Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day and paricipating in a meme started over at rocks in my dryer ....

How long were your labors?
all three were hours and hours of unproductive contractions but I don't remember the exact hours.

How did you know you were in labor?
Cody was when my water broke on the worst day of an ice storm in 1983, 3 weeks late.
Katelyn was induced 2 weeks late.
Skylar was induced a week early after I threatened to borrow a gun and shoot Dr. Barrett unless she was born on my mother's birthday.

Where did you deliver?
Harris in Ft Worth for Cody.
Baylor Dallas for Katelyn.
ETMC Athens for Skylar.

are you kidding? absolutely!

Cody, finally!
Katelyn, no.
Skylar, yes.

Who delivered?
Cody, Dr. Rimmer.
Katelyn, Dr. Deborah Fuller.
Skylar, Dr. David Barrett.

If you want to play along with this meme, just cut and paste the questions into your own blog and leave me a comment.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Senior Lunch

I have been having such a hard time with Katelyn and this whole senior thing but today God showed me it will be okay. They get to leave for senior lunch and guess where they came? Yes! Our house. I am so happy and I know they will be back because they asked what we were having next week but I might need a second job to feed them! If you have any cheap, good lunch crowd recipes send them my way.

Monday, August 25, 2008

katelyn's last first day

Today is Katelyn's last first day in public school. I have this softball size lump in my throat. The years have flown by and I know this year will also. Katelyn started school in Mount Vernon where she knew all the teachers, so she was very comfortable going on her first day. On the way in she told me, "don't kiss me in front of everyone, they will think I am a baby." I wanted to curl up and cry. This precious, vivatious, honorable, young woman is one of God's greatest blessings in my life. I looked at her this morning and all I feel for myself is extreme gratitude that she has been in my life everyday and has allowed me to be so much a part of hers both physically and emotionally. Looking at her, I have such a sadness that her "dad" has chosen to be so distant from her. He doesn't have a clue how much he has missed and that truly saddens me. In his mind he justifies it by saying I took her away but those of you that know me know I never did that. He chose to take care of other things instead of his relationship with his children. In nine short months she will graduate and she has so many plans and dreams. I pray that they all come true for her and that her life is as happy as her existance has made me.

Also in the pictures above is our baby, Skylar, headed off to second grade. She wasn't nearly as excited to go as Katelyn. She will be fine, she just doesn't like changes and the whole new teacher and new school (Canton completely remodeled and expanded the elementary this summer) thing is alot for her to accept. The school looked fabulous and when I left her, she was doing okay but still a little nervous. I can't believe she will finish elementary this year and move to another campus. Canton Elementary has been wonderful for her and all of her teachers deserve a huge thank you for their part in her development. All my friends say, "I want this teacher and that teacher," but I can honestly say we have been blessed having Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Pierce. I prayed for God to provide the "right" teacher for Skylar and he has gone above and beyond with those two. I prayed the same prayer this year and I am positive that he has provided us with our perfect match in Mrs. Wilkerson. I look forward to watching their relationship develop and the lessons she will provide for Skylar.

So today we started another school year at our house, I am both excited and apprehensive. I know lots of you have stories about your first day this year, let me hear from you about them.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Can we hear it for the tropical storm?

Well, I'm not surprised but we have had to postpone our quickly planned vacation thanks to Tropical Storm Edouard. We were leaving this morning at 9 but what's the point if the entire drive we will be in pouring down rain and 50mph wind with more rain once we get there? The drive is going to be soooooooo much fun anyway with the girls in the back seat. She's touching me, she has my blanket, are we there yet? And of course Katelyn's "when and what are we going to eat?

We will be trying again early Wednesday so please cross your fingers.