He leaves tomorrow for Basic Military Training in the air force reserves in Lackland, Texas. He graduates in September, then goes onto another air force base in northern Texas to train until late December.
Needless to say, our home is going to feel different for the next few months.
So this last weekend we headed up to South Lake Tahoe with friends. Our absolute favorite beach there is Pope Beach.
We spent time swimming.....
and playing volleyball.
All the kids buried the youngest two in sand,
and then tortured them for a bit.
After lunch it was more volleyball and swimming.
I love how our older children interact with the younger ones.
For dinner we made tri tip in a cast iron oven. There were also lots of other yummy things to eat too.
I love this man.
As the sun set, we packed up to leave.
One last hug.
Sunday after church, we had our summer church picnic.
One last time holding his little friend.
One last afternoon with these friends.
I know he is not gone too long and he'll be back in 5 short months. But these are precious memories we are making.
I am savoring them.
I love you, son.