Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Finally.... SUMMER "VACATION"s!
Just thought I'd write a quick or not so quick post to let you know what's been going on & what's about to go on in my life. It's been a busy month.... On the 16th we attended the awards dinner for March of Dimes March for babies. Brian & Emily got awards for 2nd place & 5th place (in top walkers & youth walkers) I also was acknowledged for being a $500 + walker. Our Family team came in 4th place in our County, not bad when our team consist of only 6 members, many of the other family teams have upwards of 20 members. It was a very nice night, Brian again was the family team speaker & gave a very moving speech sharing Emily's story & why we walk & thanking & encouraging other families to keep walking each year & letting them know this was our family's 12th walk & we plan to keep going. It was a great speech & he didn't even have anything written. He's so good off the cuff like that. I'm completely jealous, I'd be a nervous wreck up there in front of everyone, BUT he was cool as a cucumber. I was proud of him. :) Anyway.. Emily finally is finished school. Her last day was June 20th! She came in the door SCREAM singing, Alice Cooper's "School's Out for Summer" upon entering the house that last day! Her last day was made even better by the fact that her grandma was visiting for a few days before they left on a very special trip. Emily's 13th birthday trip. Her grandma (Brian's mom) takes her grandkids on a special trip the year they are 13. Emily decided she wanted to go to Washington DC-in fact they are there right now, & from all accounts having a great time! :) They've already visited the Zoo, the Lincoln Monument, Mt. Vernon, they even toured the White House-which was no small feat since you have to get permission in advance & through your Senator! Pat- is such a great grandma! Emily made a list of all she wanted to get done & Pat is making sure she does most, if not all. I love her!! They are also doing a trolley tour today. They have a few more days there, then we will meet them in DC & are off to New Mexico. It'll be Emily, our nephew Patrick (17), Pat & I on a road trip adventure. Should be interesting & FUN! :) The closer it gets, the more exciting I'm getting... that might also have something to do with missing EMILY & my excitement over seeing her again!!! This is the longest time I've ever been away from her. It's tough. In fact she's never been on a trip without one of us, either Brian or I EVER! So this is a new experience, but she seems fine. When she calls at night she doesn't even seemed fazed by the absence.... I'm glad she's having fun BUT geez a little missing us, would be nice! ;) Anyway..... Brian is going to be re-doing our bathroom while Emily & I are in New Mexico. He thought this would be best since our shower/facilities will be out of commission for a few days, he's just gonna go to the gym & shower there...LOL! At least that gym membership is coming in extra handy. I'm gonna miss him though BUT It will be nice to come home to a fresh new bathroom. Our current one is quite embarrassing... tile missing, duck tape on the shower faucet... yeah, it's bad! LOL! We could easily win one of those worst bathroom contest. Anyway.... I feel kind of bad that Brian will be doing so much work while we're away but he insist he doesn't mind. He'll probably be happy without me micro managing... who me? LOL! Anyway... I have lots to get done before we have to leave so I guess I should go. But wanted to pop on here & get this down. Hope whoever reads this, is having a great summer too, now that it's finally HERE- took forever this year it seems. Peace- Missy