Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rest in peace, Ralph.

My father-in-law, Ralph, passed away Tuesday night. What will we miss? His wicked sense of humor and his honesty. What will my children miss? Papa. My heart is aching for them. I don't know how they will handle the services this weekend. Lindsey told me that he is in her heart just like God and that he is an angel looking after us. Children have a wonderful way of thinking, don't they? We miss and love you Ralph.

Monday, May 26, 2008

No longer a kindergartener.

Look at this beautiful FIRST GRADER! We are so very proud of her. Natalie, Michael and I went to her "ceremony". Here, they are not allowed to make a big deal about graduating from kinder. How could you not? Anyhow, I was pretty anxious about having to deal with them and watch Lindsey. Lucky for Lindsey and really lucky for me, my Mom showed up. I was happy that she was able to be there to celebrate with us and she was a big help, thanks Mom!

Here she is accepting her certificate.....I didn't get the best pics with Natalie hanging/clinging to me.
This warmed my heart. Her little friend congratulated her as she sat down. Is that thoughtful or what?

Lindsey with "her" Mrs. Parks. She is a wonderful teacher and an amazing woman. She was Tyler's teacher and it was such a blessing to have her be Lindsey's.

A little video of the class....Lindsey is in the back row...2nd to the left.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

May 1990

It's prom time and I thought how ironic it was that I found this OLD photo today when so many are probably enjoying their prom tonight. Man, I am feeling nostalgic.....especially when I turn on my Ipod on and there is "I remember you" by Skid Row. Don't pretend that you didn't like that song or didn't have a crush on Sebastian Bach....he was seriously hot.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Am I the only one?

Who gets so very happy when all their kids finish off a 2 lb package of strawberries? yummy.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Absence makes the heart grow fonder...

they say. In case you have noticed, I have been in a blogging funk lately. Alot has been going on here. We have been going none stop since the beginning of May.

*Our master shower has been out of commission for OVER a year and we finally got the whole bathroom done. It was being completed 2 days before, while we were out of town for 4 days, and 2 days after our trip.
We still have to paint, seal the tile, add switchplates, towel bars, and clean it up, but I am happy.

*While we were on our mini-vacation, my fil, went into the hospital with a very large blood clot in his lung and we learned that his lung cancer has come back very aggressively. It was really hard to enjoy our trip with this news, but we made it through. Can you guess where we went?

*Charles' new job starts Monday...such an amazing job opportunity, but I am nervous for him. It is going to be difficult for him to concentrate while his father is having hospice care at home. My heart is aching for him. Losing a loved one is so, so hard.

*On top of all this craziness, the kids are out of school next week and that means lots of celebrating...kindergarten graduation & party, Michael's pre-school pajama party, I need to make teacher gifts and there is a last minute field trip.

*Today, my fil's sister and niece are arriving to visit with him and tomorrow our good friends, the Harty's, are coming to town. Their daughter is graduating from the UofA, so I have to find a free moment to go see them.

It just seems like I am on major overdrive right now. I will try to blog when I can, but it probably will be pretty random. Or I might blog more than before, because it is fun to take your mind off of things and escape via bloggin.

til next time.

Friday, May 16, 2008

I am so unprepared.........

Only 5 days until summer vacation begins! There goes my sanity:)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Need a laugh?

You need to head over to Pioneer Woman's blog.....the woman cracks me up. Poor Charlie. Makes me miss my old basset hound, Bogie.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Michael's occupation as of today???

Car mechanic. Bring your car on in to his garage. He'll take care of you.
Check under the hood.

Fill er up.
Even provides towing service!During his lunch break, you could probably find him at the drive-thru ordering a hamburger sammich with ketchup, apple slices and a chocolate milk.

I love this kid!