Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My baby is 15!

Happy Birthday to D! He is growing up too fast, soon our home will be empty.  Fifteen years ago he arrived a little before we had expected, and things have never been the same.  He is growing up to be a fine young man. I am so proud of who he has become.  He is thoughtful, sensitive, funny, intelligent, kind, responsible, hard working, helpful, confident, huggable, and mischievous.  So glad he joined our family.  I love you D.
Good things:
1.  growing up
2.  fun kids
3.  families

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Called to Serve...


This girl has been called to serve a mission for  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Jacksonville, Florida mission!  So excited for the opportunity she has to share the gospel and her talents with those waiting for her.  She is going to be a great missionary, and will touch the lives of those she serves.  I can't wait for this adventure and am proud of her.  You will  be awesome Sister K!

On a side note, this conniving sister, would have kept this a secret until she received her mission call, but she needed some insurance information to fill out the application.  She told me on Mother's day when I asked, "anything I need to know about"  "I am going on a mission," she said in her sweet little voice.  So she finished her papers, did physicals, and dental, and met with her Bishop and Stake president one last time, and things were submitted. 

We hoped for her call to arrive on Wednesday.  Her roommates did.  We hoped again for Thursday, nope. We were sure it would arrive on Friday June 14, and it did...that was a long 3days of waiting.  Now we just have to get her ready to go.  She will enter the MTC on the same day as her cousin Challis who will be serving in Columbus Ohio.  B's cousin Austin will be serving in the Macon, Georgia mission which borders her mission.  About a third of her mission is in Georgia.

Congrats Sister K!

Good Things:
1.  Surprises
2.  Missions
3.  Opportunities for growth

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Night of Boxing

Davis is in blue gloves
  Truth be told, I am not a fan of boxing!  The nausea started about 3 in the afternoon.  I assumed it would subside right after his bout, which was the 2nd one, thank goodness.  However, it actually continued until after I got home.  I not only didn't  enjoy seeing my child in the ring, but all of the others as well.  I turned into Mama bear mode for all those kids.  And watching the girls was worse. 

But the good news is D took the fight with a TKO in the 3rd round.  There were 3 1 minute rounds with 1 minute rest in between.  I was really concerned after the first round, but he got serious after that.  I think the first round he may have been in shock.  I am proud of him in a weird sort of way, but really would prefer not to do it again.  My deep hope is that we are at the end of his boxing career.  But if he wants to do it again, I suppose I would support him, nausea and all!  It was good for him in the training sense, and I believe really pushed him to go beyond what he thought he could do.( I love that feeling) 

Good Things:
1.  bucket lists (that is a one time thing right?!)
2.  sense of accomplishment
3.  no permanent damage

Pat his personal boxing trainer
I just have to note, it was so difficult to get any picture during the fight.  Low light, with a spotlight, no flash, quick movement...nightmare!