Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Keeping Busy

We are certainly staying busy. The end of the school year seems to bring it's own kind of chaos. It's like everything that wasn't scheduled before then gets crammed into the last two weeks of school.

We attended my niece Kate's graduation from the University of Texas.

I still can't believe she's old enough to have graduated from college!!

Addison had a soccer tournament in San Antonio (or more accurately, the far southwest side of San Antonio which made it about a two hour trek from our house.) She's always played in a defensive position, but this year she's been playing more midfield. Well, we look out at the field when the second game is getting ready to start and see this....

Addison was playing goalie! What?! She's only played once before and she was about 7 at the time. She played hard but they got two past her so she was pretty upset.

Regardless, they were pretty wiped out by the end of the two days.

Kirsten had her end of the year  Show Choir Banquet. This was the first year for the Show Choir program and she's glad that she participated. Here she is stealing my date for photo ops. (But aren't they cute?)

Even though it gets busy, it's nice to see them participate and enjoy some of the different things that are available to them.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Goodness

I hope all the Moms out there had a good Mother's Day.

I enjoyed mine.

Dax took me to the local coffee house where we had our coffee while we sat outside and watched all the people from out of town waiting for seats at one of the few restaurants in our small town, and chatted with one of the local people that we see most every Friday when we have breakfast. It was nice and relaxing, and I'm certainly not one to complain about anything that I find relaxing.

Once we finished our coffee and were all chatted out, we did a little shopping at some of the shops around the square. It was nice to go into them because they're usually closed when I go by in the mornings on my way to the office and closed again when I go by in the evenings on my way home.

Wyatt had spent the night with a friend and texted me that he was ready for me to come pick him up not long after we got home. When I opened the front door, I notice a snake that was about 3 feet long resting on the sidewalk, right up against the house. Gaaahhhh!!! I don't like snakes. Not even a little bit. I went and got Dax and he killed it and disposed of it for me. Always my hero! (And, yes, I know that there are 'good' snakes. And you should know that we have a fair amount of land and our neighbors have even more. We don't go out looking for snakes to kill. If they stay out away from the house they can live out their little lives any way they want. However, if they come up to the house, it's the end for them.) Even though Dax killed it, I still had the heebie-jeebies all night.

Once I got back with Wyatt, they gave me my Mother's Day gift. I asked for only one thing and I thought it was a simple request at that. All I wanted was a new colander. The plastic one I've had for 20 years is starting to fall apart. Why don't they make things to last anymore? Ha! I wanted an enameled one this time. You know, so it could last longer. Anyway, never send Dax to buy anything that should be simple. I did get a colander. It's like the Rolls Royce of colanders!! It's large, has metal legs that are coated with rubber so it won't slide around, and has sides that pull out so that it can fit across the sink. I had no idea they even made colanders like that......but I've got one!

I was going to cook dinner and was just getting things out to start it when Kirsten needed me to run to the store to make some copies for her, so I let Pizza Hut cook it. It all worked out great.

Dax didn't feel like I had been revered enough when the day came to a close and I think he was a little disappointed. But I try to tell him (although I don't think he believes me) that what matters most to me are the little things that happen all year. I don't want them to ever be stressed out about getting me a gift. It's not worth anybody feeling bad about. And there is not gift that could replace when they walk up to me and hug me for no reason, that they still want to sit in my bed and talk and watch movies, when I come home and somebody has done the dishes without even being asked, or that my 15-year-old son will still tell me that he loves me even when his friends are around. I'll take that any day!!!

But, now the relaxing is over. Since we're nearing the end of school, things always get crazier. This week is no exception. Tuesday morning the orthodontist, Wednesday the eye doctor, Thursday the Show Choir Banquet, Friday my niece Kate graduates from UT, and Saturday and Sunday a soccer tournament. Then we're back to Monday to start it all over again. I haven't even looked at much of what's going on next week because I'm afraid to know.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

It's a Tea Party

My oldest niece is getting married in June and the girls and I recently attended a wedding shower for her.

It was a tea party theme so we all had to don tea hats. Luckily I just happened to have a suitcase full of old hats sitting around.

Abigail, me and, Kirsten
 Sophie, Addison, Lexi (who just did Brave the Shave where she had her head shaved in order to raise money for childhood cancer research), Kirsten, Kate (the Bride), and Abigail

It was a good nice time and good for everybody to get together. We all seem to be busier as the kids have gotten older so don't see each other as often.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

If you're interested.....

I received a request to share the following information:

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