Summer ended with a bang for the Huangs. We had lots of birthday parties, started a massive kitchen renovation project, and joined the YMCA. Amy stepped down to four days a week, which gives her some breathing room during the work week to catch up on sleep and errands. Lee picked up a slew of fun new gigs at his job. We concluded the month with our annual week-long vacation at Ocean City, New Jersey, where we crammed in lots of beach and boardwalk fun during the first half of the week when the weather was gorgeous, which more than made up for having to cut our vacation short by a day on account of a countywide Irene-related evacuation.