Early July

Well, we’ve been busy the past week or so. I bought a new car last week — a convertible VW bug. It’s black with tan leather interior. For my birthday on the 2nd, the kids got me a VW baseball cap (it’s plain with the little VW logo). Pretty nifty. So far, Ellie and Joshua are not too keen on riding with the top down. Ellie doesn’t like how it messes up her hair. They’ll come around. 😉

We had a nice 4th of July. We had brats and grilled chicken and blew bubbles and played with sparklers. Actually, Ellie twirled the sparklers and Joshua watched. Ellie burned herself with the sparklers (you knew it would happen) and we cut the fireworks short. She had just finished twirling one and it went out. Ellie stuck it in the cup of water we had and then reached back to move it and it was still hot. The end of the sparklers.

We made reservations to fly to Kansas in a few weeks. Should be a nice trip and flying (as much as I hate flying) has to be better than 14 hours tucked in the minivan with bathroom breaks every 12 miles. We’ll spend some time in Lawrence and in Junction City so it should be a busy 5 days. We’re looking forward to it.

Oh yeah, I added some recent photos so check them out. I have more photos taken today today, but I have a lot of papers to grade for the online class I am teaching so who knows when they’ll be added as well???