Thursday, August 17, 2006

I've Been Inspired

I've been reading my friend, Katie's, blog about their experiences in Vietnam adopting their daughter. I've enjoyed checking in so much that I was inspired to write more on my own blog. However...I couldn't remember my username, e-mail I logged in with or password and after trying all the possibilities I could think of, I realized I'd have to start under a new name. What a bummer because I was so happy with how my last one was turning out! That's what I get for using super-secret e-mail addresses so that my real one didn't get inundated with spam!!

So a whole year has passed since I started my last blog! This year starts off with my stint as PTA President. School Registration was today, so for the past two weeks I could be found sitting at my computer creating Volunteer Sign-Up sheets, Classroom Volunteer Sign-Ups, Registration forms from Birthday Books to T-Shirt Orders and lists and lists and lists of everything that needs to be done! So everyone knows I'm totally in my element!!! :-)

3 days later...
Now it's Sunday which leaves a little time in the afternoon to get back the blog! ANYWAY... We are in the last week of summer and it's gone too fast!! I need two more months to do all the fun things I had wanted to do with our family! But even though we didn't do all the things I thought sounded fun in June, we did do lots fun things...
Courtney went to Minnesota environmental camp with her best friend and cousin, Kay, and Gram. We all enjoyed a week-long WONDERFUL family reunion with Dan's family in celebration of Papa's 75th birthday and Nanny's 100th birthday (even though she passed away several years ago). Marty made the All-Stars in baseball and we spent day after day at exciting games -- many with breath-taking wins and a few disappointing losses -- but shared with many new friends and best of all, Dad as one of the coaches! Dan went salmon fishing in British Colombia with his Dad and brothers for one week and enjoyed amazing scenery and one-on-one time with the men in his family. We finished our fence so Nicholas could enjoy the freedom of running unsupervised around our yard with the big kids! Christopher went to his final summer of preschool camp and was promoted from Yellow to Orange belt in Tae Kwon Do. I enjoyed two outdoor symphony concerts in the mountains with Dan and good friends. I also enjoyed fun rides on my road bike.

In between all of this was swimming at the pool, playing on the slip and slide, miniature golf, a hike to Timpanogos cave, Rachel visiting for two weeks, summer picnics and barbeques, piano recitals, soccer camp, football camp, tennis lessons, summer school, scooter rides, bike rides, and sno-cones!

How fast the time goes!


Katie said...

It is so fun to read about your summer! Sorry I missed registration. I truly wish I'd been there :)

I hope to be back before Christmas (ha ha). Save a ride with me, I'm so out of shape now that i've gone almost a month without a work out that You will smoke me!

just wingin it said...

Cute picture Angela!

EC said...

Hi Angela,
I'm just about out the door, but wanted to respond to your adorable blog. Christopher said we would be swimming so I'll stuff my old suit in my suitcase. Jo is taking Wed. off and has scheduled massages, etc. so Thurs. or Fri. would be great. Also I want to take you and Dan out for a birthdays dinner - whenever.
Can't wait to see you!

Betsy said...

glad to catch up some with you on your blog. Sounds like you are busy as ever. Next time we're in Utah we'll have to catch up with you.

Betsy said...

is that Katie Graham? Could you send me her blog address? I'd love to see how she's doing.

Joshua said...

Hi, Angela,
It's so great to hear from you!! Thurs. 8/24, I ran into Leslie at the Santa Monica Pier. She was there with all three of her kids and their friends. I just went with Zoe and her girlfriend. Anyway, I am glad we can communicate this way. We spend a month in NY this summer. Rob got an apt. at the Trump Park Tower across the street from Central Park South. We had an mazing time in NY City. It seems you guys are doing well!! Love, Suki