Brian returned from a wonderful mission trip to Joplin, MO. The group Voices of Youth is simply amazing. I truly enjoyed their music, and I was so proud of Brian, when he spoke last Friday night during the group's service and made sure to make the folks from the group home across the street from the church feel welcome. (They really enjoyed the concert, and sang along with nearly all the selections.)
Amy got her permit last Saturday, and began driving in earnest last night. She did quite well for her first time, and I am really proud of her. She even backed the van into the driveway and did well considering how dark it was.
My brother, Uncle Scott, got a tooth pulled Monday, and is still at mom's house recovering. We had dinner at Noodles & Co. on Monday night, then last night Brian and I made spaghetti for everyone. Although I woke up with a migraine yesterday morning, by the evening, I was feeling much better, thus the spaghetti dinner and taking Amy out driving. I am really going to have to make sure I drink plenty of water. I believe I got sick primarily because of the extreme heat. Even though I have remained indoors, I have not been keeping the fluids coming like I should. I am completely recovered this AM, and am back at work. There is a large, FULL water bottle on my desk.
Hopefully, later this week, I will put some time in practicing my clarinet, my flute and - yes - recorder. I'm playing flute one Sunday in church - I believe it is August 12th. I'm not sure when we will do the recorder duet. Should be some nice music for the summer months.