Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Home From Vacation

YAY! I finally figured out how to make a blog!

Hello, everyone! We had a great time on our trip to Oregon and Utah! We packed a lot in to three weeks! Everyone is exhausted. In Oregon, we were at the beach for a few days, then I went to EFY (awesome - strongly recommend it!) while the rest of us played around with Grandma and Grandpa. Dad arrived in Oregon about a week after we went. We then went to Utah, where we manaed to see a good 80% of our millions of friends and family there! All of us loved the vacation, but we're glad to be home. You can see various highlights of each trip over on the right.

I do believe we will write an update on how each person is doing on every post. We'll go youngest to oldest, for the benefit of Nathan.

Nathan - He is so excited for school to start. He is doing very well in piano, and is still a major bundle of energy! Nathan loves to be right about things, and he loves to do sports. He is going in to second grade. Nathan is just as cute as ever! He and Megan are the only LDS students in their schools and are great buddies.

Megan - She loves basketball! If there was one thing Megan could do all day, it would be to shoot hoops. She is very athletic, and will be going in to fifth grade, her last year at elementary school! She enjoys doing odd jobs around the house, and is always looking for a way that she can get paid a little extra! She also continues to do well in piano as well as the clarinet. Megan has made lots of friends and can't wait to do band this year!

Rachel - Tigger is the only way to possibly describe her. Rachel is still bouncing off the walls with her unending energy. She excels in the trumpet, which quite suits her personality. She loves basketball and is very good at it. Rachel is going in to seventh grade and will be the only LDS student out of 900 kids! She always manages to make everyone laugh. She has made several friends who are all very similar to her.

Lauren - I am way excited to start High School. I'll be the only LDS kid there, and seminary will start at 6 AM. I am doing quite well in piano and enjoy playing songs from High School Musical and other Disney movies. My roller-coaster health is very stable right now, and the test I had today looked good. My energy is still very low, and therefore I still enjoy reading and other low-stress activities.

Renee - Mom is as busy as ever! We've been working on getting a new kitchen, so she's running around like a crazy person looking at various granite galleries. Later this week, we tear out all of our kitchen cabinets for the floor to go in! YIKES! She can't wait for all of us to go back to school - I guess we're only interesting for a little while!

Blair - Dad is loving his job! His honey-do list keeps on growing, but I do believe it will start to shrink after the kitchen gets put in.

So that's what's new! I'll be putting up a new post about every month, unless I'm in the hospital. In that case, Mom would have to figure out how to do this! We love you all!

The Holbrook Family