Have an awesome day!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Have an awesome day!
The reason I titled this Poor Bethmom is because I leave today for Monterey, California...by myself. Ronnie is in Minnesota. That means that my mom is keeping all three kids for the weekend. Poor Bethmom.
Veronica has softball practice every afternoon. Hunter has Jazz Band practice at 7:15 on Thursday mornings. All three kids will have to be taken to school and then the boys will be picked up from our house in the afternoon. There is also church on Wednesday nights that they have asked to go to tonight. Poor Bethmom.
Thankfully there are some kids in my mom's neighborhood that the boys like to play with, and Veronica is staying with a friend Friday night and possibly Saturday night. Hunter likes to stay up and watch movies or sports with Walt. The boys packed a game station to have for the weekend. They also took skateboards and Hunter's ripstick with them. They should be able to stay busy and not drive mom and Walt crazy.
I am going to go and enjoy my time with English, my mother-in-law, Jan, and uncle-in-law, John. John and Jan are driving up from Southern California. It should be a great weekend.
Maybe Ronnie will post some while I am gone. I am sure that everyone would like to hear from him, too.
Have a great weekend!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Well as you know from the last two posts Ronnie left for Minnesota on Wednesday. After waking up on Thursday morning to make the rest of the treck he was delayed due to another ice storm. It was pretty trecherous outside and they were telling people not to drive unless it was urgent. So Ronnie didn't get to leave Bowling Green until around 5:30 p.m.
From Bowling Green to Indianapolis usually takes us about 4 hours. It took Ronnie about 7 to 7 1/2 hours to get there due to the road conditions. He fianlly pulled over and got a hotel room for the night. He got up again on Friday morning and hit the road. He made it to Rochester just in time to grab some clothes, shove them into a duffle bag and jump on a charter bus headed for Duluth. Ronnie was doing worship for the singles ministry weekend retreat. He barely made it. I think that they even held the bus for him for about 30 minutes until he got there.
What a crazy trip. I am sure that he is worn out, but what a fun way to start his job. He will be playing music and maybe even doing a little skiing or snow boarding.
Have fun, Hunky, but please be careful. Although the insurance money is tempting I would much rather have you around.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
With all that said, my sad soul is heavy as I write this. As soon as I am done writing this, I am getting in my car and leaving to go back to Minnesota...for good. My family will not be joining me until after the end of the school year, which makes me sad. It never occurred to me just how much I will miss them. As I was dropping the boys off at school we each shared a moment, some hugs, and some special words. As Veronica was leaving for school with Ebby we exchanged hugs and special words. And, yes there were tears all around.
I love my family so much! I know we will communicate over the phone or through e-mail, but it is just not the same. There will be a void in my life until we are together in the same house again. Having each of them in my life every day makes it rich and meaningful.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday night I accidentally fell alseep on the couch. Ususally it's not an accident but this time it was. My parent's youngest child Cole is an early bird. He doesn't wake up early to get any worms, he wakes up early to play video games. Saturday he came down stairs at 6...a.m. As I told you before, I was asleep on the couch when Cole comes running down stairs and turns on the TV. He tries to get me to go up stairs, but I was out of it so I just laid there and tried to fall back asleep. No such luck. Eventually I get up, walk up the stairs, and fall on my bed. That was at 6:30.
9:30 rolls around and my dearest mother comes in and wakes me up. She reminds me that I have to go clean the softball field. Joy. The head coach says that the softball field is ours so we should take care of it. Woo. Anyway, I had already decided I was going to volunteer for the bathrooms because I know alot of girls that don't like cleaning bathrooms and such. I'm soooo glad I chose the bathrooms. Yes, it was nasty. Yes, it was a lot of work. Yes, the electricity didn't work, but we got finished at least an hour before any of the other girls. We had fun. We got wet and laughed at the nastiness. The only bad part was there wasn't any hose and i was on water duty. I had to carry big buckets of water. It was alright though.
When my mom picks me up we head over to Bethmom's house. Right after cleaning bathrooms, so you can bet I looked lovely. We headed over to Sheppard's, this store in Longs. Before I get to the trying on dresses, I'll describe my dishevelment, if that's a word. I had bleach and dirt on my sweatshirt, my chucks were orange from the clay, my jeans were filthy and my hair looked marvelous I'm sure. When we started looking for dresses it was crazy. There were so many dresses. I'm really picky so i felt bad for bethmom and mom because I kept telling them i didn't like any of the dresses they chose. We finally found that white one and I like it but I wasn't sure if it was THE one. So we put the dress on hold and drove to the mall to look some more. I found this really pretty white dress that was tight on the body and then flowed out at the knees. It was gorgeous. This girl saw me in it and wanted to try it on, so I let her. This girl looked great in it and was in love with the dress. I liked it but not as much as she did, so I let her have it. Bethmom thought I was crazy. Oh well. After that I didn't want to try on anymore dresses so we went back to Sheppard's and bought the dress. I was so exhausted I even turned down ICECREAM! I was delusional.
Well that was my Saturday. Fun, huh?
