My how time flies when you are having fun. Here is the Reader’s Digest version of this that have happened since my last post.
June- Went to Washington DC/New York again. This time it was an educator’s trip and we only had to pay $500 for the whole trip. We had several issues with our flights, but over all it was a great trip. We were able to meet up with a friend and got a private tour of the Pentagon! It was so amazing!!! Thank you Ron & Stacy. We also got to see the 9-11 memorial for the first time. Talk about moving. It is a place that you just want to sit and reflect on how life has changed since then. It is pretty amazing.
In New York, we got to ride the subway. Will got pretty good at figuring it out and we were able to navigate it if we wanted to stay in Times Square longer. We went to Mary Poppins on Broadway. It was better than I was expecting. We also got to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in Times Square. I was a nice trip.
July- Will was in charge of an Chinese exchange summer program. We had 3 boys staying at our house in addition to Will being in charge of the program. The boys were funny and ate well.
We got egress windows in the basement. Will dug the holes and did all the leg work for getting the concrete cut and windows installed. Needless to say it was a busy July.
August- At the beginning of the month, we still had the Chinese students. We celebrated our friends & family’s birthdays. Will finished the egress windows by putting in the window wells. The next day we were at the lake and he broke a rib wakeboarding. At least he finished the window before he did that.
September- Brought the beginning of school and the ability to getting back to a routine. We love a routine.
October- Brought LOTS of birthdays. Our close friends announced a pregnancy! We are so happy for them. We also officially became licensed foster parents.
November- My dad came to visit, unexpectedly. It was a nice visit, just not long enough. We celebrated Thanksgiving with Will’s family. We also did respite for the first time. Our friends announced that they are having a little girl. Can’t wait to meet her.
December- We got carpet in our basement. It looks so pretty and makes the room a lot more homey. Will painted the room before we had the carpet installed and it looks so good. Can’t wait to spend more time down there as a family. We celebrated Christmas with Will’s family. I married into a really amazing family.
See time really does fly when you are having fun.
We are now into the New Year and I can’t wait for what this year is going to bring. Some we know about…our friends new little girl in April, the 1st anniversary of my father-in-laws death, foster children that we may get to give a “forever” family, my younger sister and her 4 kids visiting (hopefully). Will gets to go to DC, again. He is also going to Germany when school gets out for 2 weeks. Me, I get to stay home with the kiddos, if we have some by then.
There is a lot that is going to happen for us this year. Not knowing what, just happens to be what I am looking forward to the most.