Well today marks year number 9 for my wife and I being married. Its a bit wierd for me. I never expected to be married this long at this point in my life. I am truly amazed that noone has spoken the secret word in the presence of my wife that will break the hypnosis I placed on her so many years ago. Lucky ME!!!!
The 4th is approaching, and not quick enough. I'm ready to see my family, my sister and her husband, and an aunt I haven't seen in about 12 years. And of course, I'm looking forward to the annual tradition that so far hasnt managed to take any of my fingers away. I'm obviously playing it WAY too safe with the fireworks. I'll work on that...I've always wondered how life would be without an opposable thumb or two.
On the 5th, we'll depart from my folks place....and then off to the long awaited family vacation. It'll be my first since I lived at home with mom and dad, the same for my wife. My boys have both taken extended leaves from here without us, usually with one set of the grandparents or another. But this time, we head for South Dakota and the Black Hills, and then on to Wyoming and Yellowstone. I have been to the Black Hills a couple times, but it will be a first for the rest of them. And none of us have been to Yellowstone, so that will be fun.
If you havent seen a post from me by the end of the month, you'll know I decided to go and poke a bear.....and I'm pretty sure you all know how that would end. Otherwise, in a few weeks, look for pictures!