So I'm lame and still haven't gotten a hard drive so I can transfer all my pics off and have room for new ones! So no pictures once again....Now that I think about it, I didn't even take pictures. Haha oh well!
I'm going to write this really quick before this Monster kicks in and I do some serious cleaning.
Dan worked from home of the fourth. Because he just got his new job, he doesn't have vacation days yet. So lame. His family was coming in the evening of the fourth so he asked if he could work that, and take Friday off. So they let him work from home which was so nice! Then his family came in earlier than we thought so it was a win/win! Dan's brother Joe and his wife, Thea, are moving to California and Tom and Val were helping them move. So we got to see all 4 of them, which was great! I've never really had a chance to get to know Thea...or Joe really. Dan and I got married while he was on his mission and I've only seen him about 3-4 times since he's been home. So it was great getting so see them and spend a few days together! I absolutely love when Tom and Val come visit. We stay up late and play games and talk. Val is always so helpful around the house and is so good with the boys. I really enjoy their company, and not many people can say that about their inlaws;) I'm a lucky girl!
We had kabobs on the grill, which were amazing! I love having a grill for two reasons. I don't really have to cook, and it's outside so the house stays cool. After dinner we just kind of hung out and watched movies. The next day was a lot of the same. We went to the outlet malls for a bit, but other than that, we just relaxed in the A/C and talked and played games.
On Saturday, we all drove to San Antonio and went to the Alamo and did the River walk. It was awesome! San Antonio is a cool place! It was really hot, but it felt good to me! I think I'm starting to acclimate to this heat! The boys did pretty well. Damon really wanted to ride in one of the boats and was practically ready to jump right into the river, but besides that, it was a blast!! We were sad to see them leave! Especially Damon. He kept asking where Grammy Val and Papa Tom were going and if Joe and Thea were coming over for breakfast. I love having family around! It just breaks my heart when they leave and Damon asks about it. He loves all the attention he gets and gets so attached, that when we aren't together he still asks for them days after. That's when I wish we had tons of money and could just go visit family all the time. Or live close to all of our family. That would be the life. It truly is the most important thing. Thank goodness for Skype and Facebook so we can keep in touch with everyone and see pics about whats going on in their lives!
It was my 2nd 4th of July that I wasn't in Melba. My family always does a big family reunion and it's just a week of partying and doing fun stuff together. This year I did feel pretty lonely, but having some family here helped a lot! They helped snap me out of my lonely state leading up to the fourth and the days after I didn't even really think about it. Growing up in Melba it was always a HUGE celebration. Living outside of Melba...haha not so much. It's such an important day for our Country, but no one seems to celebrate it like people do in Melba. The times away will make it that much better when I go back.
In other news! Damon is potty trained! You can read more about that at my other blog, www.mommybrigade.blogspot.com Can I just say, It's about freakin time?! But this time was a lot easier than the other times I tried, which was so nice!
I hope everyone had a great 4th! I can't believe we are already almost half way into July!