Saturday, August 2, 2008
Hello everyone! Here is my first attempt at a blog. I hope it will be a fun and informative place to learn more about the Watts family. Our family is a maturing family, both kids are in college now, and to help Kevin and me (okay, maybe mostly me) deal with the empty nest, we brought home a pound puppy two weeks ago today. So now our house is full with a 6 month old pup, Zoe, our 11 year old dog Brindle, and our 8 year old cat Puddy. Wow, what a couple of weeks it has been, and empty nest? Wrong, KC has been home all summer from college, and Kris came home a week ago, and my mom is coming for two weeks beginning tomorrow. Kris moves back to Iowa State on the 9th, KC on the 20th, and I go back to work at Lincoln Elementary on the 20th also. I can't believe summer vacation is almost over, how sad!
We have had a busy summer though, we kicked it off Memorial Day weekend by going to Wisconsin for the Chippewa Falls bike ride. Kris rode 55 miles, and Kevin and KC rode 35. I went back to the hotel and waited for them. We went to the cabin at the lake in June, and even hosted a mini family reunion for the Watts'. We also squeezed in a trip to Illinois for a surprise 80th birthday party for my mom. KC has been detasseling for the past 2 weeks, and she is happy to announce that tomorrow is her last day of that hot job. Kris finished up his 7 month internship with GE last week and is happy to be home. (Actually as I write this, he is in Chicago on a mini vacation) I had a few painting projects I did at the beginning of the summer, and we did a few minor home improvement projects. So 2 months have gone by fast, but we have a lot to show for it.