Breathe In

I met him when he was two. He was wearing a red shirt, and was in pin striped overalls- a train engineer complete with cap. “Hi… I’m Kelly.” The six of us grew up in the back yard, and were called by my mom the “ABC Kids”. Amy Brian Christy. Kelly was the youngest, and ended up being the strongest.

Fast forward 25 years, and now he is getting married this summer. In typical backyard neighbors fashion even though no one lives in the old neighborhood anymore, let alone next door, there is going to be a party in my parents’ back yard- a Luau for Kelly and his beautiful gal in honor of their wedding. I am glad I have a new flower shirt from the Buffett concert to wear. Perhaps we should bring that peanut sauce and the stuff for Mai Tai’s… “Breathe in, Breathe out…” Anyone have a beach ball?

Future Tiki Bar

Ron & Michelle invited us over on Saturday to watch their son play soccer and to go to church and dinner. We had a great time, and enjoyed going to Jose’ O’Shea’s which sounds Irish, but is very much Tex-Mex margaritas included. We had not gotten the chance to just go hang out with anyone in the last several months due to the house, moving, and the home improvements that have “feature creep”-ed into a basement remodel.

I am proud of Doug and I. He has worked so hard on the drywall and the new doors and their frames. It is a learning experience for both of us, and thanks to Ron and Lee, they have taught us both more about how to move walls, hang drywall, and frame in new doors. Doug has pulled cable throughout the house so now it is wired for internet and tv. I have done various tasks from replacing shower heads to weeding the front lawn by hand. The house will be a whole new place after this major improvement project is done. I am looking forward to getting it all finished, and having people over for a party.