When I was younger I always thought I would grow up, get an education, get a job, get married, have a kid or two, buy a house and live in it forever the end. Man I really got things out of order and thought way to simplistically. (I can blame Brian for marrying out of order. He made me do it. I tried to put him off til the education was complete and the job was underway, but he didn’t care to see my logic.) Then life took over and messed with the buy a house and live in it forever part. But I think maybe this move might set me back on course. Now just got to live life til The End. ha ha. But until then our summer life so far has been completely crazy.
First, we moved. Let me just say I hate movings guts. It is horrible no matter what the circumstances are. We had the Flagstaff Firemen move us and I highly recommend them moving you. Best movers ever. Polite, courteous, efficient, price effective, and very cute. I should have taken pictures so you could appreciate it yourselves, but I was too busy blushing.
Then a little over a week later Brian and I were Pa and Ma to a bunch of Flagstaff teenagers on the Flagstaff Stake Trek. We were only supposed to be in charge of the pioneer activities on Thursday, but they ended up needing another set of parents and we said sure. I was okay with; the cheering the kids on part, the walking 17 miles in one day part, but not too sure about sleeping on the ground with just a sleeping bag. The first day was extremely hard, way harder than I envisioned. The adult children volunteers amazed me. At the end of that day I was cussing in my head saying never again, but ended up loving it. It is an amazing thing to be part of; one of those things you have to be there to get it. I would advise anyone to go. I could blog for pages about it, but will refrain.
Then as usual we hit Eagar for the Fourth of July. The kids loved every minute playing with their cousins and Brian and I enjoyed visiting with family. We have both been distressed about the loss of the forest and the parts we could drive too were not as bad as we had thought. Like many others, we have so many memories in the mountains and the entire fire had us feeling sick. So it was good to actually see some of the damage for ourselves.
Now the rest of our summer consists of tennis lessons, swimming, boating, a vacation to somewhere (ideas welcome), make new friends and a re-Grand opening of Gila Outdoors. (Did I mention Brian decided to become a part owner of an outdoor store during our move. So much for help unpacking or moving stuff around.) Life is crazy and perpetually spinning faster. I just keep thinking “Holey Moley” what next. I no longer make set plans.