Soon and Very Soon

Don't worry. I haven't forgotten that you want to see pictures and hear stories from our honeymoon trip. We've just been super busy this week, finishing errands and unpacking our stuff since Kirk was off school for the holiday and we could get lots of stuff done together. The good news is that all the boxes are unpacked and our little place is finally starting to feel settled and more like home!

In other news and speaking of the holiday, have you ever been to a NASA space shuttle launch? We have! We went to the launch of the Discovery shuttle on Tuesday, which is a great way to spend the 4th of July, let me tell you. Very patriotic!

I'm surprised at the emotion I felt as the shuttle hit liftoff. It made me think of all the times I saw it happen on TV growing up in California, but here it was happening in person -- history in the making, just across the Indian River from where we were standing with everyone else who chose to celebrate the holiday this way.

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I couldn't help but utter some fierce prayers for the safety of the crew as we saw them climb higher and higher into the sky, out of view and into space, especially as I thought about the Challenger and Columbia explosions that have happened in my lifetime. I can't imagine what it must be like for those astronauts to be that brave and live that kind of life. Wow!