Thursday, July 31, 2008


I found our digital camara yesterday!!! My apologies to Lynnea, who I repeatedly blamed for throwing it away. family reunion I'll be ready!!!

: )

PS - I'll be posting some pictures in the next little while. Some events you can expect to see:

  • Virginia Beach Youth Conference - Repelling and Tubing pics
  • My trip to South Carolina (This hasn't happened yet, but I'm leaving Saturday and I'm really excited!!!)
  • And of course, at least 1 recent picture of Lynnea

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Nightgowns

This is why I love having girls. I made them matching princess nightgowns!! It doesn't get much better than this!

Caitlin was so excited about sewing..she suggested we "sew all day"...which I confess, is how long it took me to make these. But her and Lizzie loved cutting up scraps of fabric and putting them in piles while I sewed. Caitlin even told me I was a good mom! We were commenting on how Lizzie is a good mom to her bear, and Caitlin says, "Mom, you're a good mom to us." How often does that happen??? So sewing all day was worth it!

This is usually how Lizzie falls asleep- she's figured out she's much more of a force to reckon with if she cries or whines or asks for stuff from under the bottom of the door- where it's MUCH louder!!!

We hope all is going well! Lani, thanks for the tips on getting Caitlin started with piano. With the heat, we're inside ALL DAY!! It's bad in most ways, but it's also a good opportunity to slow down and focus on indoor stuff- like the piano (and all we have is a keyboard- so that'll work for at least a few years!)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Goodbye, Rocky

I know there's not going be a whole lot of sympathy here (you're probably all thinking what Rod is- one down, one to go), but I'm updating you all anyway. Lately our cat Rocky's been pretty sickly, especially the last few days he's been really bad. He could hardly walk, it was sad to watch him. I actually prayed that if he was going to die, he'd die quickly because it was obvious he was in a lot of pain. That very day I put him outside and he was at the sliding door looking at me, then next time I looked he was gone. Now when it's 115 degrees outside, there's not a lot of options for a long-haired black cat. He wasn't there in the morning (he usually lies on the lawn and gets soaked by the sprinklers every morning) so I knew he wasn't coming back. I'm 99.9% sure he just left and passed away somewhere. Where, I have no clue, (I even drove around looking for cat roadkill, but now I think he was translated) but I assume Cali knows and that's why she's not too perturbed over the absence of her brother. I imagine she spent her night near him, comforting and grooming him in his last hours. Farewell to a unique and spunky cat, Rocky.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Our pics

Here's some pics from our trip! I really hardly took any pictures; I was relying on everyone else's digital cameras to stock my photo album. Thanks to Leticia for putting hers on photo share! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Back to the real world...

Hi everyone!!! It was so much fun visiting with you guys again! Now I'm back at my desk working, working, working....blah, blah, blah. ; ) I have a favor to ask all of you who brought camaras with you - please post and/or email out your pictures. I'm still in denial that Lynnea has permanently lost our camara, but everyday that passes makes me think more and more that she threw it in the trash. (She loves to throw things away!) Anyway, Adam really wants to see the pictures of our square dancing night, haha, and everything else. He was sad he didn't go.

By the way...did I tell you guys that I was recently called as the 1st Counselor in YW? If anyone has some ideas for fun activities and reactivation efforts please let me know!