So mid June to the holiday seemed so busy, but now for the life of me I can't figure out why- Ha! Isn't that the way of it?
The weekend of June 25 my FIL turned the big 6-0. Crazy! The man doesn't look or act anywhere close to 60! It ended up being a whirlwind of activity. For his birthday, his main "want" was his family around him- meaning his 3 boys and their families. This is an easy enough request except that until recently Batman's youngest brother hasn't been talking to the family. At all. For 3 years. All over some stupid argument a few years ago over an inappropriate invitation to Family Day at the base. (Ya it was really stupid- they invited my SIL brother to come to the festivities before making sure that was an okay thing to do and then got pissed off when my MIL and FIL made a comment to them about "thinking or asking before just inviting"- it was all very childish as they threw a fit about being called out on it and then stopped talking to everyone. Then they moved to Seattle. Then Vancouver. Anyway... moving on) They recently had a baby boy and since then have realized that family is pretty important.
It turned out to be a really good weekend with them here though. It seemed like everyone has gotten past the incident and really enjoyed our time together. Friday the 25th we had the actual "party" with the whole fam- grandmas (Batman's) included. We played games and talked and loved on babies and kiddos. It was nice.
Saturday found us (sans grandmas) at the Old Pen for some family pictures (coming as soon as my lovely SIL gets them edited- she's a pretty amazing photog and I can't wait to see how they turned out!) and then to a local park for a picnic, games and fun times. Later we ended up back at my IL house for some dinner and pool time.
Sunday we went back over there for breakfast and some last minute hugs and kisses before A and A went home. Batman was able to convince them to leave their kids with us for a couple days since A would be back in town Tuesday on business. It was really fun having them around and they were so helpful with B!
So, busy weekend, but fun. Batman's youngest brother and his family went home Monday and now due to some not-so-happy circumstances are coming back this way TODAY and plan to MOVE HERE! Hooray! :) I know we have had our differences, but I'm so excited to get to know my SIL and nephew better! I'm sad it's under these circumstances because no one needs to be threatened by family, but I'm glad they are getting away from her dad and coming back to Idaho. :)
And then the holiday weekend came. Batman decided it was the weekend he was going to finally get the rest of our deck built, so he did. His dad came over and between the two of them they got the step built, planter boxes in and plants hung. It looks marvelous (before and after pics to come in another post).
On the actual holiday we went out to breakfast at the BEST place in Boise . If, for whatever reason, you happen to be in our neck of the woods, you MUST go there... after calling me to meet up that is ;-) Then we did some shopping, finishing of the deck and relaxing. We had a friend over for dinner and bonfire and we watched all the neighbors light off their thousands of $$ worth of fireworks. It was nice.
And I think that about brings us up to current... right?
I still need to take new pics of B for her 8th month. I just don't like the last ones.
Oh and here's a sneak peek at the family photos- my SIL just sent them to me-