We started off this summer fairly busy, I worked several days at a pharmacy because the pharmacist had shoulder surgery and was out for awhile. This has allowed us to save lots of money toward our Disney World trip that we are taking next February. The beginning of June, the girls and I headed to Birmingham for a week so that they could go to VBS at Cahaba Heights (where Daniel's parents attend). They had lots of fun learning about David and I really enjoyed sitting in Jeff's class. We got home from VBS, just in time for our week long summer meeting. It was so good to see David Hartsell again.
The next week Daniel and I headed to Washington DC for a week. The first half of the week was spent with work-related stuff ( Daniel had won an award at work and it was presented at the yearly user's group meeting). Tom Brokaw was the keynote speaker the opening of the meeting.......he is an amazing speaker! The rest of the week, Daniel and I spent touring the city. There is so much to do in DC, we only scratched the surface. We are looking forward to taking our girls there when they get older.
While we were in DC, we got a phone call from my mother telling us that our house had storm damage from a storm that came through North Alabama that Monday night. The good news is that the damage wasn't that severe and that we were going to get a new roof ( somehting we badly needed ) and new hardwood floors in our front two rooms. This now brings us to why the last half of the summer has been so crazy. We decided while we are replacing the floors in the front rooms of the house, we might as well replace ALL the floors in the house ( the carpet REALLY needs to go!!)........thanks to the generosity of Daniel's parents. In order to save some money in the process, we decided to remove the old hardwood ourselves. This has proved to be a DIFFICULT job. We are on a slab, so we have the engineered hardwood that is GLUED down!! I started almost 3 weeks ago and we are only two-thirds of the way through. We wouldn't be this far along if it wasn't for our wonderful friends the Suggs. I'm not sure what we would have done without them. So far, they have come to our house 3 times to help up get up this horrible stuff............. and have volunteered to come back. We are blest to be able to count them as friends in our lives ( and I am sure that all of you who know them can say the same thing! )
Monday, starts a new chapter in the Maxson family.......Emma starts to Kindergarten!!!!!! She is very excited and I think that she is really going to love it. Somehow, I let her teacher talk me into to being the Homeroom chairman for her class. I have no idea what do......but I am counting on her to guide me!!!!
Well, that is the brief summary of our lives this summer and I am hoping that things will slow down soon, but I have feeling it won't!