Tuesday, May 31, 2005

promised prom pics

Here's my little princess and her boyfriend Mike.  If you look to the left you can see my world famous Hostas.  I will feature my lovely garden at a later date ... don't want to outshine the little belle of the ball.

Here's the girl waiting for Mike's grandpa to come and figure out what's wrong with the chariot (grandpa's corvette) seems lack of use made the battery go bad...too bad the girl will have to ride to the ball in the 2004 Caddy boo hoo!

After the graduation party and post prom....daughter is hungry and mom saves the day!!!


Monday, May 30, 2005

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial day folks.  This holiday reminds us of all those who died serving our country.  Some chose to remember their loved ones each everyone that have passed on.  My thoughts are prayers are with all of you who are missing someone today.

Usually we walk with our small Memorial day parade to the cemetary for the towns events.  This year though we had Jacob and Dakota here with us.  Yesterday Jeremy and Tracey had a picnic and we brought the boys home with us so their mom could have some fun too!  Their dad, Jeremy wanted them home early so we obliged and took them home at 9:30.  So we missed the parade which is a-ok because spending the time with grand babies sure does fill up the "baby" hole in my heart and arms.

The boys were great and with the exception of my arms being totally sore from holding a big 5 month old I am very happy today.  I did take more pictures at the picnic so I can post the lasted pictures of how big those boys are getting.  Can you tell I am a proud grandma???

Saturday, May 28, 2005

graduation photos!

As promised grad photos!  On the left Tim's dad and stepmom Peg.  On the right me and in the back is Mark.  And in the middle of course my big boy!  The kid comes home every spring and loses 50 pounds goes back to school and drinks too much beer and eats frat food and gains it all back!  He's been home 2 weeks and has lost 8 pounds already!!!  He starts his job June 6th...in the Engineering department of a Bearing company!  I am so proud of my PURDUE GRAD!!


ahhhh peace and quiet!

Finally!!  This week from you know where is over!  Wednesday I swore it was Friday and when Friday did come I was lost!

We are planning a nice quiet weekend filled with first hubby working today and me doing errands, cleaning and getting all our sleeping bags washed at the laundrymate.

We are going to hang out here and tomorrow go check out our camper, hopefully the moth balls kept the mice out!  And it's big breakfast day at the club so biscuits and gravy here we come.

Jeremy is having a picnic so we will stop by there too.

AND he promised we could take Jacob and Dakota to the campground to fish on Monday.  So I am thrilled with that.


All I can say is 4 days and 2 hours left of this school year!!! I am working this summer but for only 4 hour days...plus summers are very very laid back!  whew!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I am so glad to be able to take a breath and be back ... missed you all!

Saturday, May 21, 2005

graduation party/prom/oh my!!

quick update!  this is such a nutty time of year!!  everybody please remember to drive safely, be good to yourself and take a deep breath ... a long bath helps too!

tonight is tim's graduation party, and my little princess's prom...so excited...

i have a lot to do...normal saturday stuff, but wanted to pause and say hi!

i'll post pictures after the big events!  love, rose

Monday, May 16, 2005

we're home

We're home and had a wonderful weekend!  I couldn't have been more proud of my son!  He was so handsome and awesome looking in his black gown.  I will post pictures as soon as I get them developed.

We stayed the weekend and the trip was wonderul we took the back roads and the 3 hour trip was wonderful!

I have to go back to work so much to do!

I'll write more later!  Happy Monday!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

wow it's wednesday

Wow it's Wednesday already.  I've been pretty busy.  School will be over soon and I am ready.  Things are really getting busy with prom, the play, my kid graduating next Saturday. Can you feel the pride??  I'll bring a camera to share my proud graduate"s moment.  We going on Friday night for a mini vacation.  I had a 1/2 day today, but I run more on the these days, I also ran some errands, cooked dinner, did some laundry...

Liz started her play tonight with opening night.  She in a play called Suessacial.  It's about Dr Suess of course.  She has a chorus part which means she's on every night.  I am going with Tina (Eric's girl friend) tomorrow night.  Fortunately Eric is coming home on Saturday to see friends so he can be here with Liz this weekend.  I trust her, but why give the kid a chance to be bad.  Besides she will be too busy.  Her play is on 2 times on Saturday.  We'll be home from Indiana on Sunday, after we pack the boy up and move him home or should I say his home.  He's going to share part of a house with his friend Bobby. Now Bobby is a great kid, but he"s very full of himself, he actually thinks he's Superman.  Tim balances him out.

Kid's grow up fast, but the nice thing is I have my time with Mark...and I can go visit the kids...ahhhhh adulthood...works for me.

