Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sucked into facebook...

and I lost so many hours looking up family, finding friends, and making comments to all of thee above.  Wow, Facebook is a TOTAL time suck.  So here's a very brief update of the news and happenings.

April -
Spring break brought a visit of my parents.  We had fair weather but a wonderful time, including a drive around town with Grammy, a four generation photo op, and opening day for the TinCaps.

I'm not a baseball fan, but I love going to minor league games.  The ball parks are smaller, the fans are great, and the players really are there for the love of the game.  Despite the rain that started during the 5th inning, we were prepared with rain gear & umbrellas, the TinCaps won and we enjoyed the post-game fireworks.  The fireworks were amazing, partially because they were shot off from the outfield.  I've never been so close to the action before.

April also brought rain, showers, more rain, and lots of tornado warnings.  Drove home one night from Wabash with Grammy in a torrential storm, which left me soaked after dropping her at home.  The next morning I saw damage to a billboard and silos at one farm on Rt. 13 which lead me to wonder if I should have even been on the road the night before.  Since I didn't hear an sirens, it wasn't that bad, but....

The kids started spring soccer on their own teams, but they were each on the red team.  Several weeks games were on adjacent fields which meant Mom & Dad got to hang in between fields and watch both.  The both learned many new skills and had lots of fun.

Should have brought the end of school, but with so many snow days (ice days, fog days... you get the idea), we had to make up 9 days of school.  For my pair this wasn't a big deal since they always went to school into June, but there were many families who had vacation plans or college visit plans which were either changed or more missed school days for the kids.

We also so more rain and further delays for planting the fields around town.

Finally the end of school for the kids.  The start of summer brought soccer camp, tennis camp, and basketball camp for the kids.  Using high school talent, lots of kids here in town had fun learning fundamentals and gave parents a couple of hours a day with them running off all that energy.

MM spent a week at Bear Lake Camp, her first year at sleep away camp.  After a big hug at the end of the week, I was greeted with "I can't wait to come back next summer!!"  LB gets to enjoy his week later in July.

Knitting continues as does unpacking, cleaning, and baking.  With summer months bring families for reunions, weddings, and holidays so things at the inn are picking up.  Soon we also head out for our holiday with Robert's family and I can't wait for some one to cook and clean for me.

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