I went home for the fourth of July for a fun time in Oklahoma with my mom's family. I "worked from home" (or was on call? - I don't know, but I didn't actually do much!) that week while spending a few days at the lake enjoying the extended family while baking in the Texas/Oklahoma heat! Somehow I didn't take a single picture that week, so the few here are courtesy of Natalie's blog. She came to visit me for a few days before the family headed to Oklahoma for our reunion.
The parents. So thankful for both of them!
Can you tell we took this on auto off a bookshelf? :)
Our hurricane damage. Thought the hurricane wasn't bad until I walked down the street...
Thankful it wasn't this - just a few blocks south of us.
Our earthquake damage consisted of a broken mirror that fell off the wall and shattered and two cracked windows.
The fun suprise for September was a weekend with Dad in NYC. He called me last Sunday night to say he was going on a last-minute trip to New York for work. I worked four 10 hour days, took off Friday, and rode the bus up Thursday night to see him. It was a lot of fun! It was a short trip because I had to be back in DC by Saturday afternoon, but we got to spend some good time together trying a couple restaurants and walking around in the pouring rain. The hotel was just a couple blocks north of Times Square, which was really awesome. The last time I spent extended time with my dad was also when he was on business - only in Botswana!
Taking advantage of a dry moment for a picture - yummy hamburgers at Bill's!
And a not-so-dry moment in Times Square!