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Sunday, September 1, 2019

August 2019

 August was a full month for all of us! It's going to be a great school year!

Brennan has been busy with his challenging class schedule, part-time Mobile App Dev internship continued from the summer, applying to colleges, training for 5Ks, getting his senior project approved, serving as a Youth Deacon at church, and getting ready for the Youth Leadership program wrapping up later this month.  He's handling it all well!

First day of Senior Year!

1st Days of Kindergarten and Senior Year!

David and Brennan helped me cross another item off my 50x50 -ride a Segway!  We did a tour along the canal in Downtown Indy on a gorgeous summer day!

I went with Laura, Kelly, and Cindy to the inaugural Railbird Musical Festival to see our favorite, Brandi Carlile.  What a great day of music and SUN. 

Bailey and Remy are doing great.  They're loving all the walks.  We haven't been hiking much because of snakes, ticks, and busy-ness.  We'll be back in the fall though.

He's just sleeping.

We are proud of our niece Danielle who was crowned in Nashville, TN in the ANTSO scholarship program.  

In January,  over a curry dinner, the Boatwrights, Hacks, and Freys hatched the idea for a Woodstock party on the 50th anniversary of the music festival.  The 6 of us had a ball planning the big event.  It was legendary!

David, Bonnie, Gene, Laura, Cindy, and Eric 

Very cool Peace Signs made by Cindy

I made the selfie frame.  There were so many special touches.  It was awesome!

Our friends Jeff and Karen brought their 1970 bug that was perfect for photo ops

Everyone got into the spirit!  I think we had 80 in attendance.  It was awesome!

Clare caught us dancing and had to capture a photo.  The live band was terrific!!

I've been traveling for work a lot more.  A day trip to Wisconsin was great.

We had a few minutes on a trip to Minnesota to stop by Paisley Park.  We did not take the tour due to not wanting to miss our flight!  But it was very cool to see.  

Thomas moved into his first apartment in August!  He's in a 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 3 roommates.  They're enjoying putting up shelves, cooking together, and setting up their 4th floor apartment.  Thomas hates waiting, and the elevator is slow, so I can see how he'll get his exercise!

Thomas was in town for an evening so we took him out.  The next morning was his first day of 14th grade (sophomore in college)!  It's going to be a great year!

Thomas started his new internship on Friday!  I loved getting to see him at work.  He will be doing web design for a quality group.  It should be a great experience for him!

In very sad news, my Uncle Justin passed away suddenly in August.  I was so happy that I could travel to Tuscaloosa to be with my family.  As a counselor at the VA Hospital, a volunteer fireman, and an Army Veteran, it was a very special service at his and Ellen's beautiful church.  He will be missed!

Happy September!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

July 2019

Hello, and how is it already August?!  Here are a few photos from our very fun July!

An early morning view of our downtown with our church steeple as the sun was coming up on July 1st.  Early morning is a good time for walks!

David and I had a wonderful trip to Montana over the long 4th of July weekend!  We missed the boys and the dogs, but they did great.  

Montana was a new state for us both.  We went primarily to visit Glacier National Park, but we got to explore some of the communities in the area too including Whitefish, Kalispell, and Columbia Falls where we stayed.

We spent a lot of time touring Glacier on a Red Jammer where it was chilly and rainy on the 4th of July but still an awesome time exploring the Going to the Sun Road cutting across Glacier National Park.  We got to do a lot of sightseeing, hiking, and eating out as well.  A great vacation!!

We celebrated one year with Remy as well in July!  Our sweet baby boy.

Lots of walks during July.  This one to a playground / park where we used to take Thomas and Brennan!

And we continued hiking at Brown County State Park on the weekends.  Brennan joined us recently and we took a picnic.

It's hard to believe but Brennan's about to start his senior year of high school!  We got his schedule sorted out so he can continue his after school job and leave a little early.  He's got a tough schedule including an advanced college math course.  But he's going to have a great year!

And we went last night to have his senior portraits taken.  Senior year is really here!

Hope you're having a great summer!