Got home June 2nd. It is always good to be home. The house was in amazingly good shape. The yard was a little dry and the bushes needed trimming. The decks needed cleaning. After a few phone calls most everything was taken care of. We expected JasonÕ family from Texas June 21st. We were able to get everything done. Had the decks and the roof cleaned, carpet cleaned, bushes trimmed, windows cleaned and got back on the cleaning ladyÕs schedule. DianeÕs car needed a new battery and the scooter batteries needed charging. The standby generator battery and oil were in good shape.
Tinker was glad to be home.
A little of this and a little of that and we were back in business and ready for company and watching swimming meets. The Grandchildren, ages 6 & 9, had fun and got better with each meet.
I celebrated my 65th birthday with a lovely evening with Diane at SullivanÕs Steak House. We had a great evening and the food was superb. We had a gift card from my local State Farm agent to help defray the cost. Thanks again Mike! I used to think 65 was old. Now I know it is!
June the 16th we had an open house cocktail party for the neighborhood. We had about 16 people show up and it was great to catch up with the neighbors after being gone for the winter. We of course only talked about the ones who did not come. We are very fortunate to have such good neighbors and we enjoyed seeing them all again.
To celebrate having JasonÕs Family home we had a back yard cookout. The weather was perfect and all of the relatives were able to come. We also had seven dogs.
For the past couple of years we have wanted a family portrait on the bridge at Pioneer Park. It is just something that we have always wanted. When Jason arrived we took advantage. Several poses and shots were taken to try to get the perfect one. It was fun. Thanks again to my family for indulging me.
That evening we went to the cookout and Fireworks at the Country Club. While we didnÕt win the ball drop from the helicopter, the food and the fireworks were outstanding. Good to be with Family. Time goes so quickly when you are having fun. We were able to get together at StephanieÕs pool before Jason left on his mission trip to Chicago. He spent a week with his youth group from Texas.