Clayton and Jeff and his friend Matt went to Beaver Lake for a 4th of July party at Judy Harvey’s house. Penny would join them Saturday night as she had to work on Friday. We had a great time at the lake.
We went again. This time Clayton caught a bunch of small fish and a couple of 2lb carp. It was hot, but we had a great time.
Jeffrey, his friend Matt, and I all went for a weekend at the lake. Penny joined us Sunday afternoon.
We did lots of fishing, swimming and bike riding. We had a great time. Matt had the biggest fish. He caught 2(ea) 10lb catfish. Jeff and I also caught some, not quite that big.
We are so proud of Jeff for making through Middle School. Tonight his class had a promotion ceremony where they are all recognized for passing through to High School.
He WORE A TIE!!!
I took some video. But it will be a little bit before I get it done.
We haven’t been here before. This was a new experience. We went camping at Council Grove Lake just north of Council Grove Kansas. This was a great campground, with concrete sites and coverd picnic tables. Electricity and water, and right on the lake. We went with our friends, Daryl and Jen and their family. Penny and I were kidless this time. Jeff didn’t want to go.
We are all so proud of Matt for graduating. He is a great kid.
JoDee and Tom had a party for him at Carriage Crossing restaurant in Yoder.
Jeff played his last concert today. His grade sounded really good and I’m sad that he won’t be going on with the trumpet in High School next year. I did the same thing with the Alto Saxaphone when I went to High School, so I guess I can’t really say much. I’m glad he got the experience that he had, and I’m sure he learned a lot of valuable music lessons that can be used later in life.
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We all got together for easter at Mom and Dad Van Campen’s house. What a great spring day it was.
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We ventured out on Saturday morning for a one day trip to Lake Afton. It was supposed to be warm. It was warm and windy. Oh well. We got a little fishing in, but mostly just hung out and enjoyed each other’s company.
Penny and I went to the Bon Jovi concert at the new Intrust Bank Arena. It was a great concert. They’ve still got it after 27 years. A really good performance and the stage show was awesome. They had lots of movable screens that displayed live video as well as produced content. A really top notch show. Video at the bottom of this post.
We finally got a descent weekend and ventured out to Lake Afton.
We de-winterized the trailer Thursday after setting up in the driveway. Everything is in working order.
We got about 4 inches Friday and Jax loves the snow. Jeff and Jax had some fun in the backyard.
Penny and Clayton went to the open house for the new Intrust Arena in downtown Wichita today. This is the only time we will be able to see all the private dressing rooms, locker rooms and such. Plus we wanted to see the new place. Wow, it is really nice. They have enough concession stands and bathrooms, that’s for sure.
I shot a few pics of cource.
Here is a scary video. Jeffrey gets his permit today and he and his Mom and Dad go to the school parking lot to get the first experience behind the wheel.
Wow! Is he really getting that old?
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Penny adopted her a nice new dog. Jax is a Siberian Husky. All white with blue eyes. He was at the Humane Society where Penny has been volunteering . She really likes him and he is a hit with the rest of the family also. He is 1 year old, so there is still a lot of puppy in him.
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