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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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!
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!
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!
Here is a picture of my kids’ first day of school 5 years ago! Goes with the Gimme 5 theme! They sure have changed… I’ll post a recent one soon.
Hey! Thought I’d add this little meme tonight. It was fun! Thanks, Joyce for the idea.
5 Back-to-School memories!
1. New school supplies in my new bookbag (didn’t have a backpack in the 60’s and 70’s).
2. New school clothes – usually bought at Penneys via the catalog. I was oldest, so didn’t have hand-me-downs (lucky me).
3. Walking to school the first day and seeing friends, new teachers, and starting new adventures.
4. Walking with my sister to school in Baton Rouge and eating blackberries off the bushes along the way. One house had a BIG bush!
5. Deciding which boy I would have a crush on that year..he usually became apparent to me during the first few days. He would never know I liked him, and the feeling usually wasn’t mutual, but it was fun dreaming!
Now, post yours!
I haven’t posted in months, but I am still alive and kicking. We moved the older 2 boys into an apartment together up in Fayetteville, AR this weekend. It’s hard to have them gone again! The girl is starting her last year in high school and the grandbaby is staying with his other grandmother most days and me 1-2 days during the week. He is starting to try to walk now and says things we can understand! All is getting into a routine again, which was sorely needed. This summer has been particularly difficult with two totaled vehicles (fortunately, only one minor injury) and one dented car door on a brand new vehicle, then quitting night shift L&D work (I miss the delivery part, but not working nights!), then losing my new nurse practitioner job and starting a different job teaching at a university within one week. Life hands us surprises on a daily basis! We did get to vacation in Destin, FL and loved it! Got to visit a very old friend in Baton Rouge and eat some good Louisiana cooking while there too. Celebrated our 26th anniversary this month…still happily married. Just thought an update was in order. I’ll write a proper post again soon with photos!
Here’s to new beginnings and fresh starts…