As the summer is coming close to an end, it's always fun to look back and remember what you did. (pictures that I have not shared yet)
My summer was a little longer than most, since I haven't worked outside the home since January. Not working was fun at times and other times it was very tiresome. It's hard to get motivated some days. Other days you are so busy you don't have time to prepare dinner. My housewife days are over. thank goodness. My new job as an Administrative Assistant started last Monday. I took my time and found a position with a company that I love. So far so good. And this week I am working at a golf tourney, and going on a dinner dolphin cruise (for work); how awesome!
Since I didn't work for a few months, I took advantage of my freedom. At the beginning of February I spent 3 weeks in Missouri with my family and friends (a surprise visit). I was able to spend some real good quality time with my grandma. It was such a blessing for me. Then in March Todd and I took a quick weekend trip up to Missouri again to celebrate Todd's Dad's new marriage. Ben (Dad-in-Law) married Debbie and they are amazing together. We are so happy for both of them. My 10 year high school reunion was coming up at the end of May and I managed to make the trip. Actually a 2 week trip with a ride home from my dad, mom, and sister! They came to visit us for a week in June. That was so much fun. Crystal was in great spirits, 6 months pregnant and HAD to go to the beach everyday!
Todd and I shared a weekend in Orlando to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary.
(we had to be tourists and take a photo here...lol)
Then in July Shane (Todd's brother), Rachael and Elsie came to visit us. I was able to spend time with them while Todd worked, then Todd would join in on the fun after work. It was so much fun to share our lives with them and to play with Elsie (such a cutie! She won Uncle Todd's heart!)
Clarke and his girlfriend Ramona has moved down to Panama City Beach. All the Ferguson boys were able to spend an evening together on the beach! Shane insisted on picnic at the beach (even though it looked like rain and lots of it). The picnic lasted for about 10 minutes before the rain clouds let loose. It was a great memory, and lesson well learned. Black clouds equal RAIN! (got it Shaner? lol)
You would say that our summer was super busy and lots of fun. Some great happy times. Then the dreaded phone call came to end all fun. Grandma Mac passed away. Todd and I were on a plane the next day. In death you try to celebrate and remember the good times. It's so hard when she was a part of our life and even though her life is over, ours still has to go on. Learning how to live without someone you love so stinkin much and someone who is a constant in your life is difficult. I'm so blessed by my lack of work the past few months because I was able to spend endless amount of time with Grandma Mac before she past. Lots of memories, love, and respect for my Grandma. All I can picture now is Grandpa EA and Grandma Mac square dancing in heaven together.
Carrie and Cory West and us were able to have dinner together before Todd headed back to work. The four of us had not been together in 3 years. Too long for such amazing awesome friends. The summer is coming to a close. We thank God for all the blessings he has given us and the moments we have shared with loved ones. We cherish all our Family and all our friends, where ever they may be at this moment.
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