Monday, May 23, 2011

Seriously?! It's been that long since I've posted?! I about died when I saw Brody's confirmation pictures up. That was a month ago!! All I can say is...schew. My month of May is always so crazy busy. Dance, track, confirmation, dance, track, trips to each kids classes for end of the year awards and reading of poems, more track, more dance...then it all just comes to a screeching halt. And summer is here. I have to tell you, I am glad but the transition is a hard one for me. It takes me a few weeks to get into a whole new schedule. But I eventually do. And it eventually works out. I am hoping my appointment book starts to fill up soon. I worry every year at this time. I have learned that all I can do is my best. It may not please everyone, but my best is all I can do. And eventually the phone will start ringing, the books will fill up and my worries will be set aside.

What does my summer entail? Today it started with me planting seeds...onions, peppers, herbs and lettuce. In pots. I have so many big pots and decided this year I was going to try and do this veggie thing. I have no idea what I am doing and will be totally in shock if anything decided to poke their heads thru the dirt. We also started a landscaping project which involved borrowing a friends 4-wheeler in hopes it would pick up the thousands of pounds of rock we have in the backyard. After 2 hours and a sunburned head, my poor hubby gave in to the fact the 4-wheeler wasn't working. Just wasn't strong enough to move all that rock. So...there it sits. Little piles of rock everywhere, tarp ripped's not a pretty sight. We have this vision of planting more grass, pouring more concrete and my hubby building me a permanent gazebo (the last 2 have been destroyed in wind storms) But now its finding someone with a bigger rig that can move the rock. Until then, my hubby had this grand idea that Brody and I could shovel rock into buckets and move it. Um, okay. I agree only because I know how hard he works for us at his job and he can't do it all at night. So, I started that today too. Do you have any idea how hard of work that is? I think I may grow muscles in places I never knew I had muscles. I don't mind the work just seems endless. Please God let the Bobcat come our way soon!!!

Summer is here. Let the fun begin!! So glad I got back on here and updated...I bet you were getting tired of those pictures. Time sure flies when you're having fun...

Brody's confirmation verses that he chose: 1 Corinthians 9:25 and Psalm 55:16-17

Monday, May 02, 2011

Milestone #14,551...confirmation day. I really believe I was the only one who was teary-eyed during this service. Not sure why...maybe watching my son stating his faith and understanding what his faith means to him...maybe it was the surprise visit from my dad who wasn't sure he would be feeling up to coming but could...maybe it was seeing the looks on the kids faces when they saw grandpa...maybe it was realizing this is another event that brings me back to the reality of my son growing up...maybe it was the Bible verse Brody picked as his confirmation verse...maybe it was witnessing Jesus Christ working in his life, just like I pray for everyday.

Whatever it was, it was such a beautiful day. For Brody and for the other 15 kids he has spent every Wednesday night with for the last 3 years. Congratulations to them all and God bless each one of them.