The school year seemed to end very late especially since summer seemed to come very early this year. Many of our hottest days have been in April and May! So it's strange to think that the first half of summer is already gone! Paul and I have stayed busy with work. The other doctor in the chiropractic office took over two weeks off so Paul was gone even more than normal and I completed my first driver education class of the summer. I opted to do just two classes again this summer instead of three. I want to enjoy my family during the best weather months here in the PNW. The kids have managed to have some special treats this summer. They went fishing with Papa Will and daddy for the first time on his boat and really had a good day of fun and fish!
We had a low-key 4th of July at home. We really just wanted to spend time not feeling stressed about going anywhere and letting the kids really enjoy the great display of fireworks we get here in Vancouver. This was the last year that within Vancouver city limits you are allowed to have fireworks (sad face) so everyone went above and beyond with their displays as we walked around the neighborhoods watching colors explode in all their patriotic glory! If you can't tell, I really love the 4th of July! We are a patriotic family who is devoted to the deep roots of the founding fathers and what makes America a free nation. Those founding fathers were definitely inspired and lead to the freedoms we now have. We love and respect all who have served our country and fought for liberty. It is heart-wrenching to see the abuse of power and laws that disregard the tears, toil and blood spilt in defending our liberty.