Saturday, July 18, 2009

Good, scary, and sad news...

The good news is that my niece, Madison, came to visit us for a week from Texas. She is 13 and this was her first plane ride alone. We had a great time. We went to Jen's family reunion, shopping, the zoo, swimming, and to see Harry Potter at midnight! It was a lot of fun.

The scary news is that Bryce passed his Driver's Ed class and now holds a permit for driving. Stay off the roads. In all reality he is a good driver- but man it is hard to give up that control and not act afraid.

The sad- my Grandmother is not doing well- she is 98 and they took her to the ER yesterday where she has remained in the hospital with "failure to thrive." We took the kids to see her tonight and even Bryce got teary eyed. It is very hard to watch her so terrified and fighting all the nurses- when you hold her hand she digs her thumbnail into your skin so you will leave her alone and then she pinches you. On the surface it is funny to see her so ornery- but underneath all that is a terrified lady that I love so very much.

I have a sink in my kitchen- they put it in Friday. I am so happy. The kitchen is about put together- the construction crew has left us for 2 weeks- but things seem to be functional now. Bryce gets new carpet Monday and then we can put his room together and everyone should be settled into their new rooms.

We had a Mom deliver 9 beautiful puppies- so perfect and white- and then she ate 6 of them- yes I said ate them. Sick and wrong. I guess she will not be having anymore litters.

This is my Grandmother on Thursday with Madison and Taya

Jen Taya,(aka Scuba Steve) and Madison at The Outback

Making smores on the back porch the night before Madison left

Bryce with his permit- SCARY!

The whole group before Madison left


  1. Sorry to hear your grandmother's not doing so good. Sending positive thoughts x

  2. So sorry to hear about your grandma. It's always hard to see them sick. :(

    Wonderful, scary, freaky about Bryce! I bet he's happy. :)

  3. a PERMIT!!!!!!!!!!! Im off the Sorry its been a while, i have alot of reading to catch up, been so busy with the boys in our crazy home. Great pics BTW.

  4. Just wanted to pop in and say Hi. Im so behind on blogs I dont think I will ever get caught up. And Im feeling so yuck being sick and having posion oak. BLAH! But, just wanted to say hi and let you know Im thinking of you!