Thursday, July 15, 2010


It's 26 hours until we leave for vacation and I'm almost packed and ready. It will be new for us not having Erik but I hope that we can make the most of it and have a good year. This year we won't be mailing wedding invitations, or looking at bubbles, bows or catering options. We are both taking along homework and textbooks but I've got plans to do most of my reading on the dock, with my swimsuit.

Erik is all packed up for Philmont and Brian will be helping the crew drive back across Nebraska. It's kind of odd getting him ready to be gone for 2 solid weeks.

Hard to believe summer is halfway over already!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ankles Are Stupid

On Friday I wrote about our super fun holiday weekend. Friday night we went to Brian's Aunt Patty's house to spend time with family. We played Rock Band and had a blast. Who knew Brian and Jeff should have had a garage band?

Saturday morning Erik and I met up with the scouts for a hike in Pioneers Park and on our way down the very last hill I twisted my ankle. Badly.... so badly that 5 days later I am still in love with the ice pack and the ACE bandage. Brian got the joy of doing Erik's mission trip laundry and we only made it to 2 of the 4 weekend parties that we had planned to attend.

This week we have stayed busy with band projects, work and getting the sprinklers repaired. Only 8 more days til vacation so I'm hoping to be healed up by then. Can't wait for Ely - time with family, the dock, the rocks, the boat, the cabin, the blueberries.....sometimes 8 days is a really long time!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Holiday Weekend

Last year for the 4th of July we were on call for our engagement pictures. It feels like it was just yesterday! Looks like this might be a rainy weekend too.

We're triple booked for the weekend and everything sounds like a lot of fun. Erik will get home from his first mission trip today so tonight I'll have some pretty stinky laundry to contend with. About 9 last night I realized that we sent Erik out for the week with plenty of clothes, things to shower with, swim trunks, flip flops, toys and games.... but not one single towel... We'll definitely have to remember that for next week's list!

Have a safe and happy holiday!