Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oh What A Night

Last night the boys went downstairs to go to bed around midnight. I know that is pretty late, but it is summertime and we all sleep in late. While they were downstairs E decides to throw a domino into the air and then throw another domino at it to see if he can hit it. Well he hits it alright! He sends it sailing right into A's laptop and shatters the screen. Now A is left without a laptop. I took E's laptop away since I did not feel it was fair for him to have one after ruining his brother's. It was a huge drama. I just don't understand what goes through their heads sometimes!

Today is Father's Day and we are spending it without Brian. Not really sure what we are going to do today, but I know we are going to get out of the house. Even if it is just going out to a nice
So now that summer is here I want to keep the boys busy. Unfortunately there is not much for A to do. I can sign E up for all kinds of free events throughout the summer. Right now he is doing bowling one day a week for all of June. He is also doing archery and air rifle one day a week for the next 4 weeks and then in July he is going to try golfing. There is also an adventure camp where they go to Bavaria for one week and go white water rafting and hiking and they even visit some of the concentration camps. He does not want to do this. I know he would love it. What is so sad is that if it was A he would go in a heartbeat! E is just not comfortable with himself plus he does not know any of the kids going. That's about it for now.

Til next time!

What's Happening With Me

So Brian is deployed yet again and he wants me to do a better job of updating my blog while he is away. So much has happened lately. The boys finished another year of school. After a pretty hard year for E he finished his last quarter on the Honor Roll. I was very proud, but knew he had it in him all along. A got 4 awards on the last day of school. First he got the Golden Bear award. This is a very special award that each teacher gives out to one student each quarter. He was very excited to get it. Then he got a award signed by the president. This is an all around achievement award. He also got an award for having his poem selected in the Showcase. A book that is made up of artwork and poems from the students throughout Europe. His last award was for participating in the Red Cross Club. All in all the boys had a great year.

I just finished taking a photography class. I learned quite a bit and I am having more fun using my camera. I think my interest is mostly in Macro photography. I like getting close up and seeing lots of detail. I have been taking a lot of flower pictures lately.

We have been having a time with our minivan. After only having the van for 15 months and 17,000 miles I had to replace the brakes on it. I thought it was strange but figured maybe the factory brakes where cheap. Then after another 8 months I had to replace them again. Neither time did the warranty cover the charges. I read online that this is a common problem with the type of van we have and we can expect to continue to replace the brakes every 6 months or so indefinitely. So I am going to prepare the van to sell and we are going to get a new car.

It is very late and I need to hit the hay so I will write more soon.