Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Summer Vacation is the best!

Lately, the blog posts seem to only come every few months so it means we have to go back a ways to where we left off. Our last post brings us to our Spring Break! We were fortunate enough that both Delaney's and Kyle's break coincided this year, so everyone was home together. We didn't have any big travel plans this time around. Instead we had some much needed rest, relaxation and down time. There was definitely a lot of sleeping in and laziness (at least for the kids and I -- Kenny, not as much). We also started the LEGO Superheroes 2 game, celebrated Kyle's 15th birthday, and watched Ready Player One. Everyone (yes, including Kenny) had read the book, and we were all anxious to go check out the movie adaption. We all enjoyed it; it was fun catching all the little references throughout. Also, one of Kyle's birthday gifts was a co-op video game called Overcooked. It is a hilarious game that we all had a lot of fun playing together. We quickly discovered that Kenny and I were always the liabilities -- and we had to be spread out to keep the teams balanced.

The latest Marvel movie, Infinity War came out just at the end of April. Everyone was excited to go see it, Delaney ended up seeing it with a friend up in Wisconsin the same time we saw it here. I even put on a Marvel shirt myself! This was me, happy and excited before the movie...

And this was all of us emotionally compromised after the movie. :-(

Delaney had a handful of soccer of soccer games left with Parkside, then finals to study for, and then she was home the second Friday of May! It seems as if she came home with way more stuff than she left, but we somehow made everything work. We stayed up very late getting things organized and then had a bridal shower to attend that Saturday after she got home. Believe it or not, the ring bearer at our wedding is getting married! (Yes, we are old!) They had a beautiful shower at Theo's Steak and Seafood, and their wedding is coming up very soon.

Delaney has been pretty busy this summer with a part-time job and playing with the Chicago City soccer team. She is enjoying playing with the team a lot, not quite so much dealing with the Chicago traffic getting there back and forth. Kyle had to get through a few more weeks of school before his summer break started at the end of May. Kyle's last day as a freshman in high school:


Now that school stuff is over for both kiddos, it feels more like summertime! Yeah!!! It is really nice to have all the studying and deadlines done for a while. Kyle and his buddies are playing a ridiculous amount of video games until the wee hours of the morning with lots of sleeping in. Some more LEGO Superheroes 2 has been accomplished, we are currently at 99.2% or something absurd like that. We just have a bunch of little things to finish up everywhere as well as the achievements to tackle. Kyle does have a class he's taking online this summer (at least it isn't summer gym like last summer); he just started up his Health class this week. So it can't all be fun and games all the time, but working on one online class isn't too big of a deal.

We also have lots of house and organizational projects we are trying to tackle this summer, not sure how many we can actually get to -- but anything is better than nothing. First, the house got a good spring cleaning (it was overdue, so a definite improvement right there). Then we are working on organizing our photos (both digital and printed), with organizing our office and garage high on the list as well. While it may not be your standard fun summer activities, it is so nice to actually get some of that stuff accomplished.

And just this past weekend, we finally made it out to see the movie Solo! It was an enjoyable origin story for Han Solo; Alden Ehrenreich made a great young Han Solo -- the relationship with Han and Chewie was the best.

I'm sure we'll blink and summertime will be over, but we'll definitely make the most of it while we can.

Luv, Ken, Dani, Dee & Kyle

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