SEPTEMBER AT A GLANCE
Deb's niece Erin was in town for a visit so we had an impromptu family gathering and enjoyed chatting with her about military life. At the time of this visit her husband Loren, a Major in the Army, had been deployed, again to Iraq and she was holding down the fort (no pun intended) in Fayetville, NC. where she is a Captain in the Army.
Ali, Shana, Erin & Meghan
Debs sister Gails girls.School started for the older kids on Tuesday the day after Labor Day - Georgia looking very stylish in her new duds and checking out her new watch. Cooper started Kindergarten on Thursday and we all cried - where has the time gone?
The bus stop - it looks like a commercial for the Gap Kids.
Thursday Cooper started Kindergarten - we were all there to see him off - can't believe he's all grown up now.
Brad, Katie and kids joined us for a weekend up at the Cabin on Platte Lake. Lots of relaxing, hikes and campfires. The guys pooped out on us Saturday night so Katie and I got the bright idea to visit the cabin across the street where Pete was entertaining his softball team (about 10 guys). Let's just say "what happens at Pete's cabin stays at Pete's cabin" - right Katie?
Cooper celebrated his 6th Birthday in September and the day of his party we stepped outside to find this in our yard. Kind-a-cute isn't it. You enter in the front then go thru a maze of sorts and then come out it's butt - wow how exciting. It's going to be tough to top this next year!
Then you come out the bugs butt - fun huh? (Emma - Jordan & Meg's sister)
The cake, the presents and...
We have been talking for the last couple of years about remodeling our upstairs bathroom - which you can see below is about the size of a postage stamp. Rick teases that you can sit on the toilet, shower and brush your teeth all at the same time. We hemmed and hawed and finally in September the project started. This is a two year plan and we will let you know how things progress.
The new bathroom project required expanding into Deb's dressing room. But that's ok - I've been promised a big soaking tub in exchange.