Hers's what's going on. Sarah and Jason are getting married and Sarah is graduating from ATM in May. We are busy planning a wedding. Fun. Can't wait to see it all come together!
Mike and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary in June. Amazing. I don't feel old enough to have been married that long.
I would say I'll post again soon, but probably not...
We don't have a very exciting life. Maybe it is so exciting that I never have time to update. Not sure which one.
Things around here are always hectic it seems. It is certainly not me! I thought when Sarah and Mark went off to college things would slow down considerably, but evidently it wasn't hectic because of them either! That only leaves one person to blame the crazy pace of our life on, but I'll leave that to everyone else to figure out. It's not really his fault, I guess, being an elder and a chief of police and a dad and husband is quite a plateful for anyone to keep up with. Add to that teaching out of state several times a year and at Sam Houston several more times a year and you have our life! I am so lucky to be able to stay home so at least I can be free to do what ever comes next.
The kids are both in summer school and working this summer. We did manage to have a mini vacation all together at the beginning of summer. We started off with a visit to a great new steakhouse in Austin called Fogo de Chao. It was great food and a very intertaining place to go on top of that. Then on to San Antonio and Sea World. We came home through Burnet on a Sunday and worshiped with the church there and got to see many old friends and loved ones. It was a short but great trip. Mike and I are hoping to take another short trip, but it may have to wait till September. that is the first month that is not booked pretty solid. Maybe a long weekend on the motorcycle can be worked in before that!
We got new carpet down in our bedroom. What a pain! It did cause us to have to clean out all closets etc. That was a good thing, but sure a lot of work. It is amazing how much stuff is in one room. Especially when you have to move it all to other rooms for a couple of days. Glad it is done, and it looks really nice.
We will celebrate our 28th anniversary the 28th of this month! It seems like just yesterday. I really don't feel old enough to have been married that long. We are planning on helping the Jenkins celebrate their 60th on Saturday, so I guess we are really just starting out!
Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. I'll post again in about 6 months!
Thanks to sarah for her posting efforts on my behalf.
We had a great Thanksgiving. We had planned to be out of town and bypass surgery (of a friend) stopped that, so we just stayed around here and I cooked. It was a really nice, low key day with all four of us together. That doesn't happen much any more. Usually if we are all together we are rushing here and there and really busy. Sarah (who is now an AGGIE) and Mark were here the whole weekend and we had a lot of fun with them.
As mentioned above Sarah found out she was accepted to A&M right before she came home for the holiday. We are so proud of her. She is excited about going to school, maybe for the first time in her life!
Mark had mri on both knees yesterday. He still has trouble with both of them. We are really hoping for a solution for him soon. He tries to have a good attitude about it, but I know it is frustrating.
In more fun news...I got my xmas present early. It is a long story, but let's just say Mark destroyed yet another phone, and since Mike was going to surprise me with an iphone, I got it early so Mark could have my old one. (I later realized that sarah had one he could have used - DUH -) But anyway, I got mine yesterday. It is possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen. It is also easier to use than most phones...surprising. I'm not the best with electronics, but this is even easy for me.
This is pretty long. I should be good for at least a few months.
Hi Everyone! This is Sarah posting for her mom who NEVER posts. So I have decided to update everyone.
Mom and Dad have been busy with work, church, and doing all kinds of fun things now that the kids are gone. They like to go to fancy restaurants to eat with their friends and throw fun parties every night. They are also still enjoying their motorcycle, new jeep, AND new Durango. Oh, and the new television and furniture. (Dad says they can have nice things now that Mark isn't around to break everything.) They like to stay up late and sleep in while their children slave away at college getting their education and earning money at their jobs.
For Thanksgiving we all stayed home together and had a delicious meal. Mark and Sarah said they would be arriving at around 10 but got here at 7:30! They left at 5:45! So we spent all day together watching movies and relaxing. It was a really fun day!
The rest of the weekend together is sure to be just as fun!
Have a Great Day!Be sure and remind me to post... i seem to forget! ;)
coming up next week. Mike will be doing some training and I am planning on going along with him. We will leave Monday for Odessa, where he will teach on Tuesday. Then Wednesday we will strike out for Huntsville where he will teach on Thurs. Thursday we will swing by Benchley and pick Mark up and bring him back here. He will have yet another knee surgery on Friday. We'll bring him home (to Benchley) on Sunday, and hopefully he will be able to pick up with class on Monday. I will stay a couple of days to make sure he is on the mend. Sarah and Sherri have said they will help him getting to and from class until he is able to drive....hopefully that won't take too long. Hopefully three times is the charm!