This is the first time in just about forever I have done a post with no pictures. I don't think I've taken ANY since my last post--how sad is that?? Here's a rundown of what we've been up to in the past month or so:
Work, work, and more work. He's got to do a night patrol with the Coast Guard Auxillary at the end of last month, which he enjoyed. Surprisingly I enjoyed it too-it was nice to have a quiet house for a few hours and to enjoy a warm bath and a good book with no guilt. He finally found a decent cigar shop (the one close to us closed down around the holidays and we've been hunting for a good one ever since), and got a few cigars for Father's Day.
Work has been insane the past month, but in a good way. We were working hard on catching up on our backlog and making a good dent in it. OF COURSE our instrument decided to break this past weekend, so now we're stuck again. Who knows when it is going to be fixed . . .
I've been running, although not as much as I was there for a while. I'm usually averaging 10 - 15 miles a week (versus the 20 or so back in March/April). I'm still sticking with P90X too-so far its been awesome-heading in to Phase II tomorrow. We're going to St. John in 76 days, so I'm motivated to lose my last 10 or so lbs by then.
I finally caught the Twilight bug. I downloaded Twilight on a whim to listen to at work, not really expecting to love it. Its been a long time since I found a series I could get so wrapped up in. Brad has dutifully watched the movies with me and was even offended that I wanted to go see Eclipse with some girlfriends instead of asking him :-) So we did an Eclipse date this past weekend.
Garrett is as crazy as always. He's really into painting here lately, and listening to audiobooks in the car. We just finished Saving Shiloh, are working on Hoot, and have Ramona the Spy waiting in the wings to be listened to. We just don't spend that much time in the car, so its hard to finish them with much speed. Things have been a little rough between him and I-we've been rubbing each other the wrong way alot, probably due largely to the sleep I miss when we're busy at work and the extra TV he subsequently watches. As much as I have absolutely LOVED having him home these past 4 years, I know that he is really going to enjoy school and I know I am really going to need those 3 hours to stay sane.
Favorite activities so far this summer for Garrett have been 2 trips to Jacobs Aquatic Center in the keys, beach trips and of course our almost daily sojourns to the pool. His appetite continues to drive Brad crazy, the kid will actually pass up meat and just eat salad. Hilarious, and really not a bad thing at all. So far the snack of the summer has been celery sticks with Peanut Butter and cut up strawberries (lady bugs on a log).
Seriously, I have NO CLUE how Brad and I produced such a diva. Summer is definitely her own person. She's usually very dramatic, but there are certain places (like the pool) where she is such a trooper that its like she is 2 different children. She LOVES the water. She insists on swimming everywhere (I put one hand on top and one on bottom and she kicks wherever she wants to go). She still eats like a piggy, and I swear she should weigh 500lbs. She loves to read, cuddle, and play with playdough. She is talking more, but still way behind where Garrett was at this age. I suspect when he goes to school in the fall, she'll really make strides there. Her first real sentence was "Mama, I want BOW" when I went to get her one morning. She really likes to put pretty things in her hair. Yeah, like I said, no clue where she gets it from.
So, that's the rundown. It really has been Utter Chaos around here. I hope everyone had a good 4th. Ours was very low key--they kids were tired (and Summer's been under the weather)--Brad and I ended up in the Hammock watching fireworks while the kids sawed logs inside. I TRIED waking Garrett up to see them, but to no avail. I'll try to be a little more diligent with the photos!!