Saturday, June 29, 2013

The school year has ended which is always bittersweet for me.  I love my students but I love my summers off too.  We have experienced quite a bit since I last wrote.  My dad had open heart surgery in April which he is recovering nicely from.  He is currently continuing the post surgery rehab.  I was able to fly to South Carolina to be with my mom and sisters while we waited for the surgery to be completed.  My nephew, Kendall graduated from high school which I was thankful to be able to attend the graduation party with family a week later. We did miss having Debbie, our youngest sister, with us though.   My sister, Sandy is a very gifted artist and while at her house I attended one of her art classes.  I had a great time and actually painted something that wasn't horrible. Ha!! We then went to Orlando to visit Chandler where he is currently on a 10 week mission type project.  We were thrilled to spend time with him and see his girlfriend Cathleen as well.  Of course you can't visit Orlando without going to a few Disney themed parks, so that we did.  We also went to Universal Studios which was a great time as well. Since then we have been spending hours in the pool with friends to avoid the heat and of course get to hang out and catch up with our friends.