Monday, August 26, 2013
So we made it through the summer in a pretty great fashion...kidlets have thrived.
After Don passed, we just kind of made it to the end of the school year. Can't even believe that the kidlets got straight "A"s given all that was going on. The first week in July Missy went to the Canadian Scouting Jambouree in Calgary - she had a BLAST!!! While she was gone, Josh and I went to Silverwood in Coeur d'laine....so much fun!!!
Got back, and 2 days later we hit California for 14 days. We had a blast at Disney, the kids are old enough to do single rider for all rides, so it was WAY quicker than the last time. Met up with Leah and Maria (great friends on spark) to see the Hollywood sign and do some shopping - the mustaches ruled (the girls bought staches for all of us!!!) We had so much fun with them - my kidlets can't wait until we see them again.
My Dad and Susan showed up for part of the trip. They did Disney for one day, then SeaWorld, then Knott's Berry Farm...Josh got DRENCHED by Shamu, and I got FREAKED out by the roller coaster that makes you go 80 miles/hr in 3 seconds.
We had a great time there, and once we got back, there were 3 days until Missy had to hit Vernon for a goalie soccer camp. While she was there, Josh hit Penticton to go fishing with my sis. After that camp, we headed to Osoyoos for ringette camp - what a gong show that was!!! We had borrowed a motorhome for the week, but it was really dirty. The kidlets tried to clean the carpets etc...still smelled.
We stayed there for the first night, but couldn't plug in because it had solar power that died really early...was going to try the "real" plugin the next day. Next day, called the people that owned it, and they told us what to do to plug in...didn't work. It was over 125 F in the motorhome, the kidlets played over 7 hours of ringette...I had to make a move... Ended up finding a hotel for the rest of the week, driving the motorhome back home, and bringing my van down. Kids did so well at the camp, and I got to leave it with a 3rd degree sprain of my ankle, and a bunch of torn muscles and ligaments because Monkey dared me to do a cannonball into relatively shallow water (bad Mom!!!)
Once we got back, Josh had baseball camp, trained by some amazing Toronto Blue Jay's alumni!!! Now we are getting ready to go camping this weekend for family camp (a bunch of friends).
Tonight I realized that my wedding anniversary is this Saturday. We are having a dinner at family camp that night, and I am not quite sure how I will handle it. I am close to tears, and can't really believe that my hubby has passed away....that this is a permanent situation (unlike the 4 years he was away for the RCMP). I know, I know....we have been dealing with it for a while, but this is the first real milestone (apart from Missy's b'day) that we have hit. It is a really tough one, and I just don't know how to deal with all the emotions.
Hopefully it won't be as bad as I think it will...I love him so much!!!!!