Inheriting a teenager is hard work. We've been pretty busy since Amanda came to live with us.
Want to see a few of our Exciting adventures? YOU DO!
Well then, let's start with our visit to good ol' PA. My dad's parents live there so we went up for a day excursion.
Of Course we had to take our picture by Monn Road. Does this road bare your maiden name as a tribute to your family you ask? Why yes, yes it does.
I presume your next question might be something like - Do your grandparents live on Monn Road. Oddly enough, the answer is a big fat NO. I don't know that anyone from my family has ever lived on this road. Curious...
But the fun doesn't stop there, oh no! There was more to be had on the 4th of July. But instead of the gayeties stemming from cool road sign, they came from Baltimore's fireworks on the harbor.
After a tiring day of chasing kids around a crowded Science Center, Mandy and I met James and waited around for the celebration of our independence. There wasn't all that much to do. Some of our company found some very interesting ways to entertain themselves.
Our non-profit employers may not be able to shell out the cash but they always try to sweeten the deal with a few employee benefits. One of those gravy perks is an open roof that looks out over the harbor during the firework show.
The river has been a frequent hang out spot lately.
We go running on trails or climb on the river rocks. Mandy only fell like once...
Or Maybe Twice...
Or Three times...
It's hard to recall the exact number. But she always came up smiling.
Somehow, after all this madness, we were able to fit in a little Friday night putt-putt date. We were pretty excited about the whole thing.
We took turns practicing our golf modeling ....
... and generally just had a good time.
You know the date is good when it ends like this -
Putt-Putt, Santa Pants, Chicken McNuggets and a movie night = AWESOME!