Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer 2014

I've had a busy, fun, relaxing, wonderful summer. So wonderful, in fact, I haven't taken much time to blog. I thought I would catch up today, while there is a lull in the action. Be warned! There are lots of pictures. 
I started the summer by having a hysterectomy. It was the best decision I've ever made. I feel like a new person. I didn't realize how poorly I felt until I suddenly didn't feel that way anymore. I stayed with momMA for a couple of weeks and received great care (already noted in an earlier blog post). Soon after, she and I went glamping on San Juan Island (also noted in an earlier blog post). My mom was finally able to take time off from work so she came to visit for a couple of weeks in July. She wanted to take it easy since I was still recovering and she'd been working so hard so we stayed pretty close to home. We went to the ferris wheel, aquarium, zoo, the fish ladder, the Locks, Shilshole marina, Fishermen's Terminal, and Mt. St. Helens. When she left, JP and I went tent camping and fishing...which ended up being a nightmare. I don't even want to blog about it. I did get some good pictures though. We have really been enjoying the "fruits of JP's labor" from the garden. We have peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins and lots of flowers. Even herbs. I like going out and picking green tomatoes and frying them up in a slab of butter with just a sprinkling of salt. I think they are so delicious. We even have corn trying its hardest to grow. Well, I think that's about all. I'm back at summer school now and have 12 students. They are from Taiwan, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Korea and Namibia. They are very well-behaved and I am enjoying them a lot. Time for pictures...

Mom's Visit

(Mom made a new best friend. Ichabod wouldn't have anything to do with anyone else while she was here. He was completely "Grandma's" boy.

Camping with JP

This and That
Getting some love from my boy. He's my loyal buddy.

Since I didn't get to go home this summer, I sent souvenirs for all my babies.
This is Haydn and Maddy in their "Someone from Mill Creek, WA Loves Me" tees.

Here's Jes and the girls. Notice Miss Molly's Mariners pjs? Lovely hair, too!

Fried Green Tomatoes from JP's garden

Cell phone hotel at summer school

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