Thursday, July 1, 2010

June Dashboard

Should any one still check my blog, here's what our June looked like:

Jay's Little League team (that Drew coached!) won the League championship.
Babe did his part by hitting a three-run homer to put the Cubs out in front for the 5-2 win.

Right after the tournament, everybody but Brant headed for Topsail Island.

Brant, facing real-life commitments and responsibilities (gasp!) had to stay in town to work coaching our neighborhood swim team. That's him throwing down his cool lifeguard look with the Wayfarers. Sooooo JFK, don't you think?

Unfortunately, Brant became super-sick with a pilonidal cyst in his back while we were gone. When the pediatrician couldn't get things under control and it was clear that B was getting worse not better, I came back from the beach early and got B over to the ER. A surgeon did a procedure to clear the infection and a new antibiotic and some Vicodin eventually
put B out of his misery.

On a less icky note, we got to celebrate Father's Day with Drew's Dad this year.
He and Drew's mom, along with my mom and sister Kari's family were all in town for Luke's and Ty's baptism on June 20.

The new guys wore their traditional Liberian clothes for the occasion.
Brant and Will played the prelude and offertory for the service making it even more special.

Of course, we took loads of pictures after the service.

Jay is savoring his last summer playing for our Little League's All-Star Team.

We're just a little bit excited around here. All the parents paint their cars like this....really.
I'm not the only freakishly-competitive one. I promise.

And...on June 27, Will left for Vermont for the same chamber music camp he attended last year.
He'll be gone until the end of July. Four. Whole. Weeks.
Sniff. Sniff.


Jeri said...

Well, thank goodness! I was having Dixon withdrawal...

Laura said...

So happy to see new pics. I've missed knowing what's been going on! You sound so very happy:)

timpmama said...

Hey Brant - aren't you glad your Mom told everyone about your problem?! Bet the 17-year old girls luved it.
Geez, moms!

Stephanie said...

Yay for the update!

jim dixon said...

Thanks for the update. We were glad to be a part of your June.

jena said...

I blink and there you go.... updating your blog and leaving me behind! Love seeing all the pics and hearing all the stories of your blessed life!