Monday, August 29, 2011


As always, its been a crazy busy summer here, I can't believe how fast it went.  We started out in June with baseball again, Logan improved so much this year over last, that he's really enjoying it. In fact we'll be starting fall league in a few weeks.

July brought our usual trip home for the 4th of July, vacation is never long enough.  Each trip always makes me wish we lived closer, so our kids can grow up with their cousins like me and my sisters did.  Maybe someday......

In August I had a very scary experience, one in which I don't care to do again.  Had a wonderful girls night planned with Jamie, and a few friends.  We had tickets to Sugarland at the State Fair, which you may have seen on the news, ended in tragedy with the stage collapsing.  Fortunately, we didn't actually see the collapse, we're big chickens and decided to leave minutes before it happened.  But just being there in the midst of it was something I will never forget.  I still say prayers for those that lost loved ones, those that are still recovering, and those that witnessed it.  I may stick to indoor events for a while.

Avery still isn't talking much, but understands so much.  She is quite the little helper, and likes to (or should I say insists on) helping unload the dishwasher, and wipe things, spills, the floor, the walls, the dogs, with the towel.  She's growing by leaps and bounds.

Logan started 1st grade, and so far loves it.  He's quite the little reader already.  They get sent home with a reader book every few days, well its supposed to be every few days, but Logan is reading them every night, and brings them back in and reads it to his teacher and gets a new one.  I'm so proud that my love of reading got passed down to him.  They had their first spelling test last week, they're doing math, amazing how quick they pick things up.  I pray he continues to love school.

We have a parents meeting this week for preschool.  We're enrolling Avery in the preschool program at our church one day a week in the mornings.  It's a wonderful program, and I know she'll benefit from playing and learning from other kids her age.  She loves Sunday nursery time, so I'm sure preschool will be great.  Maybe she'll even start talking.

Work is going well for both Richard and I.  Unfortunately, the summer brought lots of long hours, nights, all-nighters and weekends for me.  But it seems to be back to a normal schedule now, just in time for Richard to be busy to finish up the busy construction season.  But we're both very thankful to have jobs, when so many in our industry around here are still struggling to find work.  God is good!

T.T.F.N. (ta-ta for now)

Summer Snapshots

Summer started with a trip to Holiday World.

Chillin watchin big brother play baseball.

always take time to smell the flowers

Family time is always the best

Summer wouldn't be complete with out an ice cream treat!

Logan got fitted for his othrodontic appliance (it looks way worse than it was, he did awesome)

Tea party with friends

Logan's express car wash

First day of first grade for Logan, Avery just insisted on carrying a bag too

Colts vs. Packers (don't let the colts gear fool you, we were rooting for the Pack)