1. We are cramming in a lot of family time time this summer, finishing planning a wedding and getting ready to send Em and Luke off to their first military post in Georgia. This weekend we took a quick two day trip to Wisconsin to see the House on the Rock, which was a vacation spot from our childhood.
Favorite memory from the day? My mom trying to get us all in one place for yet another picture. We had scattered like chickens looking at some of the displays, walking away from her.... Remember that my mom is mother to three daughters, and has two recently acquired sons-in-law. To get our attention, she quickly called "Girls!" Then realizing her mistake, she called "Boys!" Getting frustrated because we were all laughing now, she resorted to "Kids, get over here!" Probably was interesting for the other patrons to see five twenty-somethings come running to the sound of "Kids!"
2. The family is all facing the idea of Em and Luke moving very far away in different ways. We have always been very close, and it will be an interesting adjustment for us to have that much distance between us. I never thought that I would be so grateful to have Steph and Steve only two hours away. Perspective changes, I guess.
3. Finally, I just couldn't resist the truth in this: