Tomorrow we head out on our big road trip. It's been a very rainy week. Swim team was canceled on Tuesday due to the rain so that through us for a loop. Marly and I went to the gym. She spent the night Tuesday with her pal, Langley. I started the process of crossing items off my to do list to get packed up for our epic road trip of the year. We did lots of laundry, cleaned out nick nack corners around the house. Marly and Abby watched Harry Potter's Goblet of Fire after finishing the 4th book. I've been going to exercise classes at the gym each day. We had Ellie's pal, Leah over and went tubing and paddle boarding. We met the Strassers for pizza on Tuesday. I brought my van in for a tune up on Wednesday. We had a scalloping meeting with the VanWies and Nixons on Wednesday that turned into quite the night out that night. Kids had a ball on the lawn. Ellie has been babysitting a bunch. I cleaned out the garage and got an allergic reaction to something. Super grateful my dermatologist was a text away with a call into the pharmacist. It's been a huge bummer the latter part of the week. The left side of my face is swollen, itchy and puffy. Ellie had Cora over that afternoon. Marly and Abby have been babysitting this week, too. Ellie and I went thrifting with my pal, Liz on Thursday. Abby and I watched 'Are you There God, It's Me, Margaret". Phil and I went out with the Rosses that night. Spot had a sleepover at my parent's (most likely his last one!) The Applegate kids came to play on Friday. I went to visit my pal, Kathleen and meet baby Julian. Ellie babysat while the other kids went to see Spiderman and have a sleepover at the Knopfels. Phil and I checked out the new Oceana with the Flanders. Today was a mad scramble with laundry, cleaning, errands and packing. I did a lot of yelling. The Bentons graciously had us over for a last hurrah. We picked up Southern Steer meat to grill and sat in the hot tub catching up. Perfect nightcap before the next phase of our summer. Here are the pics of the week.