June sure did zoom by, didn't it? Poof! It's gone and next up? Please welcome, Miss July!
|Just back from Warped|
After that, we shopped then returned to our hotel to play Farkle and kill more time until 9PM to pick up the kids. All 10,000 Warped Tour attenders were leaving or being picked up at that very same time. Unbeknownst to me, THAT is when the concert ended. Leaving the fairgrounds was a mess, but I can live with that glitch ... It’s the Pomona gangs, guns and knives that worried me. Thankfully, that was a non-issue, and I admit that I error on the side of worry-wart.
At the concert, Lucas was in heaven! One hundred bands playing all day ... it was mega music to his ears. He hardly had time to float back to Earth before leaving for a week of Fryathon. That’s our church youth camp at Lake Tulloch that includes a week of boating, skiing, tubing … well, all sports that include water mixed with over 100 teens!
|Tube jumping at high speed is Lucas's favorite Fryathon sport|
|Dan. Loves. The. Beach.|
|Chillin with my man at the club|
|Friday was "Open Mic" night at the local coffee house in Pine Mtn. |
Ten-year-old Andre nailed two Green Day songs.
The crowd loved him ;0)
|We don't see this everyday ....|
Hitting balls at the driving range.
|It poured one late afternoon in Pine Mountain.|
It never rains in southern California!
|Daniel learned how to play the ukulele.|
|These two merely tolerated parents and siblings|
Daniel is keeping busy after swapping out one of the new chicks that ended up being a rooster. Our chicken drama is never ending. He brought home a baby chick and was in tears as the other chickens, all big, wanted to peck the little gal. Therefore, he created a small coop just for the newcomer, to keep her alive until she can fend off the brood.
When not loving on the chickens, Daniel has been airsofting with his pals and avoiding sleep at night. He will be thirteen next month, and THIS is the age pulling “all-nighters” is “cool.” He seems to be tired often and I catch him napping mid-day like a toddler. The thought of staying up all night sounds miserable. There, I said it. I’m old.
|He feel asleep in my arms! This hasn't happened in ten YEARS?|
It was the BEST DAY EVER for this Mom!
|The God Bless America Cross|
|Yummy Eagle cookies|
|Fourth of July babes|
|This year's favorite quotes|
So sad, too bad: My Teckie is officially furloughed and unhappily taking a 20% pay cut until the end of October. Despite that, we are moving forward with our vacation plans. We’re all excited; some more than others, right honey? It WILL all work out!
Life is too short, eat dessert first!
My goal is to blog my way through Phoenix, The Grand Canyon and Utah. Lord knows, there will be plenty of time driving through the desert.
|Daniel blows the conch shell alerting drivers to stay off the road!|
Warning! Tomorrow Lucas takes his driving test. It’s surreal to me. I am not going to hyperventilate until he actually passes the test, and drives off without a parent yelling/sitting next to him. Until that moment, he still needs me!
Honestly, It's a ginormous blessing to watch your kids grow up!
It's a gift that is never taken for granted around here ;0)
Peace, Love and Keep the Balance!