Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The State of the Union

As I look back on 2009 I am greatful for all we have.  Our oldest started High School this year and the transition was not difficult at all.  I am glad that he does not really drive a car, that would be scary, but it is fun to see him sit behind the wheel of this 4-wheeler! The smart, pretty one was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society and we are proud of her.  She made the volleyball and basketball team at her school again this year and is continuing to swim on the swim team.  In addition she plays in the school band and has kept the 1st chair clarinet spot so far (knock on wood).  She does not realize how smart and talented she is and she makes it all look so easy. Our youngest, the talker of the family, finished his second year on the football team and was proud to wear the green stripe (only the biggest boys get the green stripe). His position is offensive left tackle.  He plays the violin in the Orchestra at his school, but has informed us that he does not want to do that again next year.  I accentuate the word "that" because when he says it, he says it with disgust as if he is spitting out some bad tasting medicine. He also swims on the swim team and plays on a basketball team.  All in all, it has been a good year. We are thankful for our family, our friends, our home, our health and the fact we have a job!

Monday, February 1, 2010

What's been going on here!

If it weren't for nagging prodding relatives, you know who you are, then this blog would not be updated today. I am shamed into rejoining the world of blogging, since my long hiatus from this time consuming endeavor. Blogging wouldn't be so bad if I didn't take so long to do it. What inevitably happens is, I do my update and then check on all my blogging friends. That's what takes so long. Before you know it, the day has flown by, the laundry and dishes have piled up and then hubs comes home from work, looks around and says..."So, what have you been doing all day?"  "Paperwork", I say and smile.

The kids are growing and busy. We spent this past weekend at a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, All City Band rehersals(and a lunch break with friends) followed by a swim meet.  The pace never slows down and we all enjoy it like that.  Nite all!