I know, I skipped July… so many good things happened in July like Izzy turning 12 years old and having a great birthday party at Cheesecake Factory; and Amanda had a great birthday with Lorenzo back from Colorado.
This was a great August. As I get older (still hanging on to the illusion of 29) I am developing a love/hate relationship with my birthday month. I LOVE birthday celebrating and gifts (who doesn’t?). The month started with a girls trip to Lake Tenkiller. Izzy’s beloved para who has moved on to student teaching came along too. We spent hours boating swimming and grilling. We stayed in a cabin on the lake and it was beautiful. The first boat trip out I flipped off of the tube when I was trying to get on and landed face first on the back of the boat. I came up thinking I would have a black eye but trying to get back on the tube and noticed everyone was looking at me funny. I busted my eye open right on my eyebrow and was bloody. After a little rest and some super glue I was good to go the next morning! Izzy loved being on the boat and got a lot of good vitamin D.
I had a great birthday and felt very special on that day.
Later in the month I flew to San Diego to meet up with my near drowning mom friends. We had a great weekend staying by the water in downtown San Diego. We spent a day at the San Diego Zoo, ate at really fun places downtown, encountered really weird people, walked a lot, laughed even more, and talked almost all night long a couple of nights.
Izzy also started middle school in August. She’s officially in sixth grade! Time flies, for real though.
Emelia is now a junior who drives herself to school. She’s actually a very good driver so that’s all good.
Amanda is settled in their new place in Norman, enjoying her job and new puppy Dingo aka Angel.
Bailey is in school at UCO this Fall and working now as a real employee not intern doing what he loves – programming!