Archive for February, 2009

We Survived!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Shelby by the moon bounceThe weekend party of the 13 year old…has come and gone. Luckily only half of the invitees came.  Which is good because she invited about 25 kids! So you can imagine what we were thinking… “25 kids, seriously?”  We rented a moon bounce and that was a big hit with all the kids. It was a surprise for Shelby, she had been asking for one for several weeks and finally we found one to rent (I love craigslist!).  It was hard not to say anything all week. She kept asking, “what are we going to do?”  I had to keep making excuses and come up with other ideas for the party. We were happy that the moon bounce folks came early and was able to set it up while she was at Cheer practice. However… on her way home , she could see it from the backside of our  house, Surprise no more. Oh well, at least she was a happy camper when she arrived home. (more…)


Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Another milestone is coming up in our family. Shelby, my youngest, will be turning 13 this weekend. OMG I am thinking…I don’t think this has really sunken in yet, that she is growing up and is not just a little kid anymore. (She will always be my baby girl whether she likes it or not) From now until June, we will be experiencing many milestones. All good of course (at least we hope), but as a parent, they will be mixed with happy and sadness. Is there such thing as happy-sadness?  Would that be called Sappiness? Ha! (more…)

My (soon to be) in-laws coming to town

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

jack-and-sherry-and-familyMy future in-laws are coming to town next month (I love saying that!), and we can’t wait for them to get here. Last time they were in Texas was back in June 2007.  When they came, they met up with Jack’s daughters, Alyssa and Caitlin in Dallas and they all arrived together. It was a great visit . Too much time has passed and we are ready for to see them again. Unfortunately, only Jack’s parents are coming this time. We hope that Alyssa and Caitlin will be able to come and visit with us this summer.  At least it won’t be so hot in March – good deck building weather (hint, hint).