Calm Amongst the Chaos

Mama of 5 seeking calm in the chaos

We went to Greer for the 4th of July weekend. We invited some good friends of ours and their kids and we had such a wonderful time! Greer did have some devastation, but it is far more green than not. I will upload to flickr, it is easier that way.
My parents had bought the only store in town just weeks before the fire came through, it has been a crazy time, but it has been a good thing, there was some smoke damage so the place got cleaned out, painted and looks amazing! (the website it still a work in progress)
We spent time fishing, went to the local museum for “tee-pee time”, one day I worked at the store running the register. It was a lot of fun, it was busy the whole time and it is so fun just to talk to the people who came in. We spent evenings with wine and great food while the kids all just played and played. I don’t think weekends get much better than they were last weekend.
We just love summer in Greer and are so thankful for those shifting winds and those firefighters who saved so much of our little jewel in Arizona!
We are getting geared up for another trip in a month from now! We are going to South Dakota during the Sturgis bike week and we are having a run for Lily! Andrew has been working on a bike he bought for $500 (an old Harley!) and thanks to donations from others he has made this thing look amazing! It is still not done, but we will be doing a bike run and auctioning off the bike! I know Andrew may have some tears rolling down his face and a very tight grip when he hands it over, but it will be handed over to the highest bidder! We have a lot to do in order to get ready to head up, but we are looking forward to spending time at Andrew’s parents campground and this will be my first time seeing Sturgis for the first time. We won’t be staying in Sturgis, but at Andrew’s parents place in Deadwood Mystic Hills The run will be on Tuesday the 9th and auction to follow afterwards. I am really looking forward to this experience! Last year they did this and raised a lot of money, we are hoping to raise even more this year! I’m also hoping to sneak out one night and leave the kids with grandma and grandpa and see what all this talk is about, I hear it is quite the week!
I am still wanting to do another Splash for a Cure, but am thinking of doing it at an indoor pool during a different time of the year. But one thing at a time for sure!
So keep checking back, we’ll be getting more info out and soon!

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