Monday, August 27, 2012

It's a Rainy Day!

The eye of Tropical Storm Isaac passed hundreds of miles to the west of us, but it's a big storm and we've been getting rain from the outer bands for almost 48 hours. That makes it the perfect day for staying inside and trying to get caught up on the computer!  So, here's a quick recap of our busy, eventful August.

It's hard to tell, but our canal is overflowing and our private island is no longer an island, but a lake.  
Doing something for the second year in a row makes it a tradition!  The kids were happy to satisfy Dad's desire to have dinner at Okeechobee Steakhouse as a reward for a summer of hard work.
We've loved having a house full of wonderful young adults.  We'll miss them as they go off to school and missions! 
There aren't any picnic tables at "Field of Dreams" park, so after quickly walking around the perimeter we tried another one for our lunch.
The "boat launch park" has a picnic table, and nothing else!
Once we were done with jobs and saying good-bye to friends, it was time for one last family camping trip.
We got home a week later at 4 AM and Steven was set apart by our stake president at 9 AM that same day!
For dinner that day we decided to use some McDonald's coupons before they expired, and that gave Steven the opportunity to finally try a  Cherry Berry Chiller, and for the rest of us to see where Jeff spent his summer working!
After that it was time to head to Utah to see these cuties in person!
So, it's been an eventful summer.  Now it's time to figure out our new routine, but hopefully it will include some time to share more detailed posts of these fun trips.  Enjoy your new school year, and stay dry!!


Delirious said...

Those are some pretty cute grandkids!
We are having some effects from the typhoon in TAiwan. IT's been cooler here, and we have gotten several big storms.

jenettew said...

What a busy August you had! Everyone going in different directions, and having fun at the same time~

In reading your posts, you mention Okeechobee Steakhouse. Is there only one of those, and it being in Okeechobee? We have a missionary from our ward serving there right now. Just curious.

Also, our speakers yesterday in Sacrament meeting were President and Sister Walton. They returned this summer from the Angola mission where he was the acting President for Angola. I believe Steven is in for a wonderful treat! Curt and Liz remember seeing the name Whitaker, but they left just before his official paper work had arrived.

They wish Steven the best of luck! As do I! Have fun tackling your project list, which I assume you will do now? It will be an adventure creating a new schedule for yourself! Take care and keep out of the rain!