Saturday, April 9, 2011


Our house is very busy as we prepare. We are hitting many milestones in the weeks to come with Andy. Don & I have made the effort to remain strong in our faith and leading by example to the boys. On Palm Sunday Andy will be Confirmed. I tell people this they just look at me and smile and say....Ohhh that's nice. Nice? He will standing up before God and the members of our congregation speaking for himself what we spoke for him on this baptism day. This will be the day he begins his own faith walk. Will he stumble? Yes. Will he doubt? Yes. Will we be there praying for him? YES! Will we continue to encourage him to base choices in life on his faith? YES! I am thankful that we live in a country where we are allowed to join with or friends and worship a God that is my rock. Monday we register Andy for High School! We pick his classes. We become tuition paying parents at the school Don teaches at. We will have a child at Lutheran Northwest for the next 9 years....sometimes 2 boys at a time. This terrifies me! Again it is time for my boy to fly....time for me to let go and stand by and watch him make choices that will shape his future. I will stand on the side and be there to help. He will need help. He will need his Mom. He will be happy in the path HE chooses, not me. Let go, Mom! Let him fly!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I am a lot late for the happy wish of a joyful new year to my friends & family. It is now April 2! SO very much has happened in 2011 so far. I make the attempt to recap by the month but I can barely remember what I ate for dinner yesterday,so here we go!!! I am at a I pulled out my calendar. January.....we enjoyed our time off together for break and no one was ready to go back to school and work. Andy played basketball....he was part of the team and made a few shots, but this is clearly not his sport. I went back to COLLEGE!! This was a sacrifice for our entire family and I have decided I will never return. Mike & Jake started playing Upwards basketball. It was Jake's 1st time on a real team. Let's just say....adults are SOOOOO rude. My baby had to hear grown Christian adults question his age & higher ability level. He had fun moving up to his brothers team, but will not play again next year. We started preparing our Science Fair projects.....of which 2 of my boys will never have to do again. (yes I am very happy) February.....This month was filled with nothing but basketball and school for all of us. Don turned 39 and we went out to dinner. :)
March.....Basketball is over!!!! I finished school, got all A's, am on the President's List, and have a perfect 4.0 GPA. I am very proud because this was the hardest 10 weeks for all of us. I have decided not to return, but now have enough Early Childhood credits to keep my job. So I will work until Don tells me I don't have to. HA! We are crazy busy with Confirmation prep for Andy. This is a family quest and I will be glad to see the day when he professes his faith. Love him! April....The year is 1/4 over...I took a math class to figure that out. This is the month we register Andy for High School. I am sick to my stomach. He will be Confirmed the 17th and we have family coming into town & I will begin my bitchy cleaning quest. I don't know why I bother cleaning like a mad one really cares do they?