I was able to get a way with Mike for a long weekend right after the 4th of July. It was great to get him a few days off since he has been working like a mad man for the past few weeks (and we have not slowed down since we've been back). We were able to catch up with a couple of his high school buddies and they had a great time out on the Glades watching the Air Boat races.
I had a great time going into Miami and catching up with a friend from Okinawa and he showed me the sites (to include Versace's mansion). It really was a fun, but all too quick weekend.
We also had a chance to watch 2 sea turtles be released back into the ocean after being rescued and brought back to health at the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center. That was the first time I've been able to go to a release and it was great to take the kids to see. I think they had a lot of fun!
To round out my fast paced but fun month (a far cry from last year) I was blessed to be able to treat my friend and some of her closest friends to a bridal shower dinner! It was so much fun to be able to treat her to such a wonderful time and we really had a blast. I'm so thankful that she asked me to be a part of her wedding and WOW what a wedding it was!
That is where I was this past weekend...attending to Raquel as she was preparing to say "I Do" to a wonderful, God fearing, God loving man. My prayer is that they continue to grow strong in love for God and each other.
So here it is now, August 5th. The kids start school in 3 days. We had open house for both the high school (yes...I have fits thinking about that) and middle school. Tomorrow night is open house for elementary. I can't believe I have one in each, but I do! What a wonderful crazy life this is! So that's it in a nutshell. Back to school for the kids and (hopefully) back to a "normal" schedule for me...but I sure did love this summer.
~Peace & Blessings~