It is quiet around our house now that Mark and Kendra are back home and we don’t have any future visits on tap until the middle of July. Around the middle of July though our summer gets fairly busy. We will have a bunch of guys I grew up with and their families here in the Northwest for some outdoor fun. Then We will head across the country for a road trip to Minnesota and then on to Indiana for Kate and the boys. When they get back the wedding season starts with back to back weddings to attend, fingers crossed for an open bar. I have been judiciously parsing out my vacation days to take part in as much as I can but Kate and the boys will be rocking the mid-west while I work, alone. Our housemates will be busy as well with their own trips to SB and Europe. It is exciting to think about the all the trips coming up and to plan out our road trip with the boys. I’m not sure how wise it is to take a 3 year old and 1 ½ year old on drive across the country but they need to learn what life in the Rohl and McGrail famlies are going to be like. This will not be their first road trip and it will definitely not be their last. Between Tear drop trips with papa and RV trips with Tom Tom those boys need to get acclimated to life on the road. Growing up I loved those trips and I have written about it before but the idea of getting up pre-dawn and heading out of town might be the most excited I ever get. I hope the boys will feel that way, that we will be able to pass on that love of the road that Kate and I have. It will just be easier on all of us.