Going to rest I pooped

Sunday, May 8, 2005

mother's day

I have had a very nice mother's day.  Liz wanted to make sure she spent time with me.  Isn't that thoughtful?  First we washed the dogs, which in itself is a chore, my big one is over 100 pounds and the little one is spaz.  But we did it outside becuaes it is plenty warm out.  She and I painted her dresser and then went for a drive.  She still doesn't have her license although she is driving much better.  I need to make sure I get her driving time in.  I 'd like to get her license by early summer.

Tim and Eric both called me.  Tim is done with school and we are going to his graduation this weekend.  My darling hubby teased me that I couldn't stay away from the computer that long!~! riiiiiiiight!

otherwise she and Mike are watching a movie and hubby is pouting upstairs.  He doesn't like it when Liz has Mike over, but it was always ok when his kids had girls over.  ah men such hypacrites.  oh well...I am enjoying my day ... that's my plan.

Happy momma's day all you with a mom, are a mom or hope to be one. 

Saturday, May 7, 2005

A night with Joel Osteen

Joel and Victoria wide at AnaheimLast night Mark and I went into Chicago to see Joel Osteen.  He is a minister from a very large church in Texas.  He's telecast is on every Sunday from his church called Lakewood Church.  Mark and I have gained so much from this messanger of God.  He is basically a down to earth man who Mark and I both relate to.  I have was so humbled to be there.  The spirit of God touched me and brought me to tears.  There were 17,000 people there for all walks of life...it was an awesome experience that I will never forget.  Nor will ever be the same.

I have been so blessed in my life and I need to start being a better person.  I get so caught up in the daily grind of life that I forget to stop and smell the Roses, to be happy, to appreciate my life as it is today.

Last night really reminded me to stay calm everyday...everyday to realize that God has a plan for my life.  This fast paced world spins so quickly ... we all try to do the best we can.  Hopefully that's enough.  For me it's not, I must do more.  And I will.

I am now going to enjoy my Saturday...it involves chores, but I am happy to be alive, and for that I am grateful.


Have a wonderful day all....love you to ROSE!

Thursday, May 5, 2005

it's thursday already!

Quick update, my biopsy was negative, no cancer, no precancer.  I am very happy and Mark is very relieved.

It's a very busy time now for us.  Tomorrow night we are going to see Joel Oesteen from Lakewood church he has a huge service every Sunday on TV.  I look forward to a big huge recharge. 

But now it's time to relax.  Thanks again for all the prayers.



Monday, May 2, 2005

this 'n that

Happy May!  I am doing alright.  I took today off.  My lovely hubby reminded me that I need to take care of myself plus my surgery was on my right side and that is the arm I use to open my bus service door...so I am home. 

We did go to an anniversary party on Saturday night.  It was for Matt's fiancee' s parents 25th.  It was at a pizza place so it was very low key.  I was very tired yesterday though so I guess I did over do. But I rested up yesterday and I have today to continue on my recovery.  The party was nice.  The two daughters gave the parents a trip to Hawaii.  The mom had been crying all weekend anyway because my stepson and their daughter had finally moved out into their brand new house (only about 3 blocks away.) and she was crying about that...now this suprise party.  I thought that might throw her over the edge.  I would love a trip with my hubby and I am enjoying having my kids move out.  But she only has 2 and it's her last one.  I probably will cry when Liz moves out.  It was so cute I little boy came up to me and said, "hey you're my bus driver!"  He was having pizza with his family and recognized me.  He had me meet his parents...it was too cute.

I finally got to take the bandage off and I didn't realize how big the incision was.  It's about an inch long at 11:00 on the breast dial if you're using a clock as a guide.  No wonder I have pain.  And I am not afraid to take pain meds.  I know not to abuse them.  Beside with my job, I cannot take any meds 8 hours before work.    I may not even go to work tomorrow either.  I'll see how I feel.  But I am sure I will be too bored to stay home and my kiddo's are probably thinking I left them for good. 

I am seeing the doctor again on Thursday and I get my test result Wednesday.  I glad I got all this over with.  Now I can enjoy my upcoming summer. 

Our schedules for summer routes should be coming out soon.  I would love to get a part time route, work for 4 hours and have the summer afternoon off.  Liz went to Walgreens yesterday for an interview.  The only concern the manager had was her involvement with Drama Club.  He will let her know this week.  She has a big trip coming up next year to Disney World for show choir.  And I need her to help contribute.  She needs to work anyway otherwise she spends her whole life on the computer.  (LIKE ME).  Her boyfriend will be working this summer too...he's such a great example.

Ok enough babbling for one session.  take care all