The Hearbeat of our Summer was a fast paced yet enjoyable rhythm that kept us on our toes.
Nichole graduated from 5th Grade! Good Bye Elementary School & Hello Middle School!! It's hard to believe, I swear I just put her on the school bus yesterday for her first day of Kindergarten. I am so proud of her achievments, she kept a straight A average all the way through Elementary School, made a lot of good friends, was a stand out performer in the 5th grade play and most importantly learned a lot about who she is and has become a pretty awesome pre-teen!
Joe & Danielle's Wedding
Briery Country Club Pool
|Abbey seemed to always have goggles on her head, even if we weren't at the pool!|
We had a Father's Day party for Todd via Skype this year. We made the call special with signs and lots of silliness. The girls, including our friend Tilly, had lots of fun with Todd goofing around and playing with the camera. Nichole took the picture of Todd & I kissing. It's a favorite picture of mine, it says a lot about being a military wife.
|A Kiss from the other side of the World!|
Fourth of July
The days leading up to the 4th of July were bitter sweet for me. I have put on a pretty hard shell while Todd has been gone and have tried not to let any sadness for missing him effect me. He & I have always loved the 4th of July and love celebrating it together. Unexpectedly so, it was my kryptonite and I was feeling weak without him. So, in the days leading up to the 4th, I was sad and I found it hard to express how I was feeling to anyone. But it turned out to be an AWESOME day!!
We rented a pontoon boat with my best bunch of friends and my mom too, and spent the day on the Lake!! We tubed, swam, laughed, ate, swam some more, saved Sherry, Kiara & Anne T from being pulled away in a strong current and chased a horrible storm back to the dock. It was so much fun and a day that will be forever etched in my mind as an epidome of summer fun with friends and family.
|Me, Abbey & Sherry|
|Mom & Nichole|
|Paul & Kiara|
|Enjoying the swimming hole|
|Tilly, Kiara & Nichole|
|Abbey, Pearl & Lilian|
|Tilly, Nichole, Zach, Annie & Caroline|