July 1 - August 9
OK, so this is going to be quite a long post. Sorry, but I do have five weeks of adventures to update you on.
The Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall came to town. Bishop and I , along with some dear friends, went to pay our respects. My uncle, Rollin Randolph Austin, died in Vietnam in 1968. We wanted to recognize his sacrifice and the sacrifices of so many. It is such a powerful experience!
Bishop and I continued having culinary adventures. We went to a local restaurant that recreates its menu routinely based on what is fresh and locally grown.
Bishop continued with pottery. He is now learning to make plates. It is quite a different process then making bowls and he is enjoying the challenge.
Bishop and I tried a new Asian restaurant.
Both of the boys have had some wildly new experiences this summer. Bishop went on a whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River with the older scouts in his troop. Apparently it was an amazing trip. I wish that I could include photos of it but, alas, I have none. The rafting outfitter did take photos while they were on the river. I will be purchasing a photo CD, then I should be able to show you some photos of this rather grand adventure.
Maceo spent a weekend with some friends at their lake house. He went tubing which he had never done before.
Bishop and I went to Creasian a couple of times still hoping to eat our way through their menu.
Be assured that Maceo has been busy living his adventurous life this summer!
Maceo auditioned for our theatre's season opening show, Grease,
And what about the Grease audition? Well, he was cast as Johnny Casino!
This cast should be quite entertaining!
OK, back to Bishop for a moment...
His service group met to assemble blessing bags to have available to share with those in need.
|Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies with Lemon Glaze|
|Blueberries and Cream Bread|
|Blueberry Sage Jam, Canned Blueberries, Dried Thyme|
|Perfect Sugar Cookies|
During the second week of Summer Institute Maceo also auditioned for the youth performance troupe. (It was a very busy couple of weeks, let me tell you). Well, he did, in fact, make troupe so just after Annie Jr. was done Maceo had to attend four full days of troupe camp. Many in this group were also cast in Grease so several times they would finish with troupe camp, have dinner together downtown, then head to Grease rehearsal together. I know he had a full but fun week.
And today, while Bishop is with friends at the lake, Maceo begins this week by performing yet again. The youth performance troupe performed and...
|Opening up the Journey medley|
...the cast of Grease performed.