the fire department is sending james to "rookie school" for 8 weeks to complete firefighter 1 & 2. thankfully the school is local (rogers) so james is able to come home every evening, but that does not make his 7:15am-5:00pm schedule any better (and working at camp every weekend). we are pressing on to get through these super packed 8 weeks and looking forward to a much more relaxed schedule in november. parker turns 5 months tomorrow (yes, 5 months already!). hopefully i'll find time to write him a litte note. love yall!