The short summer is coming to a quick close as the kids go back to school on August 3 and Jessica goes back on August 2! Time does fly and this modified year round schedule is certainly interesting. The kids are looking forward to going back as is Jessica. We are trying to finish up summer projects as Marcus continues his 6 week non-weight bearing restriction after his right knee surgery. Its time to get school supplies and get organized. Both kids got to go to church camp in June. Micah went on a boy scout camping trip at the end of June/beginning of July. Abby will be going camping for two days with her mom. Micah is also in marching band and that has kept him so busy with weeks of long days of marching band camp. It has turned out to be very meaningful for him and will likely be his main activity and niche throughout middle school and high school. We are glad he has found something like that. We had to say goodbye to our beloved dog Samantha who we had for almost 14 years. She was around 16 years old. Its the third pet we have had to put to sleep in two years, which has been hard. It also means that minus a random chicken, all the animals we moved here with 4 years ago are gone. Its not been an easy couple years in general, but we will press on. We are looking forward to the rest of the summer together and a great fall.