In between all the hard stuff, we have managed to have some fun including a trip to my aunt and uncle's for the 4th of July. My cousins who are currently working in India were back in the States so we met up with them, my grandma, my aunt and uncle, and more cousins. My dad was still not feeling great so he and my mom stopped by just for a bit.
Lots of playing and lots of eating. (A grilled out lunch plus my grandma brought gigantic marshmallows for making Smore.) And in a tribute to my friend, Lisa, we had a watermelon smashing. (ie blindfold your loved ones, spin them around, and have them try to smash a watermelon with a bat) Oh and the kids also rode Taffy, one of the most mellow horses on the planet. No hesitation on Kenson's part at all which is a major accomplishment.
After all of that, we headed to Gothenburg to watch a rodeo that my brother happened to be announcing. (And as fate would have it, he had a friend visiting from out of state so we got to meet her which rarely happens because he likes to keep all of that stuff close to the vest. She seemed very nice and perfectly sarcastic which means she fits in well with our family.)