Didn’t seem like we haven't been that busy since May but after going back over what we did, I guess we were busy!
Attended a baby shower for a new addition to our family; she arrived on the 4th of July! Other additions to the family have been in the way of weddings; niece Ambrie married Tony, nephew Bryan married Blanca. We welcome them with open arms!
On Father’s Day, Mike, Jodi & I traveled to Dodger Stadium for our annual celebration. The weather was hot, but Jodi & Mike enjoy the father/daughter tossing of the ball. Also in June, our grand-daughter, Alex traveled from Indiana to visit for 2 weeks. She has missed the beach and mountains after 4 years, and was glad for good weather when she was here.
In July , we welcomed another member of the Little Family to join AARP. Denise celebrated her 50th year with a great party! We have a fun time and got a chance to visit with lots of family! At the end of July, Jodi had her tonsils removed. It was a tough recuperation but she is a real trouper! She had planned an 8th grade reunion. On the 4th day after surgery, she still hosted the event. Glad I could be there to help.
I have been attending committee meetings for my high school, Sierra High School was open from 1958-1979. The school closed due to budget cuts and low enrollment. This will be a “Homecoming” for the entire school including students and faculty. It is a tremendous undertaking and we have set the date of October 2, 2010. It is exciting to see former classmates and catch up on life.
We bought a new camera in August, a Nikon D40 with 2 lenses. I have been taking TONS of pictures practicing to see what I can capture. Got to use it for a Dodger game we attended during Military Week on Navy Night. Jodi attended in uniform and was featured on the big screen. It was nice to see so many people come up to her and thank her for her service.
Just this weekend, Mike attended a reunion of the USS Mullany DD 528, he serviced on her during VietNam. We were able to go along when they cruised the ocean on the USS Lane Victory (www.lanevictory.org) between San Pedro and Catalina. It started out a foggy day, but it did burn off and there was blue skies. The mock air battle was an impressive bit of flying! We all had a good time.
We are now up in Big Bear enjoying the Autumn environment. Cool breezes, leaves and pine cones falling from the trees and perhaps a pumpkin or two to be carved. Will try and post more often. October plans include a trip to Sedona, Arizona with the mountain bikes. Wish us luck!!