Things are finally starting to slow down at our house. We had family in town from August 11-23rd. It was great to see my mom, Dave's mom, my sister and her husband and my dad and step-mom, but it was BUSY! We had Dylan's birthday party on Saturday, August 14th at the Cove at Concord Park. It was a great morning and not too hot. Dylan had a great time running around playing and chasing the ducks. His friend Tyler also came to the party so he had fun playing with him too. Dylan was a big boy and blew out the two candles on his Elmo cake all by himself! He also had a lot of fun opening his many presents.
The rest of the time the family was in town we just took it easy and hung out at our house. We did put my mom and Dave's mom to work painting our kitchen on Monday and it turned out great. It's called Cabin red (thanks Chad and Meredith!) and we like it much better than the green that was previously in the kitchen. Now we just need to find time to paint our bedroom and the hallways!
It was so nice to have help with Dylan during the time that we had our family in town. We are pretty self reliant most of the time, but when we have family in town we pawn Dylan off on them :) Luckily they don't mind. Unfortunately Dave came down with a nasty sore throat so our week of date nights didn't happen. We did make it out one night for drinks which was nice. Mom and I also went to Chez Guavara one night and had a great time talking and catching up.
This week we have been catching our breath and getting a few things done around the house.
Tomorrow night we are heading over to Bob and Melea's to help them pack for Savannah. Bob got an awesome new job as the Director of Golf at Savannah Quarters Golf Club, so sadly him and Melea will be moving to Savannah soon. Bob is actually starting work on Monday and moving most of their stuff down there on Saturday. Melea will be staying in Knoxville until at least the wedding or longer depending on if she can rent or sell her condo (so if you know of anyone looking to rent a condo in a great location let me know and I'll pass it on to her!).
Saturday Dylan and I are heading to the Zoo to see "Big Trucks". I'm not sure what big trucks will be there, but it's been forever since we've been to the zoo since it's been so hot so I am really looking forward to it!