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Catch up - July

What is a July in Monmouth without a parade, fireworks at the park, working a concert at the park, never sleeping, CET, and a road trip.

This year my favorite part of the parade was Ben.  He was so impressed with every thing that rolled by.  He was concerned that the people throwing candy was making a mess.He seemed so happy to be there and with all the people we loves. After the parade we were treated to a great picnic and Ray and Kimber's house before I went to work at the park.

This guy was my favorite part of working in the park (although the bands this year were pretty good too).  Look real close.  He has a guy mowing the lawn tattooed on his bald spot. BWAHAHAHAH!

Then, of coarse, my summer was complicated by working at CET once again.  It is one exhausting job!

This year I had the greatest TA!  HANNAH!  I love working with Hannah.  She is a fantastic worker.  Even better, she got paid to do what she would have most likely done anyway.  She did great teaching sections of c…

Catch up... June

I got behind in reporting the family activities on my blog.  I kind of got a sour taste in my mouth for my blog in May and I am finally overcoming that.  After all, my kids are moving on with their lives.  Although we Skype every Sunday, I feel the kids are drifting further and further apart.  My fear is that they are already like many families that become distant as the siblings spread out and move forward.  Oh well, the truth is, my little blog will not keep them close.  I blew that a long time a ago.  Some how I missed the boat when attempting to teach my kids to make their best friends their siblings.

 So, the best I can do is to report life as I see it and hope that it will spark the interest of my kids enough that they will call each other more often or speak to each other more kindly or find time to do things with each other.

The big event (and the only event I took pictures of) was the BIG week of sandcastles.  John camped the whole week with the kids.  I went out 1/2 way t…