Y’all, it has been such a great year, but we have been in survival mode since…hmmm…May maybe? I’m hoping it’s calming down. Maybe this is the new normal? Let’s hope not. Well, August has come and gone. We had a beach trip which was pre-empted by a wedding. We ended up going to the wedding with EK and sent the boys to the beach with Mom and Dad.
I think they made it fine without us.
The wedding was in Memphis, which is where one of my favorite people had just moved. Meet Courtney. We have lived in the same city since 2010, however we didn’t decide to start hanging out till about a month or so before she moved to Memphis. Sad story.
After lunch with Courtney and her husband (who is also pretty awesome), we eventually made it to the hotel, and then to the “non rehearsal rehearsal dinner.” That would be a rehearsal dinner without the rehearsal. Here’s a pic of all the guys who have ever lived in Jeb’s old college house. The 4 on the right are Jeb and his old roommates.
Here’s the crew from college who celebrates “Truth Day” (Thanksgiving-FRIENDS style) and Christmas together every year. We now have a new member, Brittany.
We got back from Memphis and slept on mattresses on the floor in our new house. EK watched Fresh Beat Band because it seemed like the right thing to do at 10PM after riding home from Memphis.
Then the next day Jeb went to work, and I directed movers while corralling a wild 4 year old. Oh, it’s every bit as stressful as your imagining, except MORE.
Well, everything got moved in, and we were making progress, and that’s when it happened. The thing you don’t ever want to happen, but it happens all the same. The Great Stomach Virus of 2013. It didn’t pass anyone by. You’d think it was gone, and then another man was down. It was a rough week my friends.
And then, once it had held each one of us captive, it went on its merry way to attack another house. And we were all back to normal.
Here’s JL before his 5 year check up and shots. We were only 8 months late for his appointment. No biggie. We’re 14 months late for EK’s 3 year appointment.
And just like that, summer, or the lack thereof was over, and school bags were packed and traffic signs were made for PTO.