Finally settled in to Rumson NJ

Archive for June, 2015

Summer Start

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’ve never meant to be so delinquent about this blog. I know a small handful of people really look forward to new postings, and it is one of the easier ways to keep everyone informed of the goings-on in the Lester household…but it takes time, and time is one thing I haven’t had a lot of lately.

The month of May was CRAZY. I made the mistake of telling my boss and other coworkers that I was a little light on work. They made me a pursuit manager for a project the firm is trying to win, and thus began 4 straight weeks of working 12 hour days and weekends to boot. To put it mildly, I was exhausted. And burnt out. I just didn’t have the energy to do anything else. I still don’t. I am in desperate need of a vacation, but that just isn’t in the cards.

Evan is doing great. He lucked out with the best baseball coaches/team ever. At the start of the season, he could barely throw the ball five feet or hit/catch. Because of the encouragement and patience of the coaches, Evan made great progress this year. He is especially proud of his very own trophy :)

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Evan also became the first member of our family to complete a triathlon today. He had to swim 75 yards, bike 2 miles and then run a half mile… a perfect little race for 6-8 year olds. I was nervous (especially with the swimming) but he did great! Next year, Erin wants to do it too. After a busy start to the morning, we were all very pleased to relax by the pool at the beach club.

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Erin is also doing great. She’s a little fish in the pool and had a blast doing soccer shots this year. She’s looking forward to graduating from preschool and has already started to make friends at Deane Porter, where she’ll be going to Kindergarten in the fall. Both of the kids are looking forward to summer camp at Seashore this year. It’s a new camp for us, but an old favorite in this area. It was a bit cold on their open-house day, but the kids still had fun riding in the paddle boats.
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JP has been consulting from home, and I’ve been doing the daily trek into the City. I have not been able to work on the final installment of the Stewards of Reed for several weeks now, but I’m hopeful that will change in the next week or two when I finally catch up on sleep and reboot my system.

Stay tuned…

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