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Letters to Our Sons – July 2013

Dear Cody,

I have enjoyed this past month so much. You have been out of school for a little over a month now, and we have been having so much fun!

Let’s see… we joined a local community school with some of our friends, and you are learning how to swim. You love the pool. You didn’t want your head under the water at first and now you’re doing flips and handstands in the water.

We went on a “safari” at the Circle G Ranch Safari and had loads of fun. Well, with the exception of the cow that had its entire head stuck inside our vehicle eating the food from my lap and scaring the life out of your Mommy. It’s alright that you and Daddy laughed at me. I can laugh about it, too, now. Besides, I’m sure I will get you guys back. Bwahaha. And you fell in love with two alpacas and named them Mark and Felicia.

You finished filming as an extra in “Bandit and the Saints of Dogwood” an independent film that was filmed locally. It was a great experience.

We already went on vacation. We went to North Myrtle Beach and you had a blast. It was a very relaxing vacation, too. We were able to spend an entire 7 days, so we got to spend a couple of days just relaxing. It was nice to have some down time.

You and I went in to visit Nanny and Poppy for three days and just got back this week. It was one of the best visits, ever. You had such a great time with them, and Poppy took you swimming every day. You also got to meet Fruit Loop their Sun Conjure. He talks. A lot. 🙂

When we stopped to get gas about 10 miles from their house, I looked back and you were crying. I asked you what was wrong and you said, “I miss Nanny and Poppy.” It warmed and broke my heart at the same time.

I know you love them so much and miss them a lot. Maybe after 5th grade and we start homeschooling, we can go visit them more ofen.

Today you picked out a monologue to memorize for an upcoming audition for Tom Sawyer. I’ll be able to tell you in next month’s letter if ou got a part or not. I know you really want this one… but as you know, you don’t always get a role. There’s a lot more goes into getting a part than if you are a good actor. Break a leg at your audition next Tuesday.

It’s hard to believe it’s July and you have less than 6 weeks until school starts back. I do hope it clears up and is a dryer July than it was in June. And July is starting off rainy.

I am amazed at how much you have matured over the last month or so. You have been helping your Dad work outside, and finding ways to earn money. You are becoming quite the entrepreneur. In fact, you plan on having a lemonade stand before July is over with to raise money for Knoxville Children’s Theatre. What a generous and giving heart you have, my sweet boy.

I’ve written this letter several days ago, but as I was choosing and editing photos to add to this letter, I wanted to say that today is July 4th. We had originally planned a lot of outdoor things to do today, but the weather has not cooperated this week. So we are getting ready to take you to see ‘Despicable Me 2’ and go out and eat (yet to be determined, but probably somewhere with good steak). Happy July 4th my handsome guy!

I am so proud of you Cody. I look forward to spending the rest of the summer having fun with you!

Always and Forever…



These monthly letters to our sons and photographs are a part of a circle. We will be publishing our letters on the first Fridays of every month. So please follow and check out the circle continuing with my fellow blogger Ashley, at Embracing Beauty.

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