Saturday, August 23, 2008

First Day of School

Zack had his first day of school a few days ago (I'm a little slow on the post) He was so excited; he packed his backpack about one hundred times and sharpened a pack of 120 pencils in one sitting! (now that's some serious dedication!) We took advantage of all the school supply sales and bought a bunch of 'on hand' supplies. So, the morning of... I walked him into the building all the while he was telling me, "Mom, ok, I know what I'm doing, you can leave now" I just laughed and told him that I wanted to come in to see his classroom and teacher. He kept insisting that I leave because he didn't want everyone "to see me". LOL. The kid is already embarrassed of his mom and he's only 5! I remember being so proud of my mom whenever she came to school or when I saw her at the book fair.. guess it's different with boys. Jed claims that he never wanted his mom to come around either. Anyway, I continued to walk him in, much to his dismay, and as soon as we got in he whispered, "Mom, where do I put my backpack?" I said, "I don't know, let's ask your teacher" He said, "Mom, be quiet, she can hear you.." He was so embarrassed that he didn't know what to do. Pride at such an early age. He then proceeded to lift his backpack off his shoulder, all the while proclaiming (in a loud voice) "Oh man, this is soooo heavy" I couldn't help it, I started laughing.. he was trying to impress everyone. Well, that's my experience with my first kid entering kindergarten.. no tears, just shear embarrassment on his part and complete enthusiasm on mine. I was so excited to see him go... ALL DAY!! Now it's just Carson and I at home for those 6 1/2 hours every day!

Friday, August 22, 2008

What's with everyone getting hurt??

It seems like there has been a lot of catastrophies lately... my father-in-law had a heart attack today (on one of the biggest catering days of the year, might I add). He admitted himself to the E.R. and didn't tell anyone except his 'driver' whom he swore to secrecy. He didn't want anyone to worry about him and he wanted the jobs to get done on time. In Jack's world, there is no time to waste. Needless to say, it was a long day of anticipation as the results unfolded; the cardiovascular surgeon said, "It's amazing that he's even alive". His heart arteries were 99% blocked and that's what was causing the heart attacks. After emergency surgery and a lot of stints later we are so relieved that he's ok. There is definitely someone up above who wants him to be here a while longer; and I know Jack will make the most of it.

Christian & Stephanie

I felt it appropriate to add their 'donation icon' to my blog... it's on the left side. Most of you have probably already heard about Stephanie (Clark) and her husband Christian.... they were in a terrible airplane accident one week ago. They are both in critical condition with burns consuming most of their bodies. Their four kids are being taken care of by family in Utah. For more information, you can read Stephanie's sister's blog at: She updates it almost everyday.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Baby Emmy

Life has been pretty crazy around here, I haven't had much time to blog, BUT I was excited to share with everyone that I got to babysit baby Emmy today (and Kate, but she's old news - ha ha) for a little while so Britt could take Allyssa to the doctor. Carson doesn't like her much, he must feel a little 'threatened' when I hold her. Zack is surprisingly really good with her; he loves her. Kate likes her for only a few minutes then she's done. Zack starts school soon.. the big kindergarten and he's GOING ALL DAY!! 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM. YEE HAW! I'm so excited! I might actually be able to accomplish something during the day. I'll have more time to work and take care of church stuff and MAYBE (if I'm lucky) I can even exercise ;)