This has been his first week at the new job and it has been so much fun to see him excited about what he is doing. It is an hour and a half away, so far he said it hasn't been to bad but I haven't talked to him since he went this morning in the pouring rain, standing water and flood warnings from Cleveland to Buffalo! This is my dog Stupid in the back half of the yard under 5 inches of standing water as opposed to the front half that is only mildly wet. We have had thunderstorms on and off since 3 am... both dogs got scared and ended up in bed with us, they are worse than babies!
I will TRY to force him into blogging about it when he gets a chance but don't hold your breath.... I don't even know the last time he posted... he might be the blogs weakest link! Oh, wait, that title is held exclusively by JOLYN!!!!
Here is a picture from the back seat looking forward... the kids love that they have control of their own A/C and heat as well as a couple of power plugs for their toys.
A view of the seats from the front, I can't believe how spacious it is!
We have been struggling with what type of vehicle to buy for the last several months, going back and forth between a midsize car, compact SUV or something bigger.
This is what it looks like after raining for 1 1/2 hours this morning, there was a creek running down the street, and we now have a pond so if the sun comes out we can go swimming!
And remember how our roof was leaking during the winter thaw and we had it fixed? Surprise! I guess not.
I don't think these flowers are going to survive at this point and it really makes me mad, anyone have a good fix? I tried building up the mulch around them yesterday and they did straighten up but after this morning they are pretty much laying flat on the ground.
The dogs definitely have the right idea for another rainy day... I am sure it won't last long, Bella is sure to want to go out and romp around at some point and the house will smell terrifically like wet dog all day!
We had two days of good summer weather and took Liv and her friend to the beach on one... didn't take the camera though. It has been raining for 3 or 4 days now so we have been video gaming and watching movies to entertain ourselves.... not complaining about that at all! I am getting reacquainted with all the smut I have missed watching on TV.
Lex is doing a soccer day camp all of next week which she is excited for and then has a couple of basketball camps set up in July so of course she will stay entertained and busy as usual.
Liv is taking a tennis/swim class a couple times a week right now with a friend but as usual would have no problem hanging out with me or Nate all day. She is so, so, so excited for Mom, Rick and Jen to get here in a couple of weeks as am I!
I am thinking of cutting of my hair so any ideas are welcome. I decided I can't keep the length during the school year it just takes to much time to get ready in the morning with it long and I end up not doing it and throwing it in a ponytail and feeling really sloppy. It just seems like every time I cut my hair I like it for two weeks and am ready to grow it out.... hair, what is it good for!
Hoping you are all enjoying your summer too, love and miss you all!
Nate: Best two out of three?
So the next race was from farther away which Nate thought would give him the advantage....
Lex taking an early lead....
Lex widening her lead.....
Clearly no need for a photo finish as she kicked butt! Better luck next time honey now pay up!
Here is the newly engaged couple at the scene of the crime!! Congratulations!!!!
Yes, we went to the same restaurant as we have been to in the past even though the food is total crap.... you just can't beat the view. We had some drinks and appetizers and then walked up the street for more drinks and some good conversation before settling on a new restaurant for dinner. And, yes, this was an eating vacation and several of us were always worried about where we might be getting our next meal. What we found was a new restaurant that we also would never eat at again, so thank goodness for good company!! As we left the restaurant it started pouring rain, Nate thought he could run the 4 miles back to the car and pick us up, um don't be 'dupid! We finally hailed a taxi and got back to the car and headed back to Erie.
Sunday we headed out to Presque Isle and took a little walk along the bay side and then headed over to the beach side. It was pretty chilly that day so we didn't stay to long, and we were all wondering where and what our next meal was going to be!