My Poor Sick Baby

I’m trying to think of what we’ve been up to lately. It looks like Scott won’t be here until September now because he got his orders so late–boo. Work has been even more stressful than usual. Damien had a headache and got sick last night and had a fever all day today. He pretty much just camped out on the couch and watched TV. I feel so bad for him, but he’s tough.

Damien’s favorite ninja turtle is Leonardo…Probably because his favorite color is blue.
Feverish Damien 🙁
He started to have a little bit of energy towards the end of the day, but it didn’t last long.
Giving Leo a turn 😀

Home for the Weekend

Since Damien and I arrived home on 4 July, we have a nice weekend to get things back in order before the work week starts again. Unfortunately, Virginia is not only hot and humid, but the bugs right now are HORRIBLE! I can’t stand to be at the park for longer than 15 min before we’re heading back to the house.

So cute!

Oh and while in ND, my Mom bought Damien a sweet Spiderman punching bag which he LOVES!!! 😀


ND and Ten Year HS Reunion Trip Complete!

The last two weeks have gone by so quickly! It was a great, relaxing visit. I miss everyone…


Damien is so excited for our adventure!


Damien spent a lot of time with Grandpa Hanks this trip and had a lot of fun together 🙂

Hanging out in the backyard.
They played all sorts of games!
Damien playing a song on his new keyboard for us to enjoy 🙂
Damien also helped Grandpa with the yardwork. He helped rake, pull weeds and pick up debris. What a good helper!
Eating cherries.


Uncle David works the nightshift at his job, but did come over a lot of evenings to hang out with us.

An odd game of frisbee…
Having a great time!
Uncle David and Damien 🙂


Since Damien and I were leaving on the 4th of July, we decided to set off some fireworks a little early. This was Damien’s first experience with them and he was a little bit nervous at the ones that were loud.

Damien LOVED those snaps that you throw on the ground and they make a little “pop” sound.
FIRETRUCK! Probably not worth the money… But still cool.
The boys hanging out and lighting fireworks. Damien always wants to “help”.
Watching fireworks from the backdoor.


As I said, it went by so quickly. I did attend my 10 year high school reunion dinner and it was so great to see people! The attendance wasn’t the best so there were quite a few people I didn’t get to see at all. I’m actually kicking myself for not taking ANY pictures. What’s with that? And speaking of pictures, I also didn’t get a family photo this trip either! I must be slipping…

The trip back home to Virginia went great. The ONLY issue was that Damien’s carseat didn’t come in with our flight so the airline lent us a carseat so that we could drive home. The carseat was then delivered to my home later that evening so it wasn’t too much of a hassle.

Damien entertaining himself before the last flight home.
Playing on the airport playground equipment. They should have these in EVERY airport!


On Saturday Damien and I picked up Katrina from the Yorktown Pet Lodge where she was staying while we were out of town. The lady there said that Katrina was super friendly and there weren’t any problems. I was a little bit nervous that once we got her home that maybe she would be standoff-ish, but she was completely fine.

She still loves me 🙂