The reason I have been away for so long is wrapping up the school year takes a lot of energy, it takes even more energy when you started two summer school classes for a graduate degree on top of it. Then it takes about two weeks of sleep to have a fully recovered brain that is ready to put into words what has been going on.
We are making progress with the house. While ripping out the mountain of ivy in the backyard we discovered a cement patio slab. We both shouted with glee when we made this discovery because this was something that we were going to put in, hurray for saving time and money! Also, we uncovered a small bomb shelter underneath. Stin made me climb down there to check it out. Nothing but nasty spiders and lots of wet dirt. Stin was disappointed not to find any hidden treasure in it. Here are a few pictures of the progress we have made out front.
Stinson and I are both hard at work with grad school classes. Over the duration of the summer I will be working on completing four classes. I had forgotten how much reading and work goes into college classes. I am enjoying my classes a lot and learning some interesting things. I have already found a few things that I will be able to take back to my class in the fall. Stinson is into his first MBA class, and he is loving it. In addition to going to class he has been busy running football camps up at MidAmerica. He is enjoying taking ownership of running some of the camps, and loves working with the players. He is also helping run summer work out for the MNU players. The dogs and I enjoy heading up to campus to walk around the track while he does his coaching thing. The summer is flying by!
Our biggest news is that we have another dog! Stinson has been wanting a big dog, so at the end of May we ventured over to Wayside Waifs to find a dog. We fell in love with one, and now he and Mia are the best of friends. Our new dog's name is Jake, and he is big. He is about 80 pounds. We think he is a lab, German Shepard, Rottweiler mix. He has the personality of a lab, and is so sweet. I think I will end this post with some pictures of the dogs. I know there is a lot more I could put in here, but I am sure you are ready to be done reading! More to come in the next few days! FYI we have turned into those people who talk about their dogs ALL THE TIME!
Newest Family Member Jake
Hope all is well with you. I vow to be a much better blogger, at least for the summer!