- Flo-rida: In mid June we took a family trip to Fort Walton Beach. Carrie bundled Paige and Owen up with Julie, Rocky, Ross, and Jalie and drove cross country. I flew. The original plan was that I would drive with them and maybe fly back, depending on leave from work, but by the time my schedule cleared up the van was full. I know, hardships. Dad rented a condo for us and brought Derek (fresh out of Space Camp) down with him. Spent all week hanging out at the beach, eating seafood, and getting sunburned. The kids didn't like the beach much at first (sand and loud surf and all) but they warmed up to it by the end. Also, it turned out Carrie's friend (who also has friends) was visiting their beach house in the area so we got to hang out there some too, which was good because the water was much calmer.
- Sage-fest '12: Sage and Sarah got married! Mom watched the kids and we spent the weekend in Silver City. Got to see the happy couple tie the knot and hang out with Isaac, Jenni, Ben, Amy, Paul, and Shannon.
- ColoRADo: Drove up to visit Jon round mid July. Took Ross and Jalie with us and had an all round good time. Hit up some good breweries and an awesome burger joint for a 60/40 burger, 60% beef, 40% bacon. 100% delicious.
- Aside from all that, we had a slew of visitors and happenings that kept us generally busy pretty much for the past two months.
Look at that, I managed one more blog post before July was out.