We are still in limbo with Gabriel's immediate-future plans. An opportunity has presented itself that he may delay his entry into the military a year for. Other than that, I have only a week to decide if our family is going to do summer swim team this summer; we generally swim every summer, but feel we may wish to focus on other things this summer.
Looming this next two weeks are two big events that I also need to focus on. Alei turns 16 on Thursday and we are hosting a big 18/16 combo birthday party for her and Gabriel on Sunday. Whenever you have loads of youth, you need loads of food! So, we are preparing a bon-fire, volley-ball court, the game-room and lots of food. I'm so hoping it doesn't rain as it so often seems to whenever I'm brave enough to plan a large number out-side event.
Once we pull off Sunday's party, we are heading on a big trip the next Friday. My niece is getting married and Alei is in the wedding. We decided to combine the wedding with a long, long over-due family vacation, so we rented a house near the beach in Charleston, S.C. for the week.
I really need to get organized, because while writing this I realized that Alei's dress is in and we need to go pick it up.