more July

One thing I forgot to mention in my "July crazy" post is that Slice is now getting fire calls day and night and so far, he drops WHATEVER he is doing to get to them.  Leave the wife and kids at the park (at a company party) with no vehicle and a piano lesson in half an hour?  No prob.  Nothing is as important as that fire alarm!
His goal is to get there first and leave last.  Well, okay, he doesn't try to leave last.  But he's found a new brotherhood, a new obsession.... and I have to get a little fun out of it.  Especially with my abandonment issues.

In other news, I signed up for the UBIC 5k again, this time without my sisters.  I've been trying to get running again, and dang it is hard.  Partly because I never get going until it's at least 80 degrees outside.  Bad move on my part.  I've only worked up to 2 miles so far.

Kids are still cute, even when they're a pain, which is most of the time.  I'm going to rename MG "Sassy" because - well, if you spend any amount of time with her you'll know why.  THAT GIRL.

Liam is mostly potty trained, which means after 19 months of two children in diapers I only have one.  Hallelujah!  Let's hope she wants to be done with them soon!

Now I'm off to watch my new favorite show Call the Midwife. And throw dirty diapers at the people lighting off fireworks right in front of my house.
(You all read about that, right???)



Here's one thing I did for the yard sale.  Shelf - free. Spray paint - on hand.  Map + glue - on hand.
I just made an easy $80!


July crazy

It's been CRAZY up in here.
Slice has four new oil wells on his run, so he is working lots of overtime between early mornings, late evenings and night checks (in the middle of the night).
We're trying to stay cool -

- while helping to plan and host an Edd family reunion over the 4th of July weekend which included 80 people, parades, various sports, lots of fireworks (Slice helped set up and light them), and a last-minute team entry into the first Roosevelt Redmud Run (Slice ran, and Team Eddington won!).

Em takes pictures like this on all our phones and makes them the home screen photo.
It's only fair that I share the goodness.

Saturday night we made a quick trip to Salt Lake to see Man in the Moon, because Slice bought tickets months ago and I was really hoping to get into the Museum part. (No luck.) We got rained on, couldn't find ponchos in any store, ended up holding tarps and blankets and towels around us while scrambling to fix a babysitter problem.  20+ phone calls and no solution.  Ah, kids.

We also bought a car (2002 Explorer) and have been LOVING IT, not least because we were able to pay cash.  Now the big dilemma - sell the other car or not?  It's worth at least $8,000 right now which sounds like no more debt, new photo equipment, and an anniversary vacation to me.  But the Explorer could die any minute because it has 175k miles on it.  So, blech.

Other things we've been doing include: yard sale (I always forget how much work that is), potty training (also a lot of work), weekly playdates, and celebrating Tacen's birthday with a balloon send-off.  

Liam let go of his balloon seconds after this was taken ...
then MG refused to cooperate the rest of the afternoon.
I'm sure Tacen liked watching it all. 

 Whew.  I'm ready for another nap.