August 31, 2007

Summa Time

This summer has been a time of firsts for all of us. Bright's first fishing catch, Zion's first visit to Michigan, Daniel's first message series, my mother's first time to bury a parent. It was wonderful to be home for 2 1/2 weeks. Bright really got a chance to know his uncles and aunt and his dear cousin, JJ. We went to the beach, a petting zoo, Uncle Kody's farm, rode Uncle Tom's speed boat on Lake Michigan, and so much more. Grandpa made sure nobody went hungry, and Grandma made sure nobody's love-tanks were empty. Uncle Jack made sure nobody quit laughing, Uncle Kody made sure nobody felt incondsidered, and Aunt Denise made sure nobody stopped smiling. I really do love my family, and miss them very much when we're apart. But that is the beauty of living far off...I might not otherwise know how much we mean to each other.

August 06, 2007

Rollin' in KC

Well, for the past week and coming week, Kayla and the boys are in Michigan for a big family reunion. Tickets were just too much so I have stayed home. I now spend the majority of my time strategically finding meals at my sister's house and missing my family.

This past Thursday and Friday I took a road trip with Lance, a dear friend, up to IHOP in KC. We stayed with John Harrigan and had a thoroughly good time. At one point, we found ourselves in a hardware store that was selling some "tight" hats for just 50 cents!

It was an immediate purchase, secured without question, and with great joy. As we rolled through KC, filling out the bench seat of my pick-up, I in my infinite wisdom (gained on the internet), explained to the boys that "Dubs" referred to 20 inch rims on "pimped out" cars. Furthermore, that "Dubs minus duces" were actually 18 inch rims, which are smaller in size yet sufficient in style.

At a barbecue joint we actually pulled out the tape measure and found many different diameters of rims, some 17 inches, some 22. Needless to say, mass confusion and disillusionment ensued...