I'm home, but my boys have taken off again. They loaded buses on Friday night headed for the National Scout Jamboree.
Here's a picture of my 2 guys before we left home on Friday. They look handsome in their uniforms! (I'm not biased or anything!) I'm glad that they will be able to share the experience, but the house is a lot quieter without them!
And how about a picture of them with their "brothers from other mothers"? My other sons...their tent-mates for the next two weeks. Just for the record, my younger one is not *that* much younger than the others, he's just under-tall. Happens when you have 2 parents who are 5'4". He and the "tall one" --> are 20 months apart, and *my* other 2 boys fall between them in age.
Yesterday they did some whitewater rafting in Tennessee. They had pizza for lunch. Apparently when arrangements were made, one of the owners of the rafting company told the scoutmaster that "someone" would pick up the pizzas and bring them to the group. Apparently this didn't sit well with the owner's mother (the co-owner?) But she ended up giving the scoutmaster the keys to HER car to pick up the pizzas. And while they were there, the owner of the pizza place was a Boy Scout supporter, so he threw in five extra pizzas! Three cheers for CiCi's Pizza (near Cleveland, TN).
In the evening, "Father Pete" came to the campground where they were staying to say Mass. He is also an Eagle Scout.
Bar-b-q hamburgers were on the menu for supper, and by all reports, the boys were behaving and life was good!
I'm the wife of one ancient man and the mom of two teen beings with Y chromosomes.
I teach middle school special ed, and I'm slightly "touched".
I've always been Catholic, but in recent years my faith has become much more important in my life. Now I'm a "Happy Catholic."