Wednesday, July 13, 2016

My Life Lately - Fireworks and Birthdays

No pity parties here but life has been super busy.  Here's the lowdown on what's been happening:

We've moved from one location to another.  Found a nicer rental home on the other side of town.  Our 4th of July weekend was largely spent on moving.

We had amazing help with the move.  Had over ten friends come and haul stuff from one place to another.  Made the transition so much easier.

I made the realization that I must downsize some more.  We went from a fairly large house to a much smaller one.  You don't know how much you own until you have to move it.

I've been in Super Beast mode and have gotten most stuff put away.  Pat on the back for how much I've gotten accomplished in just one week.

It's ironic that I live in a smaller space and our weekly Small Group has exploded from 10 people to 14 people.  We're practically sitting on top of each other.  It's a good problem to have, though.
Because we were busy moving, we didn't do much for 4th of July weekend.  We did make it out to a friend's house that Friday night for a cookout and fireworks.  They put on quite the fireworks show.  Big bangs and big booms.
On 4th of July, during the day, we went to a Truck and Tractor Pull show at the fairgrounds.  My husband and one of my teen boys bought pullin' mowers and plan on competing once they get the mowers modified. Boys and their toys!

one of the bigger tractors that competed

I won a nice charcoal grill from a local grocery store promotion.  I picked it up the other day, after I checked my voice mails and realized they'd been trying to contact me.  I'm horrible about not checking VMs until several days after the fact.  I 'bout lost out on the win because of it.
I took my oldest daughter to the movies the other day.  We watched The Purge: Election Year.  It was okay.  Not great, but I've seen worse.    I'm no screenwriter but I think the whole Purge concept could be played out much better in film than it has been.
Have you jumped on the Pokemon Go bandwagon?  For those not in the know, it's the most popular app right now.  So much so that the server crashes several times because of how many people are playing.  I don't know much about it but, in a nutshell, it's an app that allows you to catch virtual Pokemon.  Seems it's taken the world by storm.  Shelby and Logan have taken it pretty seriously and have been on several hunts.

"Oh, ya know, just hangin' out with my Pokemon pal"

There's even been Pokemon spotted in my new home.  One was sitting right on my husband's chest.  #BadManners

I took Shelby to yard sales Saturday and it gave her prime excuse to hunt for those virtual Japanese characters.  Nothing like having to "just hang on" because another Pokemon has been spotted.  There could be worse things the kids are doing, I suppose.

birthday girl, Emma

Emma's 14th birthday was yesterday.  And Logan will be 18 (an adult!) in just a couple of days.  My babies aren't babies anymore.  

No parties are planned.  We're going to take them out to eat at a nice restaurant over the weekend.

birthday boy, Logan
So, what's been going on in your part of the world?  
What did you do for 4th of July?
Have you downloaded the new Pokemon Go app?
Have you seen any of the three The Purge movies?


Samantha said...

I love The Purge movies! Well, I thought the last one was good.

Renee said...

My sister (who is 46) texted me today to see of I was playing pokemon GO yet because my kids and husband and I are huge pokemon fans. We are not--waiting for all the bugs to get worked out. People are getting robbed while playing and finding dead bodies IRL, so yeah, I'll wait a few months...

freddie said...

It's been really hot here in Nebraska and getting hotter everyday. My 4th of July was spent at home watching tv. My daughter and her husband do the Pokemon thing and I haven't seen The Purge movie yet. Other than that, it's been pretty quiet here at my house.

Sue Hull said...

That bbq is so cool! I dont drink beer but Ive always loved the emblem.I hate pokemon.My son in law to be plays it.My daughter says its stupid. Lol! I didnt do anything on the 4th of july.Im still not settled in my apt.Ive been here almost 11 months.Im slow due to pain.My brother in law hung my pictures up, put my shelves together and cleaned my carpet.Im so blessed to have him and my sis.They help me a lot.
I won 3 California State Fair tickets so Im taking them.I can rent a scooter so Im excited.My 8 yr old niece is so excited,so Im the fave auntie.Happy Birthday to both your kids ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