Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Week 23

We're back in the states!  What a wonderful trip we had to Europe.  I have over 1500 pictures to go through so this week's post will just be of photos where I left off with the week before we headed out and then hopefully next week I can do a double or tripple post to catch up including my 2 weeks in Europe.  What a whirlwind trip!  I'm looking forward to going through my pictures just to remember what all we saw--3 counties and 6 cities in 16 days.

Now for week 23 which was hetic and caotic enough in and of itself:

Day 155- Sunday, 6/3/12
Tyler has been given a new job at home and has learned to walk the dog so he can be the one responsible for this activity while we are gone.

Day 156- Monday, 6/4/12
The stand for our pool cover came, and John put it together and got it set up so my parents and the kids can use it while we're away.  It's supposed to make taking the cover on and off so much easier by rolling it up, but it's still a bit of a challenge that we'll all have to get used to.

Day 157- Tuesday, 6/5/12
Justin had an eye appointment today and is due for new glasses so he tried a few on before deciding on this pair.  They'll be ready for him next week.

Day 158- Wednesday, 6/6/12
I don't usually do laundry during the week, but I need to get a few loads done for our trip so we can pack, and also I don't want to leave my mom starting off here with dirty clothes for the boys.  Seems like my to do list never ends.

Day 159- Thursday, 6/7/12
It's the last day of school and Tyler's 8th grade promotion.  I still can't beleive he'll be in high school come fall.  As the kids came in to be seated they each had to step up to the microphone to introduce themselves telling what they want to be when they grow up.  Tyler wants to be a doctor specializing in hematology.

Day 160- Friday, 6/8/12
Time to get ready for his summer job.  Tyler's working for the city at the summer camps with kids so he had to be fingerprinted and get a TB test.  It was quite an adventure going to the police station.  We came a cross some interesting folks in the waiting room.  This nice lady was kind enough to move us into another room as quickly as possible.  I think he's set now and will be starting his training next week.

Day 161- Saturday, 6/9/12
Off we go!  My parents are here caring for my kids so they saw us off (Tyler was at a swim meet) as we headed out.  First stop London, England.

That's all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by and see you next Tuesday.



  1. I'm excited to see your pictures from Europe! How awesome is that, that Tyler already has such a specific idea of what he wants to do. Have a great week :)

  2. So excited to see your Europe pictures!!! Let the summer begin, huh? Glad you are back safely and hope 're-entry' (what I call returning to 'normal' life after vacation)is going okay

  3. What an exciting week!!!!!!! I can't wait to hear all about your travels! I so hope to go to England one day- but since I really want the kids to experience it with us, they may be adults before that happens.

  4. Great shots. hope you had fun. Can't wait to see photos.