For the second year in a row, Josiah and David decided that they wanted to participate in the Dayton Muddler. I mean, why not? Doesn't everyone want to brutally push themselves through tough obstacles and a grueling race in order to raise money for a good cause? ;-)
That evening, for some strange reason, Jeff, Josiah, David, and I all found ourselves in the living room after the younger ones had gone to bed; and we thoroughly enjoyed the chance to talk--just the four of us. We enjoyed it so much, in fact, that we stayed up until about 1:45 in the morning talking!!! Now staying up that late isn't unusual for me, but it IS for certain other members of the family. ;-) It was a really unusual, really special time.
The next night was Sunday, and we were trying to figure out what movie we could watch as a family while we ate our Sunday evening popcorn. Jeff came up with the idea to watch the old show Highway to Heaven, so we started that and ended up watching three episodes, which kept us up later than we normally stay up as a family. We're having so much fun with this show (that first aired when I was eight years old, by the way!) that each evening, we try to get our necessary stuff done so that we can watch at least one episode before bedtime.
Ah, summertime! We sure are enjoying this last month of it, when we can be a little crazy before the "normal" schedule of life resumes! :)