Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer is Flying By!

Well summer is in essence halfway over for us.  School has been out about  a month and starts back on August 1st.  We had a great start to summer with a trip to south Florida. We really enjoyed our trip and it was probably one of the most "normal" family experiences I've ever had with my family in my life EVER. For those of you that know my background I hope you're happy to hear this news because I'm sure happy to share it!  For those of you that don't know my background then maybe one day I'll write a memoir and fill you in :-) 

Tonight is the first night the boys have been in bed before 8pm since school let out. We've been busy with VBS and get togethers all summer thus far. Conner tests for his next belt this week in karate.  He calculated tonight that he'll have his Little Dragon black belt one year from now. That seemed to give him some renewed enthusiasm about karate.  

We're also entering what I call "birthday season" next week with mine and Andy's birthdays eight days apart with 4th of July in between. So I'm already mentally preparing for the ensuing gluttony!  Guess I better prepare physically and increase my workouts too...

After birthday season we'll be on the road again for summer work conferences - one in Chattanooga and the other in Scottsdale, Arizona then exactly one work after returning from all that travel school starts.  In the meantime, I'm going to try and savor and be present for each moment that's left of this summer. Hope you and yours are finding some time for fun and family this summer too.  

**I originally wrote this last week.  Blogpress on my iPad has not been kind to me in trying to post.  But at least now I can add some pics from our trip to Florida since I didn't have those on my iPad.  Birthday season starts later this week and Conner now has his blue belt.

It was a long 8 day vacation...we needed some TLC before getting on the plane :-)

Camren. Doug, Mom, Thomas and Conner

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