The second half of 2010 started with the end of Girl Scout Day Camp at Camp Winding River in Neosho, followed by one day to sleep in and then a trip to Little Muskego Lake for the 4th of July festivities with friends. 2nd year in a row we have been there and the water ski show never disappoints. Team Bedalov also accompanied me to an install in Columbus, Indiana. It turned out to be a relaxing vacation between two long drives.
August means one thing in our house. Start of the High School Swim Season. Season #20 started and thus my extra free time gets cut down dramatically. However, Michelle and I did sneak a weekend away to go see one of my favorites swimmers get married. Mel and Mike tied the know in Illinois. Preparation for school was well underway.
September did mean school was starting. Anna was making a big step and was going to start middle school. But not only that, she was was going to attend the STEM Academy. She is being challenged and enjoys the environment. Luke is in third grade and working hard to score really high in Math and Spelling. It also marked a time where Michelle was going back to work. She started working 6.5 hours a day at Bethesda as a LD Aide. She really enjoys working with the kids. And it makes me proud that she has found something that she feels good about in a work setting.
We also made the tough choice in leaving our church and we started attending St. Luke’s Lutheran in Waukesha. It was one of the hardest decisions Michelle and I have made together. The kids love it at St. Luke’s and are active in the choir and hand bells. Michelle even joined the choir. Sorry Joanne 😦 My guess is that sometime in 2011 we will take the new members class and join. And as an added bonus it is right across the street from Taco Johns!!!!
October was more swimming and weekends filled with football. I took my brother to the Bucky vs Brutus game at Camp Randall. Lost my voice on the opening kickoff return for a TD and is was mass chaos the rest of the game. The WNKM Swimming and Diving team did a fund raiser for Breast Cancer Awareness and designed an awesome t shirt. We raised close to $300 but already have plans to make it bigger and better next season. And, this cannot be over looked, Michelle won the fantasy baseball league for the second straight year behind the strength of her new boyfriend, Albert Pujols.
November had the conclusion of the swim season, and the team had the best finish in about 10 years and was rewarding to the student/athletes and to myself. Learned a great deal this season. We also had our first ever, Bedalov/Badger Weekend, with hopes of doing it again in the future. Hockey game on Friday night followed by a football game on Saturday. Bucky scores 10 touchdowns in the kids first ever game.
And that brings us back to December. Kids are antsy for Christmas to start, the tree goes up, weekends filled with watching football, getting eliminated from the Survivor Pool in Week 14 after last years Week 17 debacle, fantasy football wrapping up, Michelle concluding her first fantasy football season, sending and receiving Christmas Cards.
Looking forward to 2011!!