Other happenings in August included getting wallpaper in our hallway. It makes me immensely happy. It also makes me feel a little like I'm in a cross between an old lady's house and an Anthropologie catalog. Which is pretty much what I'm always going for. Alice wore the cutest sock buns. So there's that. We saw great friends from college and our kids played together. It makes me so glad to see my kids play with kids of the people I love. We finally met with some friends from church, which we've only been trying to do for all of 2013. We celebrated my dad's birthday. We had some super fun play dates and lunch dates. And most notably in August, we travelled to Texas to see my grandfather. Jaron, Cora and I went to see Grandman and Liz at their house and got to have a lovely afternoon chat. I already mentioned this in an earlier post, but Cora is his first great granddaughter after a whole bunch of great grandsons, so it was special for me to see them meet. Even though he had been in a rehab facility and was supposed to be taking it easy and using a walker, he insisted on walking us to our car when we left (because he's just about the sweetest man alive) and in classic Grandman style, he wished us goodbye by saying, "Watch out for those crazies!" I laughed to myself and my heart became warm.
We bid August adieu with a cookout at our house with both sets of our parents and my sister's fam to celebrate Labor Day. Oh. Maybe you think Labor Day is in September. Well, yeah it is, but whatever.