Friday, February 18, 2011

No sleds necessary


Gone are the days of using sleds

enter snowboards

so that sledding with GIFT

becomes snowboarding instead.

Start facing one way and land facing another!

The weather this day was nearly 50, and we were surrounded by our wonderful friends from GIFT! The snow made a perfect cushion, and in our case slowed them down, which allowed the boys to work on their tricks w/o going too fast!

Thank you GIFT for a beautiful day of fellowship, feasting, and memory making!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One year ago today....

Seems the difficult days are coming closer and closer together as we draw closer to March 31st.

This is what happened 1 year ago today. One of the hardest days I've experienced in my life. Even during all of the time that I spent watching him...leave us...this was one of the worst.

I still can't use the 'd' word. In any form. Past present...doesn't matter, I can't do it. It's hard.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No words

I could try to come up with adjectives and witty comments. But I'll keep it brief, and just let these links do the talking.

We're part of something amazing at this school. I'm able to call it my former school, my children's school, and my place of employment. I've met life long friends, wonderful acquaintances and supportive colleagues.

It's a blessing.

Lincoln is the best.

(the second video is most important right around 15:40 where our principal is recognized for his amazing efforts at our school)

Not to mention the fact that one of my very dear friends has been recognized as volunteer of the year for the entire city of Rochester. It is a priviledge to call her my friend, and even more, she is like a big sister to me. She is amazing.

Honored to be apart of it all!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Birthdays and babies and bumbles oh my!

Since we last chatted, so much has gone on.

My baby turned 11. Crazy. Sad. Wonderful. Scary! He's amazing and charming and all things good. 11. Wow.

My grandmother turned 90. Crazy! I threw her a party. It was perfect!

Several of our friends and family had babies this month. They smell so good. They are tiny. They are beautiful. I still don't want another one! Test initiated, and passed thankyouverymuch!

I've been a little bit of a slacker with PPT this past month. I've missed a few things that I should have been on tip of, but they've been addressed and it's as if nothing happened. I'm better now. It seems that when things are slow, the less I get done. Now that we're back into a routine, and things have picked up again, I'm on top of it all again! Yay me!

Now, the next big thing. Benjamin's birthday. 13. Yikes!