My house feels nearly empty this evening. Andrew is downstairs, Daniel and Steve are in the office...and everyone else (but me) is gone. The only noises I hear right now are the tapping of the computer keys, the dishwasher running and a distant neighbor's dog barking. It's lovely.
I think I will need a scoreboard this summer to keep track of who is home and who is not. Who is getting ready to go somewhere, and who is coming home. Alex and Andrew win for most activities, but Nathan will give them a run for their money. Steve and Danny are neck and neck and I am gratefully lagging (slightly) behind.
Alex - campout this weekend, Camp Helaman for 5 days next week, EFY the following week, then he gets a break until time for the 50 mile hike in August followed immediately by High Adventure.
Andrew - 2 farewell talks, then off to SLC for a few days before entering the MTC July 16th.
Nathan - Regional YSA Conference all this weekend - back on Sunday night, then starts college on Monday. That will last through mid-August.
Daniel - campout next weekend (where he will be carrying an ax - so it may be his only activity this summer), Scout camp in mid-July, then the 50 miler in August.
Steve - helping out at Scout Camp, taking Andrew to SLC and MTC, Marcy's wedding, 50 miler.
Me - Girls Camp next week, Marcy's wedding, 50 miler.