Sunday, July 24, 2016

Since my last post

This summer has been so crazy, I'm just thankful I've taken pictures.  About the only way I can remember what's happening is by looking at my phone.  Since my last update, this is what's been going on around here...packing, unpacking, washing laundry, and repacking. Yep, that about sums up our summer.

Jack went to children's camp.  He had a blast!  Jack is made for camp.  He loves every aspect of it.  Although he did tell me that he chose his small group times incorrectly.  All the group times were outside and I think it was super hot.  Oh well.  He had a blast and took one shower.  I count that one shower a success, since he didn't even want to (nor did he see the need to) pack a towel.

Initially, I thought I was going to go to children's camp, but as it turned out, I was not needed.  I had already scheduled Clayton and Andrew to be in Jackson since I was supposed to be gone.  So, we continued on with the plan.
Clayton went to music camp at Union.
Andrew took some swimming lessons to go deeper in his knowledge of swimming.  Get it?!?  Go deeper.  Ha!  I am so punny.

While the boys were gone I did a few riveting things.  Like clean out and organize my freezer.
And, I helped a friend, who shall remain nameless, clean out her closet.  It was a blast, I tell you!
Oh and I cleaned out Fred's bathroom sink area.  I'm telling you, the fun that I have knows no bounds!
Once Jack got home, I opened his suitcase and gagged.  Mercy.  Camp laundry is the worst!
We had to repack Jack so he could go with Tee and Adam to St. Louis for a few days of fun.  No one can do a trip like Tee.  In fact, when we went on a trip this summer I wished I had counted how many times Jack said, "When I'm on a trip with Tee" or "Tee would let me" or "Tee takes me to (restaurant) and let's me get..."  They went to the Arch, the zoo, and a ballgame.  Oh, and they went to Cardinal Nation...twice.

Once Jack got home we had a few days and then we headed to EBC staff retreat in Paris, Tennessee.  We all met for dinner at Patti's and then headed to the cabin on the lake.
But before we headed to Paris, I had to take Dash the dog to the vet.  He has not been feeling well.  When we got to the parking lot of the vet, Dash got overly excited and scratched my legs.  You see, there was a dog in the parking the vet.  Mercy.  Dash is a little high strung.
 Once we got inside he was still feeling a little nervous.  He was so nervous, in fact, that they gave us our own special room.
 He even got the back of my leg in his excitement.  While we were at the vet I had them cut his nails.  Time well spent at the vet, I'd say.
 Then we finally hit the road.  Andrew insisted that he was not tired.  I encouraged him to rest.  Turns out, he was tired.  He slept for a good part of the trip.
We met up at Patti's for a delicious dinner and a photo bomber.
 We visited with a few friends while we were there.  And then we also met up with some friends at Dairy Delight, which was a must stop for Jack.
 We even stopped by the Eiffel Tower at the park.  We got an obligatory photo with the tower.
 Sunday morning Clayton left for the Ocoee for a mission trip.  We found out he was leaving about 2 hours before the trip.  For some reason we did not sign him up, but at the last minute someone backed out and a spot opened up for him.  He literally packed in 50 minutes.  I'm happy to report that we made it to church about 5 minutes late, which really isn't much later than usual.
Aunt Janice came to Memphis to get a friend at the airport.  While she was here she just picked up the kids.  So, Fred and I are kid-less again.  When school starts back we are not going to know what to do with ourselves! Fourteen days of summer left, in case anyone is counting.  I know I am.  Oh summer, how I love thee!

1 comment:

Lux G. said...

This post makes me want to be a part of the Shacks so badly! :)