Friday, August 15, 2008

1st day on the bus

It wasn't technically their first day of school, but it was Max's first day on the bus. He looks like he's in pain, but he's not! He's very excited.
We have had an influx of visitors from Dad's side of the family! Aunt Donna and Uncle Terry were here a few months ago, Aunt Wilma is here now, and Stephanie and Allen are going to be here next weekend! It's always nice to see family, especially when we haven't seen any of them in so long. We're hoping to get to the fair before it ends but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. :(


Here's Lu with gold medal #1. We are so proud of the team and what they were able to accomplish at the tournament!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mission accomplished

The KTA team had a great tournament. Everyone medaled in both events, and Lu got two gold medals! Hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures tonight. Downtown Knoxville was really nice. They have a great park with some fountains that kids were playing in, and a sunsphere that was built for the World's Fair in 1982 that we went up in. The trip to Knoxville was not so fun. My Google map directions were wrong and they basically led us to a spooky forest in the middle of nowhere. I swear the horses had guns, but I think I'm the only person who saw that!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New beginnings

Kindergarten meet the teacher is tonight! I can't believe Max is growing up so fast. He's a little bit nervous but I think he's excited too. I hope he continues to love school as much as he did the past two years at CUMNS. Lucas is going into fourth grade! Next year he's in intermediate school! He liked 3rd grade, but not nearly as much as 2nd. I hope 4th is a good year for him. We're off to TN this weekend for a tournament, and Dad's birthday is Sunday, so it's a pretty busy weekend.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Camping was fun. It was pretty wet, so we didn't get to do too much. We played frisbee golf and played around the campsite (playground, fire pit, etc). We can't believe summer is over. The boys have Meet the Teacher/Ice cream socials this week and start school next week. Max is a big boy now and is going to kindergarten! My classes start the 3rd week in August. I'm not too excited about it - although I haven't had much of a summer off since I've been working at home. We have a busy few weeks ahead. Next weekend is my dad's birthday and Lucas has the Smoky Mountain Championships taekwondo tournament (Knoxville, TN). The first week in September we're going to a Cubs/Reds game (Max's first major league game!) and the weekend after that Ross and I leave for our cruise!