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Saturday, June 25, 2011

It's a Jeep thing...

Jay's new baby is a 1988 Jeep Wrangler. It needs a ton of work but it's a Jeep. So far he has done some engine and carb work to get it running correctly. He needs to restore the body and interior as well. It will take a bunch of work but he is happy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer, summer, summer!

Summer has officially started in this house! We had our first camping trip a few weeks ago. It was cold and our dog ran away and spent the night with other campers. One little tip for fellow campers: when you buy an air mattress bed set make sure that it doesn't say "air mattress not included" or if it does get an air mattress as well. If you don't your sweet, kind, loving husband (did you read that honey) will not be very happy (or sweet, kind, and loving) and you will wake up very stiff and cold despite the sleeping bags you layered underneath and on top of you plus the leather jacket and flannel pjs you slept in.

Jimmy is out of school. Yesterday was his last day. There was a big school picnic for parents and students. I am still trying to take inventory to see how much we lost. I know at least one pair of crocs is missing because my sweet  boy lent them to a friend. We also seem to be missing a pair of boxers he wore to school (I hope he didn't lend those out), a clay pot he made for Jay for Father's Day, and a toy car he took in for show and tell. Now let's see how much he can lose when he starts 1st grade in the fall. Bianca will also be starting school this fall as a preschooler. I got a letter saying she was chosen last month. I am just praying they don't change their minds once they have a few days with her. 

Enough about school, back to summer! We are going to have an awesome summer here. There is at least one trip to Maine planned to see family in Lincoln, ME (wherever the heck that is) and possibly one to York Beach, ME to see other family members. Jay is trading his plow truck for a Jeep Wrangler. We (meaning Jay) are getting the boat ready. Jay and his brother got a kayak and have been out a few times. We are also looking for a canoe. Bianca will have her cast off the 28th so we can get lots of swimming in as well. I need to find some swim lessons around here. I think this is going to be an amazing summer!