Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Nanna!

Today Rick's mom would have been 64. I made one of Rick's favorite casseroles for dinner and invited Ted over. I don't think it was one of Ted's favorites. Rick is still in South Dakota with Taylor and Jade. Taylor signed up for the draft today and visited a recruiting office. Rick was proud as they left. Taylor shook the men's hands and said, "It was nice to meet you, sir."
Jade got her drivers license today! She is pretty excited!
Abby and Emmy are playing dolls tonight, while Grandpa Ted is with Luke at Tiger Cubs. That should be interesting. It's Luke's first den meeting. Emily starts piano lessons tomorrow. So much excitement!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I Am Back

I am Back..............

It has been two months since I have blogged. I embarrassingly, read each of your summer blogs. Embaressed because, I so love reading yours, but Ashamed that my blog sat silent.

OK! We have had a fantastic summer, I am dripping with GREAT pictures, but the LC Centennial has really kept me busy this summer and NOW! It is a beautiful thing, but WOW!

Luke enjoyed each Thursday competing in his motocross at Hannagan Speedway. He finished 2nd place overall, even though he started half way through the summer. He is set and ready for next year with a new race bike and gear to rock the track. God gave mercy: so no falls were too harmful.

Abby could not get enough of her Alaska cousins this summer. They had a hard time saying goodbye, but the time spent was a true blessing. We love you girls. She rode her horse at Pa Pa & Hunny's any chance she got.

August brought Jansen family fun during a big event at our house and the Company Picnic. It gets better every year. Too much fun!

We have also been blessed with our friends from New Zealand and Costa Rica.
The cultural differences are the same and different. My kids are so privlaged to have the experience to live with the friends we have. Sad good bye to Claire and Family and not looking forward to the CR goodbyes.

I don't want to forget Emily.
She is so excited to start piano lessons this year. She has been reading really well and ready for 1st grade. She too, likes to ride horse.

Also: Rick is traveling to Sioux Falls right now and is bringing a car for Jade who turned 16 in May. She will be a licenced driver soon.
God speed to Rick who is currently in Wyoming, driving the Pontiac Grand Am that will soon be Jade's.

Taylor will be 18 on the 12th. A MAN! Rick is excited to spend time with Taylor and Jade. I am happy for them and wish I was there. Luke does too. He asks why Taylor's voice sounds different.

Ok, with any luck, I will include photos next time. I forgot how.

Oh and on a side note. I am still the assistant Development director, Alumni Coordinator, Silpada Jewelry sales girl, Mom, wife, friend, and have taken on year book advisor for the K-8 yearbook. And did I mention, it is the Centennial!

It is going to be a GREAT year!

Hugs to all and thanks for sharing your stories all summer!

Our family is celebrating God's Faithfullness this year at LC's Centennial!

God Bless You