Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer is here!


With graduation behind us, it is officially summer here at the Mitschke house!  The boys' last day of school is this Friday, and then we'll be in full-fledged summer mode until August.  We took our longest road trip with 3 kiddos yet to Lubbock this past weekend to celebrate Amanda's graduation from Texas Tech.  It ended up being a great trip--fun to see Amanda and the rest of the family, and also fun to spend the weekend in "the best hotel in the world" (Pla Shee's quote).  Apparently the Red Roof Inn in Lubbock ranks highly in the mind of an 11 year old boy because: 1) there is an indoor pool in the lobby; 2) said pool has a huge hot tub; 3) our hotel room window overlooked said indoor pool.  Not exactly the criteria I would have considered in my ranking, but Pla Shee was absolutely thrilled with it.  While I don't have pics from the Lubbock adventure (I left the photography to my extremely talented photographer uncle Lyndy), I do have pics of the kiddos splashing around in our new "dragon" pool and last year's slip n slide.  Hooray for summer!

Ruby is not as thrilled about summer as the rest of us.

Uncle Lyndy and Aunt Sara came for a visit from St. Louis!