The family came, the family left. I asked Lisa if she read my blog so that she’d know what we’ve been up to, and she said no, it felt too much like reading someone’s diary!!
We had a great time with them here. They arrived Thursday evening & Joel set off his fireworks after dark. They’re dog, Cookie, was smaller that I was expecting and she was so, so good. The weather was really nice and cool so that she could spend lots of time outside & not risk accidents in the house. She was very worn out and glad to spend time in her crate, too.
On Friday, Joel & Kyle took Brock & Kristen and went 4-wheelin’ at Wayne. They had planned for the guys to go, but James enjoys trail riding as much as Karra does – NOT. So, the rest of us went to the #1 zoo in America for 4 hours. We did everything but walk through North America (we took the train & James said, "can we be done now?"). It was alot of fun and we walked ourselves exhausted. I was still tired when the wheeler people called & said, "fix dinner, now!" We ate & then Lisa & I took the kids back to their hotel to swim. I didn’t want to, but she bribed me with the hot tub – okay! I was so tired. Saturday, I took our kids and Yoshi, to the 4th of July parade. It was one of Marysville’s better parades. There was so much stuff and so many participants. Kyle & family were at the house when we got home. I think everyone was just a little tired & worn out on Saturday.
They headed home mid afternoon on Saturday and after a couple of hours of recovery, we headed next door to meet our new neighbors who were having a party. Kurt played tennis with the little boys, nephews or cousins, I’m not sure. He was really good! Maybe, we’ll check into tennis lessons. I was quite impressed. We’ll definitely get him a play set to knock around.
I let Karra have her friend, India, over after church on Sunday & they holed up in her room with Catnip & only came out to eat. Unfortunately, I made everyone eat leftovers all day Sunday & yesterday. The good news, the leftovers are all gone – except for the watermelon. Oh, was that yummy yesterday. We ran India home in the afternoon, and then I was tired from the long drive! I took Stacie a dozen eggs and for the first time since the girls started laying, I have NO EGGS! We’ll re-supply starting today.
We’ve started harvesting summer squash & I still have a few peas. There are lots of tomatoes on the vines, but they’re still green. Cukes & zukes are growing and the melon vines are starting to flower. I need to get out and weed this week and plant Kurt’s pumpkins. A couple more weeks and I’ll be planting second rounds of broccoli, cauliflower and tons more peas to get a good harvest into the freezer. We watered Sunday afternoon and it’s not supposed to rain until maybe the weekend.
This week, the kids enjoy the last of their summer break until the end of August. Summer session starts next week. So, we need to keep decluttering and working on Kristen’s room and hopefully getting the sewing room gutted & re-organized and the carpet shampooed.
My Sonlight box should be here this week and I need to get my Rainbow order in. I can’t believe how quickly we’re headed toward fall! School supplies are starting to show up on sale – of all things!
And that’s what’s happening on the homestead!