Time to stop complaining about the state of affairs in the Stiff house and let you know about something special that happened last weekend…. Mike Roth made it home safe and sound from Iraq. He made a stop over here before heading to Japan to join the family. We were lucky enough to see him not once, but twice!

He hung out with us for most of the day on Saturday. Camp Idlewild was having a fundraiser. Poor Mike was drug along behind us. We went to the chili dinner. Then he and Ray were really super good sports and watched Twilight with me while the girls watched the Kids’ Choice Awards in the other room. I don’t think he was accustomed to the amount of squealing that happens in this house. I’m not just referring to Twilight…the Jonas Brothers were on in the other room.

On Monday, Mike and his sister came out and we went to Cold Stone. Yum. The girls were in heaven. We got to enjoy his company for one more night. I finally have a picture of the latest addition reading books on a sofa with him. Now we just need Lorene, Casey and Andrew to come back to push her on a tricycle and my Roth family photos will be complete.

We had fun Mike. I’m so happy you made it back stateside all safe and sound. Thanks for all you do.