72. Unfortunately not the average number of strokes per round taken over the weekend. Easily the number of laughs per day. Fortunately not the number of balls lost on the weekend. Pinehurst treated us well again this year. Both Pinewild courses, The Legacy and The National (I am still shaking my fist at that Jack Nicklaus and his design philosophy!) total up to the 72 holes of golf that we played in a 48 hour period of time. I look forward to teeing it up again next year with Russ, DW and the phenom that is Mr. DuMont. Maybe Reynolds Plantation?
Huh? Where did the last 6 years go? Kindergarten? My oldest? Home-schooling starts to look pretty good when you realize that if the past 6 years raced by as quick as they did with most of his time here in the home how fast will the next 12 years go by with him spending most of his day at school? Uh-oh…I sense a mid-life crisis coming on! At any rate, Will has impressed us greatly with his ability to adapt to Kindergarten without missing a beat. His teacher tells us (in e-mail – man times have changed from the days when a note was pinned to your back) that he is “extremely responsible and hard-working.” You don’t think she tells this to all of the parents do you?
I guess one thing that will help keep us young, vibrant and enjoying great firsts like this one is having a 3rd kid. That’s right, Cindy and I are expecting numero 3 in February 2009. Moving from “man-to-man” to “the zone” defense has us a bit nervous (me more than calm, cool, collected Cindy) but also very excited. Stewart is looking forward to being a big sister and has proclaimed that “when I am a big sister I will not take quiet time and stop drinking from sippy cups cause that is what big sisters do.”
Cindy and the kids along with her sister’s family and her mom trekked down to the HHI to spend time beaching, eating and playing. Even with the overtones of political strife across the family unit, all returned still loving each other. 🙂
In addition, check out the pictures of Will and I at our first Monster Truck show together. Americana at its finest!
Enjoy the pictures!
Late July the Sutton’s traveled to Connecticut for a family wedding (congrats Kelly!). We dropped by Hershey, PA for a taste of chocolate and some tours of all things chocolate (you will have to use your imagination here as our camera did not make this part of the trip) and then onto Connecticut for the reception. Note, I did not say “Wedding” as we unbelievably got lost in Westport and missed the wedding. Not my proudest moment. The reception was great, time on Bob and Sandy’s boat was fun (again, imagination required here) and Cindy and I are still trying to figure out if chocolate or Dunkin’ Donuts was a bigger hit for the kids. Personally I wish I could get some more of that pizza we ate in Southport.
Enjoy the pictures!