Wow, it's been two weeks since I last posted. I think that's got to be the longest break I've ever taken from blogging. But I suppose I don't really care; nobody mentioned a thing while I was away! Maybe my readership isn't quite as broad as I once imagined. ;) Anyway, I also wish I could say it was a really busy two weeks or that I was gone, but the truth is I've just been lazy the last few weeks.
But I do have some catching up to do for my journal purposes. So here goes.
None of the other pictures are working today. I just got a big error from blogger saying that certain photos aren't working, so that's all you get for now with pictures. We also had a campout at the family ranch with Cody's family reunion, and the kids even got to help daddy hand fish for trout (they got a nice 15 inch-er which was enjoyed for breakfast). Work continues in our yard and house as we continue to get settled and set up. We bought two four-year-old Northern Red Oak trees for our back yard and planted them in line with our windows--yay! No more naked neighbors to see! :) They are beautiful. My little tiny patch of basil--the only edible thing I've grown this year--got huge and was doing so well that I cut it back and made 10 batches of basil pesto, which I'm already looking forward to in the winter with some pasta and roasted chicken... mmm. We watched the Olympics, and I made dinners to match. We ended up eating British, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish (from Spain, not Mexico), French, Thai, Indian, and of course good ol' American (Burgers on the day that Michael Phelps broke the all-time record for most decorated Olympian). Then, we got a new game for the Wii (Lego Harry Potter),
and have been enjoying the air conditioning as it's been very hot
outside. I have found a walking buddy, but sometimes I wonder if it is worth it when the kids are naughty while I'm gone (even though Daddy is home). I enjoy my morning walks, I really do... but I constantly feel guilty for taking any time to myself. Cody has been getting up extra extra early so he can go for a jog before work. On Sunday at church he announced "We're running before work at about 5:30 every morning. Just meet here and we'll run for about 20 minutes." Then someone asked, "Who's 'we'?" and Cody mumbled, "Well, me." Everyone laughed. But he really likes his little workouts and how much energy they give him for the day.
I wish I could promise that I won't take another break from blogging now, but we are coming into a very big vacation week. I'll try my best, though. I'd LOVE to see some of you blog too, you know. Have a great day!