Saturday, January 7, 2017

First Quilt of 2017

On Thursday I finished my first quilt of the year. It's for a friend from Guam that will have a baby next month. 


And I'm already thinking of my next quilt...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Brutal Morning Coming

Tomorrow is gonna be brutal.  The kids have to go  back to school.  Bright and early.  Today Benjamin slept till after noon. Tomorrow it'll be 6:30am.

 Then there's Melissa. The last few days she has been in Atlanta with a church group. They were to be back around 9/10pm tonight...but then they had a flat tire.

Can a church trip happen without car trouble???  Apparently, not.

So...she'll be home around midnight.  She's already text asking if she can skip first hour of class..

Hm....yea...that would be a NO!  We are on what's called a 4 by 4 block schedule, so tomorrow the high school starts a whole new semester with new classes for everyone.  She needs to be there the first day of class to hear all the information about her new classes. She can take a nap after school.  She's young - she'll survive. Besides.....I'm not totally convinced my kids actually go to sleep before a decent time anyway.

And I'll be up early with my little duckies as well.  While I'm not going back to work until Monday, I doubt I'll go back to bed after the kids leaves. I rarely do.  But just might have to take a nap like Melissa!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Several of my friends have posted in facebook about how bad 2016 was for them. I knew some have had some very bad events in their life this past year. But for Drew & I & our kids??  

It was a good year. 

We saw William really settle into college and get his own summer job. Melissa is enjoying her senior year and is very excited to be accepted into the college program she desires and has already been awarded a few scholarships. Benjamin has continued to do well in school and has come into his own on the soccer field. All three have remained active in church groups and love Jesus. All of our parents are still doing well and we were able to spend time with them as well as other family. 

And a perk of the year?? No run ins with nuts and a trip to the ER. That's a huge win in my book!

We closed out the year playing games with our friends. Drew & I came home early because we like our sleep! But before we left, I got to spend time with my new guy. Melissa and I think he's the most adorable one around!