Karen leaving to Washington.

So, The matriarch of the family is leaving to go to Washington DC again. She is taking our daughter Syrafina to have her eyes evaluated. She has a disease called Brown’s syndrome. This has required her to have 1 surgery already. She was unable to look straight when she was born without getting blurry vision. She was treated by a Dr. in San Antonio, Texas named Dr. McCash.

We are going to miss you guys while your gone!

Love you tons!

Christian in San Angelo

I was able to visit Christian and his tech school. He’s going to be changing his job from fire fighting to something unknown at this point. We had a great time celebrating his 20th birthday. We were able to go to see the movie Joker. We also had the opportunity to go to a comic con in the local town. It was overall a great weekend. We played some virtual reality. We played a game of Shanghai. We played a couple games of Catan.

Christian killing his virtual reality on

Christians dormitory

Atkinson Fun Times July

So we have tons of fun staying at an Airbnb in Stuart Nebraska. We were joined by and Jenny and Sophia. The house had been an old convent that is stopping used by the church in the 80s. The teachers for the local Catholic school live in this house. I heard a story about how people in the local town used to get piano lessons done with the sisters and then never actually been

Carlsens do DC

Kyra a conference and we traveled to DC to celebrate Karen’s grandad’s 95th birthday. He is a very inspiring active 95-year-old man. He is a WWII veteran and still very active. He pinned me when I became an officer in the Air Force along with my son Christian.  It was a great trip and awesome to reconnect with family.

Cracker Barrel checkers fun.

Mama making her orzo pasta…YUM YUM

Granddad’s car

Kyan being funny

Kyra learning how to play Shanghai.

Happy Birthday Granddad

Kyra enjoying her conference.