|Max is my Father-in-law's dog and a recent addition to our family|
Ben, however, did get the tour of a lifetime. His dream is to be a photographer for National Geographic. Our dear friend Lisa, arranged for him to get a tour of the National Geographic building and to meet the editor. Wonderful Ron drove Ben to D.C. (I had to go pick up Joe from BWI) and took pictures for us. Ben was absolutely over the moon! How blessed are we??
My FIL gave us a gift...his not so little Dachshund, Max. The kids are thrilled! I have to admit, I've always kinda wanted one...and he's such a sweet guy!
Lisa also inspired me to sign up for another 5K. This time Joe went with. Note to self: For Pete's sake do not sit on your butt for 2 months and then try to beat your best time on a nasty hot July day!! I was in pain...I mean real pain for 3 days afterwards! And I didn't even break my personal record! Sigh.
Work on the house is going slowly...but at least it's going. I received 2 nice gift cards for Home Depot (I love that store. Everyone is so nice!) so we went last weekend and bought more paint as well as tile to do the hot tub room and kitchen. One of these days this old place is going to be a showplace! Just you wait and see!
We have Ben leaving for the Army in less then 2 weeks. Jimmy went last week and took his ASVAB and physical. He got the MOS he was hoping for, so signed up for the delayed entry program. He is very excited.
|Lisa and her mom, Sandy, and her daughter, Cara came down so that Lisa could participate in another ironman competition|
|We have been scraping the old paint off the house and repainting piece by piece.|
|Jim found a job working at a local corn stand.|
The garden has exploded. I am currently battling cucumber beetles. It is so hard with out using poisons, but I am determined to be as organic as possible. I figure we are exposed to enough poisons everywhere else, I don't need to feed it to my family too.
Joe is still traveling a lot. Currently he is gone 5 days and home 2. Not much time to get anything done and still have a chance to unwind. Poor fella.
My computer broke. It's working again, but there are issues. Now I need to decide whether to fix it or just get a new one. Sigh.
So between chores, and the garden and trips and visits and hauling the kids around, it's been a crazy busy few weeks. I hope I can keep up a little better with the blog from here on...
How's you're summer going so far?