots of changes for the kids. Alex will be up at the HS, and she's really excited about it. She's taking French this year, that should be fun! Jake will be at the Jr. High, taking lots of hard classes. Sam will be at the newly built Elementary school. We're excited to see it at the open house, it sounds like it will be a really nice school!
Till next time; whenever that may be......