So clearly, I have not been blogging much during the past month. My schedule has been busy with the week leading up to vacation, vacation itself and then the week following vacation. Being self employed, these weeks take all I have to just to keep my head above water. Now, mind you, I am not complaining or making excuses, just stating the way my life is around vacation time. Here is a pictorial update of what has been going on.
Lindsey and I ran in the Color Run.
Jeff and I went blackberry picking in Lindsey and Anna’s backyard. Although I love blackberries, can I say they are evil, evil bushes. They grab your skin, clothing, etc. and if you are not careful they will suck you in and never let you go. I made sure Jeff knew as he leaned in to get those berries in the middle of the bush that I if he fell in I would call 911, because as far as me going into those evil bushes to recuse him, I was pretty much out.
We headed up to the north woods for our annual lake vacation. Our family cannot get enough of this fabulous place.
An afternoon of fishing.
There was a new view at the dock this year too. Dan came for the first time to our get away in the woods and brought his boat along. Bringing with him lots of fun, fun, fun.
I can never quite capture the picture of him actually out of the water.
So it is easy to get pictures of Dan out of the water, the trick is getting the one of the actual flip.
This was the year both of our girls have become proficient boat drivers. Lindsey was taught by her boyfriend Dan so that she could pull him as he wakeboards. Anna was one of the boat drivers at Kanakuk this summer driving a boat 4 hours a day for 8 weeks. Now, we have all kinds of people to drive boats around here.
There is always some of this,
and lots and lots of this.
Always ending our north woods vacation with the traditional rock picture.
Since vacation, I have been very busy helping Picture Perfect Interiors, move into their new location. Not only have we needed to physically move the store, but it is part of my responsibility to make sure that our current customers know of our address change, as well as help get new folks to find us as well.
This past weekend our family had the honor and privilege to participate and volunteer in the first annual Spencer C. Duncan Make it Count 5k.
Anna won a print of Spencer’s ride home at the volunteer dinner on Friday evening.
Lindsey took 2nd in her age group. Seriously, she just shows up, runs and wins a metal. Really, who does that? Being a part of this event has to be one of the most inspiring things that we have done in a long time. Over the past year, my idea of America and the freedom we all take for granted has changed so much. I now know the real price that our military and their families pay and it is not all free.
After the race, last night we enjoyed the wedding and reception of a long time family friend. Mallory has been hanging around our house for about 10 years. Congratulations to Scott & Mallory Pearson. Now you are totally, up to date as to what has been going on in my life in this last month of not blogging. However, I have not even gone into the creative treasures that have been just waiting to find their way right here at In His Grip. Stay tuned.
*Pictures from the Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count 5K courtsey of Capture the Moment, Keri Fales