Friday, July 24, 2009

Blogging In July

Here's the latest news on things going on in my life.

In the last month there's has been a few things to actually blog about. On 4th of July weekend we went up to the cabin in Arkansas. One of the days we were up there we drove through the town of Mena, which was hit by a tornado a few months ago and looked at some of the damage. The amount of property damage was was pretty bad. Quite a few homes were destroyed. Back at the cabin we rode around on the 4-wheelers, shot off tons of fireworks, went floating on the Cossatot River, and went on a miniature train ride in Queen Whelmina State Park. Here is a Picure of us floating on the river.
Joshua got to experience his 1st baseball game. It was a minor league game. A Grand Prairie AirHog's game. Susan had free tickets to the game because she is raising funds for the 3-day breast cancer walk. Well, when Joshua saw the AirHog's mascot he got so excited he ran over to him to get picked up and have his picture taken with him. Here he is.Then there was Ethan's 10th birthday party. It was held a little late this year because the Howard's had went on vacation and Ethan had to wait until they got back to have his party. He had a Transformer's party. However, there was one kink in his party. The swimming activities were cut a little bit short. The side of the pool gave way and the swimming pool became a river.
July 19th marked the 5th year since my father-in-law passed away. Joshua will never get meet his Grandpa. I was only able to get to know him for one year. I will always be grateful that he gave me his blessing to marry his daughter before he left this world. He was a good man and even I still miss him. We visited his grave and put flowers on it. It was also the 1st time we got Joshua out of the car and Susan tried to explain a little to him about why we were there.This week I got home from work a day earlier then I planned to. Tomorrow is the Lackey family reunion in Haskell, TX and I had requested Saturday off to go to it. However, my work got me home this morning instead and told me to just go ahead and enjoy the extended vacation. I didn't mind. It means I get to spend more time with my wife and son. I love them so much and really cherish any extra time I get to spend with them. I know kinda sappy, but true none the less.

Anyway, I've got to go to bed. Busy days ahead. And I don't want to have a keyboard imprint on my forehead.