Monday, June 20, 2011

What's Been Up

I’m baaack!  Whew, JD and I have just been swamped this month.  It seems we always have something to do, so much so that I haven’t found much time to blog :) So far this month, we volunteered at the Special Olympics, hosted a cookout for the police recruits, visited one of JD’s best friends who lives in Charlotte, and it won’t be slowing down for at least a few more weeks!

Here I am working at the Special Olympics

And here the guys are playing (they LOVED that golf cart)

Checking out the sites in Charlotte

My birthday is on Thursday, so we’ll be going out to dinner for that, then in two weeks we go home to Ohio for my 10 year high school reunion, and another week after that will be JD’s academy graduation, which means his family will be in visiting from Michigan and staying with us!  It’s hard to believe that we’ve put 5 ½ months of the academy behind us and he will be patrolling the city streets in 3 short weeks.  It’s scary and exciting and a huge relief all at the same time.

In other news, I joined a flag football team.  This may surprise those of you that remember this post, but my neighbor said her friend’s co-ed team really needed girls, so I signed up thinking it sounded like fun.  I soon realized that I may have gotten into something a bit more serious than I had originally intended, when my neighbor recommended that I bring cleats.  I wanted to back out when I saw that text.

But… I went.  I thought maybe I could get away with just playing defense or, similar to when Ross plays rugby on Friends, “look really enthusiastic and stay away from the ball,”  but they require that a girl touches the ball once every four offensive downs.  It was clear during warm ups that I was NOT the person to be passing the ball to, so I made it my job to run around and keep at least 1 defender off the people who could actually catch.  My team won 5-1, and I like to think that I made some contribution to that (besides running around and looking important on offense, I also broke up a pass and ran a guy out of bounds on defense).

So far, my team hasn't tried to trade me, so I guess I'm doing okay :)


  1. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

    Oh, and to answer your question, you can get Godiva milkshakes in most Godiva shops at the mall.