Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cake, Cake, and MORE Cake!

Funny how the summer time flies by, while the winter months drag on.  It's hard to believe that today is the first day of summer already.  We've been super busy with birthdays, work, house projects, visiting with family and friends, and enjoying the warmer weather when we have a few minutes to breathe.

My parents are back in town, so two Fridays back,we had my parents over for cake and birthday wishes...it was Mom's birthday that week, so it was great to be able to celebrate in person.  Two years in a row now!!  Plus, it was a great night to sit out on the deck and enjoy the wonderful Friday night weather...

 "Happy Birthday, Dear Mooooommmmm!"






What a great night!






The following week, we celebrated Ava's 7th birthday!  WHAT?  When did that happen??  She's been having a blast playing with all of her new toys, but loves, loves, loves her new Barbie vacation house so much!  They've had all sort of parties at the new digs...I see why Barbie has so many friends, now!









In non-birthday related news...building the deck stair railings is, apparently, the most horrible thing possible.  Scott and my dad worked on them for several hours yesterday, and managed to get two in place.  There are two more to go, and I know that Scott isn't looking forward to working on them.  They do look really nice, but the design doesn't make them easy to build/install.  Ugh.

G's doing pretty well...he went to a backup daycare on Tues/Wed of this past week, and had a great time.  There were lots of little boys for him to play with, which is the opposite of his normal daycare location.  It's great that we now have a backup, with someone else that we trust!

I've been working, working, working...today is the first Sunday in several weeks that I decided not to work.  I will pay for it in this coming week, but I really want/need some time off from thinking about my job.  I've got 9 more days till the end of June, at which point, two more of my projects will launch.  I had one website launch on June 15, so that's moved into operations, but I have some transition items to wrap up.  I am very hopeful that July will bring more normal hours, and the chance to spend more time with my family, and get back into doing the things that I want to do with my life.  If not, things will need to change.

Not only is it the first day of summer, and International Yoga Day, but, it's also Father's Day!  Happy Father's Day to my wonderful dad and Grandpa Whitey - we're looking forward to celebrating with you both this afternoon! 

And of course, we wish a very Happy Father's Day to Scott!  Ava made him a gift at school, which has proudly joined the collection of clay items that appear to resemble something...but, we're not quite sure what.  She tells us this one is a fish, which perhaps, it really is.  We can kinda see it.  Sorta.  We enjoyed a yummy breakfast as a family this morning, and it will be so nice to spend the entire day together.  This will be the first one in a long time, due to our work schedules.

I know Scott misses his dad terribly, and wishes he was able to see him again.  Bruce isn't far from our hearts...today or any day.  We love you!

Happy Sunday-Father's Day-First Day of Summer-International Yoga Day!  Seems like we've got perfect weather for celebrating a variety of special events!

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