Jeez, now that September’s almost over, I thought I’d better do my summer wrap up. Before you know it, it will be Christmas. Sheesh!
So for us in Alabama, school gets out in late May so that’s where our fun will begin.
Back in March, Drew got in a wreck, which I don’t think I ever told you about. So months later after finally getting everything dealt with with insurance he got a pretty good amount of money and was able to start figuring out what he wanted. As he started looking, Rob realized the prices of used cars were really good. Since Rob’s Acura has 300,000+ miles we know it is probably close to dying. Here’s the 2 new to us cars, both Honda Accords. The silver one is Rob’s. The black one is Drew’s.
Our church’s youth program did Summer Slam this year where they took all the activities they usually spread over the entire summer and slammed them all into one week. The kids had a blast. Rob and I volunteered one night and had to fill water balloons.
I’m anxious to be able to disperse all these old photos out to family so that I don’t have to store them all. However, before doing that I want to have them all scanned in, so I got a fast photo scanner.
Over the 4th of July week, we went to North Carolina. You can see more about that trip:
Vacationing in the North Carolina Mountains
After that trip, we came home for a day and then drove to Baton Rouge to see family. Rob’s sister and her kids were in town. We haven’t seen them in ages and it was good to see our nephews. We spent one day in New Orleans, since our nephews had never been.
Alex attended Sweat Week, which an in town mission week. Teenagers from our church and the community stay at the church all week and each day they go out into our community and surrounding areas to serve. They do things like go to Goodwill and help divide out donated item, work at the humane society, and even help do building repairs for the home bound.
Every August the area bands come together and perform their shows. Auburn University Marching Band comes out at performs their pre-game to start us off and then they perform their 1st show of the year after all the high school bands go. They blow us out of our seats since their used to playing in stadiums that hold 80,000+ people.
I think that covers the highlights. Summers go by so fast and you only have so many while your kids are around. I enjoy writing these posts so that we can go back and remember the fun times.