Sunday, August 06, 2006

My Summer is ending...

We all have events that we use as markers for time. One of my major markers for my summer ending is, the Stanwood Camano Fair. I know that shortly after it's over, football begins then all the other fall sports follow closely behind. One of my jobs is to help get the kids and coaches ready for their seasons to start. So, with the fair's time for me to start thinking about work again.

I have lots of little things I wanted to do this summer but never found the time. I planned on "Riding the Ducks" with Pam, going to the zoo with the Titus girls, painting my deck rails, and much...much...more. I'm still working at accomplishing these things, but who knows what I'll complete? All I can do is try...

Amy arrived in Texas today for her military training (Captain Schmitt is what we'll need to start calling her in September). She said the weather was 102 degrees when she stepped off the plane. Hopefully it will cool down while she's there. I can't imagine training in that kind of weather. The best advice I had for her was HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE... Let's all wish her luck.

Jake is getting ready to head back to school for his Senior year as a Coug. I'm going to miss having him home. He does so much around the house without ever being asked. After he leaves I'll probably be exhausted all the time because I'll have to do my own work. He leaves on Wednesday but he's already preparing for the move. :( I'm going to try to get our family together at least once a month while Jake is over in Pullman. We need to stay connected now more than ever.

Angie's classroom curriculum is going to change a little this coming year. She will be teaching fitness and nutrition along with her regular Phys Ed classes. She is a teacher with a clear vision and I can't wait to see what she has in sight for the upcoming year. (I know if she is teaching nutrition she might have to cut back on her Diet Coke addiction).

We are very proud of our children. I'm sure many of you get tired hearing about them, but their determination is never ending and we love to share them with everyone. I'm not sure where they got this ambition and drive, but it helps me get through my hard times knowing that they will be able to take care of themselves better than I could have ever hoped for.

I'm beat so I'm heading off for bed. I know it's a little early, but it can never hurt to have too much beauty sleep.

Dream Big,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hearing about your kids, or should I say Kidadults is a blast and it does give us other common folk somthing to look forward too and dream about someday for our own!! Your wonderful family is a great role model for us all, and come on, you don't know where they got their determination?? Please just look in the mirror, both you and Rick are go getters and determined to accompish all that you do, so its not a wonder that yours are turning out the way they are!!!

I don't want to short change those kids of yours, and their own determination because I see you gave them their head start and now its them!!! Well that's how I see it anyway.... And go getters they are!!!! Wonderful job Slice and Nobutt!! Hee, Hee, Hee.... Love you all... Pegster... And Good luck to Amy and Jake, and I can't wait to hear more about Angie and her new curriculum, It'll be great....Peace out!!