- Wed, Aug 20, 2008 /
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Been a busy August so far!! August 7-14 had Matthew and I riding an Amtrak train from Dodge City to San Diego, CA to visit Uncle Garrett and Aunt Amy (and Ema, too!). It was an extremely long ride, but we got to see parts of the country we''d never seen before. Our visit was wonderful: got to spend a lot of time with them, visit some sites (including Sea World!) and relax at their home. Matthew as already asking when we could go back shortly after leaving!
Matthew and Allison will start school next Monday (the 25th). We had enrollment last week and the kids are going to be busy. Allison is enrolled in Dance Cats (kind of a miniature cheer/dance squad for the school) and Kindergarten. Matthew will be entering 4th grade and is involved in Rec. tackle football (last night was first practice with helmets...God help me). I will be Co-Head room mom for the school: we will be organizing all of the room mothers, doing things for the teachers, etc. I may be helping out the music teacher when needed...got asked that at enrollment. Kara will be staying home with mom; a different thing for her since she''s so used to having siblings home. Something tells me it won''t be much of an adjustment for her! Ha!
Eric is busy finalizing everything for the annual Stewardship Day to be held at the Cathedral this Saturday. He''s gotten me envolved with singing for the prayer service. We don''t see much of him this week due to the frenzy, but he''s got such a smile on his face most of the time, it''s hard to criticize him for being gone a lot. It''s nice to see him enjoying his job so much...this is what he was meant for.
Got to see Greg and Amy over the weekend. They had been in far southwest KS visiting Greg''s brother and on their way home, they went to Mass with us and had lunch at our house. That was really nice. The kids (OK...and parents, too) hated to part ways, but maybe next time they can stay longer.
A couple of weeks ago, Jason and Katie and their crew came over from Pratt for the weekend and stayed with us. We took in the sights of Dodge (including some Dodge City Days events...like the rodeo, etc.). It was nice to have family stay with us for such an extended time. We had a nice time.
Oh yeah...and that intense heat wave we had? We broke 108 a couple of weeks ago...it''s gone. Feels like fall in August around here. We''ve finally gotten some significant rain, everything has greened up nicely, and we''ve had the windows open for a solid week (NO AC!!!). Actually baffled me to hear the neighbor''s AC turn on yesterday (it was 70 degrees outside!).
Well, better run. Lots of last minute football gear to get today. Allison needs one last vaccination before school starts. And, of course, I waited until the last minute to get shoes for school. Just hoping the paycheck comes in the mail today...my budget is counting on it today! :) Hope the school year for all of you has gotten off to a great start!