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I think that it is beautiful. The way I described it to someone this morning was that Veronica's dress is red carpet and the dresses that some of the other girls were trying on were stripper dresses. One girls had a dress on that was literally cut down to her belly button in the front. I don't mind a backless dress, but one that is so revealing in the front bothers me.
Veronica's dress was about 1 1/2 sizes to big and we are having it altered. I will post some more pictures when prom day arrives and she and her date are together.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
My first Valentine is spending the weekend in Las Vegas. Ronnie and his cousin, Scott, have talked about taking a vacation together for a couple of years now, and it finally worked out. The one thing that I could ring Scotts neck for is the time Ronnie left this morning. He had to be to the airport by 5:00 AM!!! They are going to a Ray Romano comedy show one night and I am not sure if they will be catching any other shows. They are staying at the Mirage. Ronnie's last day at both of his jobs here in South Carolina was yesterday. After returning from Las Vegas on Sunday he will head to Rochester, MN on Wedneday. Our family will be apart for about 4 months. Boo-hoo. It will be fine. The only really bad part is of course not seeing him every day, but he will also miss Veronica's games.
My second Valentine (I am going in age order) is English. She is busy studying for her exit exams. She has one exam a week for three weeks. She sounded a little stressed the last time I talked to her. By the way she talked it sounded as if her first exam went well. I can't wait to see her in 2 weeks. I fly out on February 27th to go to her graduation. Grandma Jan and Uncle John are also going to come up from southern Cali. for that same weekend. Should be a good time.
My third Valentine (remember this is in age order only) is Veronica. Miss Veronica is doing great with softball. She is practicing at second base for right now. I think that is a pretty good spot for someone never having played before. She is working hard. She was also invited to prom this year. Not too sure about this. Ronnie has met the boy and everything, but we have yet to tell her if she can go. Ronnie will let her know when he gets back on Sunday. Poor girl having to wait that long.
My forth Valentine is Hunter. He is doing really well. He is really excited about playing drums in the St. Patrick's parade in March. They won't be marching in the parade, but will be playing at the end of the street where everyone gathers for the day. They will play for 30-45 minutes and Hunter plays every song but one. I will video tape him playing and try to put it on here.
My fifth Valentine is Cole. Cole is just a mess. He makes us laugh most of the time, but boy can he be a stinker. Those baby blue eyes he has can't keep him from getting into trouble most of the time, but sometimes when he looks at me I can't help but think "Oh, what a cutie!" and then he gets away with what ever it was that he did. He is doing really good in school. Scored in the 95% on his national testing.
I am so blessed by so many people that surround me. I had a pretty rough week...worried a couple of people that I was losing it... but it made it better knowing that everyone loves me so very much.
I hope you have a wonderul Valentines Day.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Did you know....Frogs don't drink water? Bum, Bum, Bum!!!!
Here is Hunter and Cole with our neighbor Nora. She calls them "her boys". She loves for them to come over and hang out. Hunter and Cole will read stories to her and they both help walk their dog. It is really cute.
This is really one of the great things about living here. Although I really miss winter, Ronnie and the kids love the warm weather. Wearing shorts, playing out side all the time, riding skate boards and bikes, going to the beach in shorts and t-shirts...it really makes them all very happy. Therefore it makes me happy.
Well we hope you have a great night. We really hope that the storms that are raging through the south calm down a little bit before the reach here. We are ready for some serious storms tonight though.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Ronnie is in Rochester this weekend. I am sure that he will post something when he comes back. This weekend playing worship is Ronnie and his good buddies Mike Forde, Dan Howe and Ed Ro. When these guys get together I feel sorry for the worship leaders. They get silly. Ronnie can tell you about the mad skills that these guys have as musicians. Like who Mike Forde knows and has played guitar for in his past life before becoming a Prostodontist.
I am so proud of my daughters. Veronica for going out there and giving it all she had to make the softball team. She really worked hard and kept the complaing about hurting to a minimum. She has never played before...other than the basics in Phy. Ed. class. I am looking forward to going to the games. I will have to get the pom-poms, hat, face paint, and other game gear to wear to the games. Ok, I won't go that far, but I will get my game voice out and yell for her a lot. :)
I am also proud of English. She graduates from the language school portion of her military career on February 28th. She has stuck through it and done really well. Her finals are coming up over the next couple of weeks. Her teachers have told her that she will pass her exams (speaking, interpreting, and writing). She will then move on to some additional training and then her home base. Remember I can't tell you what she is going to be doing or she will have to kill us all.
Both of the girls can do some great things when they put their minds to it. I am so proud of them both!!
As a treat for both English and I, my dad is flying me out to Monterey so I can attend her graduation. I leave on the February 27th and come back on March 3rd. It will be a quick trip, but I will get to see my first born and also see Monterey. I haven't ever been to that part of California and I am very excited. I am hoping that we will get to spend the day in San Francisco that Saturday. It will be nice to see what English's life has been like for the past year and a half.
Thank you Walter-wee-winski for this great present! Also, thank you to my mom for keeping the other three kids while I am gone.
Have a good weekend peeps!