Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wow, time is just getting away from me.

So much has been going on lately in our lives that it is leaving me little time to do much of anything. We are on a health mission for Emily and seeing so many new doctors, it keeps my head spinning. I think we finally found one who thinks like we do, is looking in the right places, ordering the right tests and digging deeper then anyone else has. So fingers crossed.

Austin managed to get a summer job and has been working away the summer. I guess technically he has 3 summer jobs. He is mowing lawns for money for several homes, he works with my dad on the Handyman Business on weekends doing remodels and "fix-it" projects. And then he got a job with me at my work doing the grunt work. And he loves it, My boss loves him, so it's a win-win for everyone. So he works a few days a week there. He's making bank for sure. His motivation is to buy a car. We told him we would match anything he saved for a car. So should he save $1,000, we'd match it and he'd have $2,000 for a car. So far, he's costing me a little more then we planned when we decided this. That kid is motivated and saved more then that! aye, ya, ya! LOL

We also bought him a season pass to our local water park full of a dozen death defying water slides, lazy river and wave pools. He's been so good about being responsible lately, and we wanted to make sure he had fun time to balance his new work life.

A few weeks ago, I woke Austin up in the morning and told him to pack a suitcase for several days and we were going on a road trip. Just him and I. We took off to the ocean for 3 days. We had a lot of fun. Relaxing, laughing, sleeping, exploring, good time. We spent 6 hours going through the 2 story Aquarium, shopped the famous boulevard, and drove up and down the famous and scenic 15 mile drive of coast. We stopped at several of the beach turnouts and climbed rocks, walked the beach and watched the sunset our last night there. He had a blast, and I loved getting away from the stress of life right now.

It's so hard to believe that I have a middle school child and a Junior in high school!!!

And yet I stay so young...