Every year, Jeremy goes on a work retreat to CA. It always seems like a lot of fun, more fun than any work business trip I’ve ever been on. He got to bike from SF to the retreat spot in Mill Valley – over the Golden Gate bridge:
And got to be bartender and make everyone a drink that he learned to make while on another business trip to Rio.
Jeremy was gone the same week Vince was at his grandparents house. So it was just us girls, me, Edda, Denise and the two dogs at home. It was very quiet in the house without our two most prolific talkers. Edda and I enjoyed ourselves. Lots of time together. Of all the family members, Edda and I are the least likely to drink enough water, so we spent the week hydrating ourselves. Not very exciting, I know, but it needs to be done 😉 .
By accident, I clicked on the wrong button. But, happy to see our family blog again here.
Fyi, I moved in the Expat Village provided by the owners here. My two bed-room apartment with a Study is facing the ocean, right across a marine drive along the coast. I would like to take a walk along the coast line somedays. Unfortunately, typhoon came last weekend – the wind was blowing and the waves were pretty high.
Working is becoming a daily routine with not too much up-and-downs. People here are pretty friendly with their own ways of doing things. Just like us, with our ways of doing things. Sometimes, they cross each others’. Well, I hope after I log-off, I still can see our blog when logging on again.
Edda went to a birthday party at the local indoor sportsplex. We ran around, we made some soccer goals, we played airplane:
We had birthday cake. I wanted to eat two cupcakes, but I resisted.
Not perfect. But that’s how we roll.
I think Vince has managed to go to the pool at least 5 or 6 times this summer – none of which involved either me or Jeremy taking him to the pool. We hope that trend continues.
Edda can be unhappy during our outings. It’s always a challenge to cheer her up when she’s in a funk. Lately, the most reliable technique has been to make a sound like a chicken. Jeremy really got into it the other day – adding the flapping arms and scratching feet. He gets extra points for doing this in front of his parents 😉