Not much going on here this week...Bethany's at Lynden Blue Soccer Camp every day (and it's going well!) from 4-6 and so far it's been pretty hot. Yesterday it was super muggy, more so in Lynden & Everson than Bellingham, I'm told, (all those of you who actually live in humid climates would laugh at us, I'm sure, but we're not used to humidity and heat combined around here) and then last night the storms began! We heard some thunder and saw a bit of lightning around 9:30/10:00, but the big storm rolled over us around 3:00 a.m. Of the girls, only Becca heard any of it because she had woken up with a bad dream. I can't believe it! That storm was RIGHT on top of us! Simultaneous thunder and lightning and the house was shaking. It was pretty incredible. I can't remember the last time we had that kind of a storm around here. We got out of bed and watched out the windows for a while and this morning it is pouring down rain. I guess that's it for the strawberries...it's supposed to rain for the next 3 days now. I sure am glad we got one more delicious bunch yesterday!
Speaking of which, my siblings would be interested to know this story about our mother...So, yesterday she took Sarah, Bethany, & Rebecca to pick some strawberries out at Boxx's Berry Farm way on the Northwest Road. They were supposed to be home around 11:30. By about noon when they hadn't returned, I was getting a little worried, but figured they had just had some cookies and raspberry water before heading back and would be home any second. When Dad finally called around 12:20, I have to admit I was a bit worried. I was hoping that it was something simple that was making them late, like Mom locking her keys in the trunk, but I knew that couldn't be it because that is what she did last year when she took the girls to pick berries. So Dad calls and says there's a little problem with the berry pickers and I'm thinking oh dear. I knew his voice didn't sound like there was some terrible tragedy, so I wasn't terribly worried, but I wasn't expecting this: "Your Mom locked the keys in the trunk and I just left there after going out there to open it for them." WHAT?!?! AGAIN?!?! Not seriously. But she did. So, her name is now on the waiting list at the Lynden rest home, so no worries. ;)