We've been busy this month. We traded in our old van and bought a brand new Toyota Siena. It had only 5 miles on it. We love it. It's amazing. Our old van was brand new when we bought it in 2007, but it has been in the shop 7 times in a year for the same issue. Thank goodness we bought an extended warranty. Our van left us stranded many times, including the day Isla was born and the day of Lucas' dad's funeral. That was the final straw. We got a terrific deal and we are very happy with our purchase. In other news, Gavin and Tyrone started Soccer. Tyrone's team is "The Gladiators" and his coach is none other than his dad. He is very excited about this. Gavin's team is the "MVP's" and he is excited to play soccer again. Their practices are on the same day, so it's a little crazy around here on a Thursday. We also had some friends visit. Lucas' really good friend Dallas and his family were in town visiting family. We haven't seen them for a few years. It was great to catch up and meet their cute kids. Lucas was called to the Elders Quorum Presidency as first counselor also. Our Sundays and Tuesdays just got a whole lot busier, but Lucas is happy to serve wherever he can. He'll be great. We have had a great summer, so much has happened. Lots of happy and sad times. I am so ready for this heat to go away and to embrace the fall.