Saturday, October 8, 2011

Where Past Meets Present Part V

May 2011 (I'll have to share the month of May in two much to share.)

May 8~ Mother's Day

My parents came to town so my Mom could spend Mother's Day with my beautiful Grandma. I wish I had a current picture to share of this remarkable woman. She is 98 years old. While My Mom was with her mom, Ron took me, the kiddos and my Dad out for a special Mother's Day lunch after Church. The weather was perfect. We had a wonderful time.

My Dad's birthday is May 9th~ after we all got settled after the Mother's day celebration~ we celebrated my Dad's birthday. (We also did a pre-birthday celebration for me. Our birthday's and Mother's Day are all squeezed together. If you have been following along or know know how we all do a group thing every year. I was tired and looked terrible on the pictures so I didn't include any of me; except this one with my Dad and his birthday pie.)

Lucey on her favorite spot...Papa's lap. And with a book...that's icing on the cake!

Princess Lucey took a swim in her new princess pool. She saw this at T*rget and tugged at Ron's heart a little and he caved in and bought it for her.

Lucey's Godmother, Renee, is so kind to pass to us her daughter's (adorable Emma) clothes. This little Gap skirt came from her so we did a little photo session so we could share how cute it works for Lucey. We get hand-me-downs from several friends and we are so grateful for the generosity.

May 13~ My Birthday.

Ron always does a little something special for me even though there is a pre-celebration many times with Mom and Dad and whoever else is visiting....he always makes me feel special on my birthday. He wants me to feel set a part. He wants me to feel treasured and I really do. He is such a good example to our children. They also are very good that way. I also know our Heavenly Father sets us a part and treasures us. Isn't that a wonderful feeling?

Ron ordered this cake from my favorite bakery~ Marigold's~ it's in a different town. I found out a few weeks ago that Adam and Andrew were on cake duty and went together to pick it up. Andrew was sharing that with me the other day as he was telling me how much he misses Adam. He loves his drives with Adam and the chats. Adam makes him feel very special. We all need that boost.

(This was one of those 1/2 I'm sliding towards that really big number...oh my!)

May 16th~ National Junior Honor Society Induction

Christian was inducted. We are so proud of him!

May 18th~ Piano Recital

The recital was held at the high school. Nothing Fancy but good practice for the students.



May 20th~ Lucey's last day with Carol, Speech Therapist.

Lucey has made so much progress with her speech. She has terrific receptive language...we are working with her pronunciation or, expressive language. Again~ her hearing aid works so very well for her. It truly makes a difference for Lucey. I just wish it stayed on her head, in the correct location. Lucey will have the surgery to implant it as soon as her skull is thick enough to do so.

Present: (I almost forgot) No more boxes on the main two floors. That makes me so very happy. Our basement has boxes we still need to go through. We are going through them so we can purge....our favorite word! We move again in less than 8 months. Wow! I am really going to miss this place.

We live in a historic Spanish revival. This is our entry way for now. I'll share more pictures of the house soon. I am going to research more history on the house. It really is neat but it also has many quirks. I love my neighbors and have plugged in so quickly. This place has been a real blessing. We head to Carlisle, Pennsylvania next....the United States Army War College. I have heard that the housing is quite small. I leave it at that. :-)


  1. LOVE Lucey's pool~ SO adorable! Happy birthday!!! Your house is gorgeous~ yes more pics. :) And can't believe you move again in 8 months. Wow!!! Blessings!

  2. The picture of Andrew playing the piano reminds me of my Ethan. :)
    And I ADORE that Gap skirt, it's so pretty ~ looks darling on your Lucey!!


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