Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Tribute

It's been one year since you left this earth and I still can't believe you are gone. For some reason I've been more touched by your passing than any other. Maybe it's because you were so young, and your death was so sudden. Maybe it's because like me, you have a young family. Maybe it's because I hear Kerry talk about your adventures together and so I feel that I know you more than I really do. Regardless, I know I think of you quite often and I continually pray for your 3 beautiful boys, and your amazing wife. Rest in peace, Rick. We love you, and we miss you!

P.S. The music is for you, Rick. This song always makes me smile and think of you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tiny Town Video

Here it is! The kids had a blast!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Home from Colorado

What a trip! We had a great time visiting Kerry's cousin, Beth, and her 3 boys. It's been almost a year since her husband died, so we wanted to go and visit. We spent a week with her at her home in Aurora. It was a LOT of fun! We took our kids and her youngest for a day of running around. We went to Tiny Town and the Coors Brewery. We also took a nice drive through the mountains. We spent another day in Glenwood Springs with my friend, Karen, from college. We ate lunch, checked out the shops downtown, got some ice cream, went geocaching, and grilled out on her deck for supper. We also got to meet her boyfriend. We decided that he's a pretty nice guy!

Lenae said her favorite part was going to the lake and being on Beth's boat. She also helped the boys catch minnows. Ryan had a ball running up and down the shore helping me get tiny seashells. I rode a jet ski for the first time! I was pretty unsure of myself, but after a bit of getting used to it, I had a ball! Even managed to get a few jumps in. Woo-hoo...go me!

Unfortunately, I was not of sound mind when it came to bringing our camera along. We'd always be on the way to where ever and I'd realize that I left it behind. I did manage to remember it on our trip to Tiny Town. So I hope you enjoy the couple of photos from there. I think I'll try and upload the video as well.

Jeanne tagged me!

Instructions: These are the rules…. each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

1. I LOVE summer, but I also love when school starts up and I get a new class!

2. I have to make my bed each husband thinks I'm weird because of it.

3. My favorite holiday is Christmas - I love the decorations and the lights!

4.'s teaching me to be a little bit more adventurous. Although I still have a ways to go to get brave enough to do some of the harder terrain stuff.

5. Wasps...they scare the hell out of me!

6. I need to scrapbook a whole lot more than I do. I gotta make some goals in that area.

7. I'm afraid of dying while my kids are young. I want to see them grow up, and enjoy their lives as adults. Of course one day I want to meet any grandchildren they might bless me with.

I'd tag seven people....but I think everyone I know has been tagged!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Half way there!

I can't believe that we are already half way through summer vacation. *cry* It's gone extremely fast so far, and will now only seem to go faster! We are getting ready to head out to Colorado for about a week. When we return, I'll have a couple weeks of rest, a week of college classes, and then I'll be getting back to my classroom. It seems like it should still be weeks and weeks away though. However, come August, I'll really be excited to start the new year. I always am. Right now I keep thinking about how many days we have left. You know...the whole, "the glass is half empty" thing! Somebody tell me to think positive - like I usually do!

Hope you enjoy the photos! Two are of our return trip to Coronado Heights. This time I was prepared with the camera, but of course the batteries didn't last long. Oh well, I got a few shots anyway. One is of the picture of the kids that I *tried* to take for Kerry's Father's Day card. Of course the batteries acted up again. I got one taken, then they died; dead-er than a doornail. So...I ended up using a totally different picture. Oh well. The last photo is of Ryan being a ham. Gammy taught him how to make faces, and well, I'll let the photo speak for itself!