Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy 35th Birthday Shannon

Every year I say the same old things on your are wonderful, so very special, such a joy, beautiful in every way...blah blah blah. Well it's all true!

But I thought I'd mix it up a little and tell a story about when you were Rylee's age.
We had put you in your big-girl bed and you fell fast asleep. We had company that night for dinner, Jim and Cindy. So when they went to leave we walked them downstairs. We lived in the same apartment in MN we do now. (I guess you can say we went full circle.) We left the upstairs door open to listen for you. Now your dad being a man...turned out the lights to save on the electric bill, I assume. I was already downstairs. We walked out to check out something in Jim's truck for a couple minutes. Then came back in. We could hear you crying! It turns out had woke up to go potty and were standing in the dark (pants still down) crying. You were so scared we left you that for the next two years everynight until you fell asleep you would say, over and over and over again, "are you there? Are you still there?" To this day I feel like a bad parent over that move! So take it to heart and don't wander off to far now that Rylee can get out of her bed!

Anyway, I can't believe it's been 30 some years since I've heard you ask..."are you still there?" But just in case you want to know...we are!

Can't wait until our Birthday Bash celebrations begin!
Happy 35th Birthday Dearest Daughter, Love Mom and Dad

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Not that anyone will read this since I never post anymore but I wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Friday, September 24, 2010

hello everyone

I never get to use a real computer and the I phone is frustrating. But if you need to get me a message friend me on facebook...I am always on there.
Loved catching up with you all.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back in the Sunshine State

Hello! In some ways it's nice to be back. In others NOT. But hey it is what it is. Looking forward to Rylee's 2nd Birthday soon. And John is visiting in October:)
Having fun on facebook!
On the I phone It's easier to read your blogs than comment...but I'm keeping up.
Take care...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ahh Home Sweet Home

Being home has been super busy. I haven't had time for friends or fun it seems. My first month home was a blur! Now Shannon and Rylee are here...double blur!

As soon as I hit the state my allergys started in & my knees acted up (using a cane again). The entire month of April it rained day and night, I only saw the sun twice. But May was much nicer and cool and sunny. We got the boat in the lake and have been on a couple pontoon rides. (Rylee liked it. Well she liked walking around the boat deck eating chips!)

Everything feels weird. I can't find anything in my own house. I keep forgetting to shut the side doors on my van 'cause the Florida ones are automatic. Super Value doesn't carry any of the items I buy at Publix. I figure once I just get used to living here I will be headed back to Florida. I can see why old people in Florida are confused. The older I get the more confusing it is to live in two places.

I am working this week for one of our gals who is enjoying a well needed vacation. Can't wait until Friday! LOL

It was nice catching up on some of your back blogs!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm baaack

Babysitting tonight so Mommy and Daddy can have an evening together before they lose their sitter. Rylee went down long ago so I am enjoying some computer time!
Been busy with Rylee and getting my last projects finished, cleaning and such. Preparing to go home. Only week to go...

It was fun catching up on your blogs. Have a great summer-I know I will.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hoppy Easter

The Easter Bunny is hopping the street to bring you happiness, good health and chocolate! (maybe a bottle of wine) Good Bunny!

Rylee decorated a cake today with pink peeps...she opened gifts from the easter bunny-read mama, daddy and me- mostly she was only interested in the bubble machine which didn't work! So I am off to find bubbles. The old fashioned kind.