Saturday, December 21, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
I'm sorry I didn't call, for those of you who feel you warrant one (and there are quite a few), but I couldn't talk about it. Not yet. That was a terrifying experience, and I get too upset if I'm talking about it. So, after Melissa's incident the other day, this makes two. What's the wives tale about "things come in threes"? I hope not. That seems a little silly, but it's all too often right. So Katie and Eric, tell your kids to be more careful!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Then Bethany came home after school... I was on the back porch taking a break, eating my lunch, and she came outside with her snack, and we hung out for some time. We were just talking, and she had me help her study for her French quiz, and it was just ... wonderful. It was so relaxed, and we were enjoying spending time together (and she's really good at French)... I know that sounds kind of boring, but it was a wonderful, memorable mother/daughter moment. Relaxing in the sunshine, together.
And Josh was a HUGE help today. We ended up spending several hours pulling ivy out of the back yard; I started wanting a small spot to put my new firewood rack (away from the house), but we cleared quite a bit - and I wouldn't have gotten that far without him! OH - and say a prayer or just keep him in your thoughts, because Thursday he goes for his driving test! Watch out, Philly - there's an actual good driver about to take to the roads! (This area has the WORST drivers ever!)
So it was a really nice day, and I appreciated Cody picking up Josh tonight from class, and now I'm done. Seriously - I HATE that ivy, and it totally kicked my butt today.
Oh yeah! I almost forgot; here's a picture of our newest addition, Tyler! We adopted her for free, and Bethany is her 'mommy', but she is very lovable and social! We're very happy to have her! (And unlike Toffee, she isn't agoraphobic, but she sticks to the second and third floor, unless we're all hanging out downstairs. Then she'll come down and see us.)
Love to all...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Power Surge theme song
For starters, Hans now has braces. It's been a tough week for him, since they put rubber band spacers between his teeth for a week, and then yesterday the braces went on. And of course they had to redo one bracket that didn't attach, and he has these "turbo's" behind his 2 front teeth to help him adjust his overbite. But he still looks cute! (With new glasses, too).
Then this past weekend, we went river tubing on the Reading River. It was a beautiful day, but not overly hot - which meant the water was a little 'cool'! And I (of course) forgot to grab my waterproof camera from Boo (she's using it to make her movies), so we only have the pictures as we got in the water, but it was really relaxing. There were just enough spots where the river had baby rapids, to make the experience just a bit exciting...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Love to all!
(ps - Happy Anniversary, love! We miss you - everyone's asking about you, and we're waiting for you to come home!)
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Fourteen years ago, Bethany was born - a little early, and definitely little! She seemed such a fragile thing, except for her spirit. Going through all the danger of early labor, hospitalization, and a preemie, and it turns out she is a fighter. Bethany is such a strong, independent young lady... I hope she always remembers to ask for help when needed, and never stops being as creative and unique as she has become. And that's no little girl, anymore; I'm just lucky her feet are bigger than mine. So she can't borrow my shoes! I love you, Bethany - I am so proud of the woman you are becoming, and blessed to be a part of the process.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thank you, God, for watching over us and for helping me to FINALLY get this stupidly monumental task done. And, I think there was a method to it all, because we had to get the front windshield replaced. And because I have Harry Press Auto for a mechanic, I got a brand new - with heating element! - windshield for $220. WOW. When I looked into it years ago they wanted over $800! So once again God takes care of things, and I am super grateful. Have a successful day everyone; I'm trying to!
Love to all...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Most of all, I'm proud of her for going, and - more importantly - going with a positive attitude and open mind. But I'll let the pictures tell the story!
Love to all...
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Now if my stupid tooth would stop aching. Ah, thank God for Valium. And Vicodin. Whichever is working right now...
Love to all - and Happy Birthday Hans!
After the torrential downpour, the backyard looked better in the morning. THIS is a picture of 'better'. LOL. <sigh> I am super grateful that there was only a small wet area in the basement; without our water-proofing, it would have been a disaster!
Love to all...
Friday, June 7, 2013
Love to all - and stay dry and safe!