Thursday, May 19, 2011

Another eventful month has come along. First of all, I can't believe this weather! It is nearly June, and I am still running my heater! I want to pull out the tank tops (kids, not mine) shorts and flip flops (Hillie calls them low-bots). Enough already, really.

A couple of weeks ago I found out that my only living grandparent (my dad's mom) past away at 90 years old. It wasnt too difficult for me, seeing how I have talked and seen her twice in the past 18 years. She was a very angry person and so I hope she has found some peace now. My parents invited Ian and I to drive down with them to Southern California to attend the funneral, which just happened to be mother's day. I had difficulties in trying to arrange child care (Micah works nights) so I brought Elsa and Livy along to make it a little easier for Micah and myself. We stopped in Las Vegas and picked up our eldest sister Tammie and we were off. It was great to see our extended family (its been a long time). All of my brothers came (no spouses) and that too was great to all be together as siblings. It was Mother's day when we arrived in California and my dad took us all out to eat to this place called, "King's Hawaiian" It was so good and fun to try something different. During the whole trip I was pleased with how well behaved Elsa and Livy were. They were the only children around and they were so good, I know there presence was appreciated for alot of people who were there, myself included.

A few days after we got back from CA, it was Ilene's wedding day. It was very small and casual and very "low key" She asked the nieces to be flower girls and they were very excited for the job. I am glad she has found someone who will make her happy.

My older brother Josh and his wife Sarah and their two children came from Reno to come to the wedding. They also wanted to bless their 3 month old daughter, Hope. On Sunday we had the blessing at my home and a luncheon immediately after. I like being able to host these kind of family events but for me personally, it wears me out. Josh and his family planned to leave Monday morning, but decided that we should do one last outing and so we went with the kids to the Living aquarium. Reno has nothing that is kid friendly and so I knew that they would enjoy it. Unfortunately we came at the exact moment that 5 school buses pulled up and apparently, it was 3 school's field trip! That was exhausting trying to speak over all those kids not to mention, trying to keep track of my own in the sea of children.

So yes, a funneral, wedding, and baby blessing within 1 week.

For the best news...Micah started his new job this week!!! I am now a stay-at-home mom! I can't believe it, It has been so nice to finally spend the time that I want with my kids and to have Micah home every night has been awesome. He has been in training all week and goes out on the road Monday. I know he will do great. I feel that we are so blessed in our lives. Micah and I count our blessing every day for the marriage that we have and our sweet little children who are so amazing. I could't have picked a better life for myself.

Anticipating the Spring and of course, the Trampoline...

The Funneral

At my Grandma's house in Torrance

Ilene's wedding

Living Aquarium with my brother, Josh and our kids