Thursday, July 10, 2008

Has it really been that long?

I can't believe it has really been that long since I have last blogged. But, I guess it has. I have been getting a wrath of crap from Katie and my Mom about blogging. I have just been very busy.

Summer is always a busy time for us as it is for everyone. Where do I begin?

the weekend of the fourth we busy, we attacked the bushes and hedges around our house on the 4th during the day. (that is what you do when you live in Okoboji, you hibernate) That night we had plans with a bunch of friends to meet up at the green space with all the kids to watch the fireworks and the band. It was great and the kids all had a ball. It ended up being even more people then we thought and more kids then we thought but, the more the merrier! It was crazy! We had gone to Walmart and bought the giant bag of sparklers and had every kid swarming Jason for sparklers. It was wild. Then, five of the Dads, took all the little kids up the the front by the mosh pit. The kids thought that was GREAT! Of course, the girls think their Dad is a hero for that! Then, one of the other mom's and I took all the kids for ice cream. We just had an all American good time and the fire works were spectacular as always.

The next day, Jason put closets in all day and I took Scout to the vet. We were busy all day and then went to some friends house that night for a bon fire, and the girls spent the night there.

Sunday, was race day, Katie raced in Lake Stevens Washington and qualified for the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater Florida in November. She did so good! She finished 5th in her age group. She ran her butt off that day. Usually the run is not her best part of the sport but, Sunday, the run was very strong!! We were waiting around most of the day to hear if she qualified a spot for Clearwater. It was a rollercoaster of a day! So, I guess you know, I will be in Florida in November. Wooo Hooo! Team Kate Monster Support Crew reporting for duty!

This week as been nuts. It has been work, work, work. I don't know if I have mentioned the fact that we are doing a Relay for Life fundraiser in August? It is a tour of kitchens that I have designed. I didn't want to do it until November. I was hoping to have some time to gain some energy back but, Joe told me we needed to do it in August so, I told him that was fine but, I needed lots of help. Do you think I am getting it? It is really a lot of work and a lot of extra hours and I knew it would be. I just wish I could snap my fingers and have all my energy back. I am still extremely tired. I haven't been home before 6 any night this week. And, I have had late appointments two nights this week.

We are leaving in the morning for Cedar Falls. Cami and Brian get married tomorrow. The girls are going to stay in Oelwein with my Dad and Mary for next week or part of next week, that hasn't been decided.

Big news in Nascar, Tony Stewart is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing. My long love of the number 20 is coming to a close. That is bitter sweat. I heard today that his new number for next year will be 14. I am good with that, my lucky number is 14. Maybe that will bring good luck to Tony! I hope the best for him and his owner ship and all I have to say is ,"Go Smoke!" And, I guess we will have to start learning how to yell for a new sponsor next year.

Okay, I guess I have caught everyone up on the not so excited parts of my life. Have a great weekend everyone and I will work harder at blogging, I promise!


Amy said...

Good to have you back! It can be tough to find time for everything. Don't be hard on yourself. It sounds like you are doing all you can and more.

The 4th was definitely the day for yard work. Jerry finished a big landscaping project on the 4th before we had two grill outs, a parade, carnival, and travel up to the lake for fireworks. Whew! Thank goodness the weather was so gorgeous!

Take care of yourself, Chell!

Angie said...

Oh so happy to see you back on here. Thanks for all your support and advice. Happy to hear you had a great 4th. Have a safe trip this weekend. Love ya Chell!

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