An update…5 years later!

Hi everyone! Wow! I really stink at blogging! It’s been 5 years!!! We are about to celebrate our 34th anniversary on 8/20.

James is 30 and lives in Brussels, Belgium! He has a British girlfriend, Pippa, who we love.

Brandon is 28 and just started a new job in Mansfield, TX. He is having some struggles and could use prayer. He is going through a divorce.

Emma is 24, married to Brent (an electrician) for 2+ years and works as the Special Friends Director at our church. They have Aiden, who just turned 9! He loves ice hockey and golf.

Bill is still at Lockheed Martin after 32 years. I am working as a women’s health NP in Ft Worth.

There’s quick update!



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Aiden’s First Day of School

My grandbaby is growing up! He starts Pre-K today at the same private Christian school my own 3 kiddos attended for Kindergarten. He had a fun first day and came home excited and tired! We had a nice dinner – the whole family was here. Cannot believe he is 4 years old. Here is a picture!

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Still here…

Hope all is well with everyone today. Here it’s a rainy day and I’m getting ready to drive my hour long trip to work. Bill gets to be home today…he has every other Friday off. All the kiddos and grandson are doing well. I’ll post details later.
Here’s to drought relief!

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Still here!!!

I haven’t blogged in over a year and it’s high time! The family is growing and maturing, kids are now almost 25, almost 23, 19, and grandson is 3! Bill and I celebrated 28 years of marriage in August. We are going on a big trip Friday (Caribbean Cruise!!!) and I will post pics when we return. The kids will be holding down the fort.
Grateful to God that our oldest found his first post-college REAL job in Ft. Worth using his business/computer degree, middle child is back in school and working part time – going to be an animator one day, and daughter is back in college too. Aiden is getting very tall and talking so well – he is thriving. I started a new job in March working full time at a nice OB/GYN office as the sole nurse practitioner with 3 doctors, but I drive to Garland every day (that’s 1 hour each way every day). I am so grateful for the job even if the drive isn’t great. It gives me time to think and pray and sing, and just have some time alone. My job is definitely a ministry and I love it! Bill is still at Lockheed and doing well there. We are so thankful for jobs – they are scarce these days.
Here’s to warm water and sunny skies!

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Pictures to share!

I have finally taken a minute to post some things on my blog after a LOOOOONG absence. Here are some pictures of things that have been happening here. First of all, James graduated from the University of Arkansas in May with a BS in Business/Information Systems. He plans to go to work in Tokyo, Japan if all goes well. He is multilingual (Spanish, German and Japanese). While I am not really excited about him being on the other side of the world, I am thrilled that he has completed his degree and has a bright future ahead of him.

Secondly, Emma graduated from high school a year early, and went to prom recently. I have posted some photos of her and Brent. She asked me to make her dress, and I had a great time designing and making it the way she envisioned.

Thirdly, Aiden will turn 2 on July 25, and we had some pictures made at a local park last Saturday. The photographer is a neighbor of ours, and she has sent 4 proofs so far. He is so adorable, if I must say so!  I just love him so much.

We have 8 people living in our home this summer, Bill, me, James, Brandon, Emma, Aiden, Danbi (our Korean student – very sweet girl), and sometimes Brent sleeping on the couch. We also have a friend or two staying over occasionally.  Fortunately my teaching load is lighter this summer so I am home a lot more to cook and work around the house. I still expect everyone to pitch in, but we are enjoying spending time together.

Here are some pictures I am sharing with you today…

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Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone who stops by a joyous Christmas and new year. I pray that the year ahead will be filled with God’s blessings and that we will become more like Christ each day.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and goodwill to all!

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I was Mary Travers for a Night!!!!

No lie, I got to sing with Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary, when he was at Barnes and Noble in Frisco a couple of weeks ago. He came to sign his new children’s book, Day is Done, and brought his guitar and sang with the audience too. He heard me singing, and asked me to come up and be Mary with him for Leavin’ on a Jet Plane. It was incredibly awesome, and touching too because Mary had died just 3 weeks prior to this evening. He even asked me to look at him while we were singing because that was what he and Mary always did. It was an amazing evening! I have a short video that was taken on a camera phone, but I also have pictures of me with Peter. He is such a kind, sweet person. He spent time with all the children that evening, reading and singing with them.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime event for me that I will never forget! I mean, I have been listening to PP&M my whole life!



Me with Peter Yarrow

I love hugs!

Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary


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