Wow, it’s been a crazy, fun traveling month for me. First I went to Sylvan Lake to celebrate Uncle Pete and Aunt Helen Jane’s 40th wedding anniversary. I love being with family. It was cool to see Lizzy share hair care tips with Jenny to manage that thick ‘Peters’ hair.
Then it was off to Lousiville for the weekend to celebrate the 4th with Marina’s family. Lots of Russian going around and we had a birthday party for her nephew Gary at a Japanese grill with lots of knives and flying food.
One and a half days at home and then to SF for a week for Craig’s 40th birthday. Chrissy came out as well, so all four of us siblings were able to hang out. One of my favorite parts was being with everyone at Carrie and Andy’s apartment for dinner and commiserating about MJ’s passing. I loved learning about martial arts with Craig’s Kung Fu Brothers and cross training with Steve.
Another day and half at home being with Lizzy and her little sister Grace. Nothing I like better than being at home with the kids. I staffed a leadership training weekend in downtown Detroit with the ManKind Project. I learned so much about myself, developed some great relationships and helped 14 guys make some big changes in their lives.
The very next day Lizzy and I drove to Virginia to spend a week with Marina. We’ve been taking it easy for a few days, and we’re planning to visit monuments, museums, IMAX movie, and national parks.
To round out the month, Lizzy and I will be attending the first annual Michigan father-daughter weekend on the 31st. What a great month. Somehow I’m still managing to network, improve my resume, and study for my renewable energy class.