I looked at my poor, neglected blog and thought I might need to let everyone know what's been going on with me recently. Since school's been out, I've been working really hard on my tan, swimming a lot at Nana's pool with the boys, and trying to find time to read.
The entire family made a quick trip to Siloam Springs to meet my new niece (alright, she's my cousin, but I'm still going to be her aunt) Parker EvaMarie Forrester (Jami and Greg's new baby) who was born May 13th. Braden attended the Southside basketball camp for the second year and has been busy trying to either beat a game on the X-box or swim under water the farthest! He also attended the swimming lessons sponsored by the Batesville Kiwanis program. He has become so proficient with his swimming, he was allowed to jump off the high dive!
Landon has been attending Southside Preschool this summer and has started swimming like a little fish. His favorite thing to do in the pool is to be thrown as far as possible and as high as possible. He is so funny! We've also been reading a lot at night. His favorite book so far has been Shel Silverstien's "Where the Sidewalk Ends." He even memorized one of the poems... I'll have a video soon!
Dad has been working really hard at the bank and trying to go to the pool whenever possible. We did have a scary time on July 6th, when dad went to the emergency with chest pains and trouble breathing. After being examined and tested, it was determined that he had had a cardiac event- not a heart attack, but an event. They performed the dye test and did find a small blockage on the back of his heart. Dad now has a stint and is on sick leave for a few weeks while he recovers. He did try to go back to work out of boredom, but no one is letting him (ha!).
Mom's had her fair share of surgery too. In June, she had cataract surgery and a new lens implanted into her left eye. Her eye doctor told her earlier that week that she would not be able to pass the driving test because of her vision. After her surgery, she now has 20/20 vision in her new eye. She's been having a little trouble since her right eye surgery isn't scheduled until July 19th. Keep both of my parents in your prayers!
Jonathan's doing good as well. He recently came off the third shift and moved to second shift, which is better for him, but he doesn't get to spend a lot of time with the boys. He did get a new police cruiser, so when you see the charcoal or gun metal Dodge Charger police cruiser with the two fleurettes on the back bumper, give him a honk! He's got the only one like it in the county.
Needless to say, we are having a busy summer, and hopefully when I get home I can upload some video and pictures for you!