We spent the morning of the 4th of July fishing at the local catch and release pond in Pine Mountain. Kelly turned four this year, and Emily turned six. We celebrated their birthdays with family in Modesto. After the party, Grandma, Aunt Cindy and Uncle Bob watched our girls while Eric and Kathy attended the CHEA homeschooling conference. Grandma then came home with us and we joined Eric on his week-long business trip to Ojai. Kathy, Doris, and the girls visited Ojai, Santa Barbara and Solvang. the girls got in lots of swimming time at the hotel. Eric turned 40 this month! Since we were in Ojai, the family surprised him with a party in the hotel room. The entire family was able to attend another special class at church called "Walk Through the Bible."