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Sunday, September 9, 2018

August 2018

A high school junior, a college freshman, and a new puppy!

We moved Thomas into his dorm in early August where he spent 2 weeks in freshman orientation.  He is living on a co-ed floor with students in his major and he's made a lot of friends.  He's adapted very easily to college.  Move-in was a breeze (he's a guy) and only required one trip to Target and a couple of drop-offs of random other things from his room.

He came home the following weekend and again over Labor Day so we feel like we see him a lot.  We also take him to dinner when we're in Indy.  He's doing really well.

One on visit home we went on a quick trip to Stream Cliff Farms where he had not been in 9 years. 
Brennan started his junior year.  He is doing great, maybe a bit overwhelmed with so many AP classes, but he's got this.  In addition to school he is tutoring 3 high school students, on the handbell team at church, on the high school robotics team, is running regularly, and is taking a UMichigan computer science class for fun.  He's enjoying having a car to himself I think.

I did some biking in August.  This re-purposed bridge from another part of the county now makes its home on our People Trail.  What a pretty bridge!

John, Erin, Amber and I went to see "Clueless" at the Art Craft Theater in Franklin.  Such a fun night!

For our Wine Club in August we had a Pontoon Key West night with Charlie and Jayne, Roger and Jan as our hosts.  Perfect weather and yummy food.

We celebrated Cindy and Eric's big trip to Paris with a surprise Paris party.

At the annual meeting I completed my 6 year board of directors term for the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic.  It was an awesome experience.  I will still be involved, just without board responsibilities!

 My team at work toured the child development center's outdoor experience area - it's truly incredible with tons of play areas that are designed to teach children about rolling down hills, looking for bugs, playing in the dirt, and playing even in the rain - all the things kids don't really do any more.  Then we played with the under-one year olds for a couple of hours.  So much fun!

The dogs are doing great.  Working on potty rules with Remy but he's getting there.  The dogs play rough together, but they are also friends.  They share food, toys, and Mommy.

Remy's first trip to the groomer.  Not that excited.

Cute little underbite

Bailey before his much-needed trip to the groomer!

They love Brennan!

In addition to all this fun family time, I went on a weekend trip to Maine with 6 girlfriends.  We did ALL the sightseeing imaginable on the Mid-coast of Maine which I LOVE.  Those photos are all over facebook, Instagram, and snapchat so I'll spare you.  We had a ball.