Friday, April 30, 2010

The Time has Come!!!!! Finally!!

Well, the time has come for Chuck to graduate!!! YEA!!!! Yes, we are very very excited! The actual date is May 8th. We can't believe he's actually almost finished. Of course looking back, time has flown by so fast. In the moments of stress, it seemed like school was never ending. We aren't done with the stress of school yet though. Don't forget about the little test called the BAR EXAM. He graduates on a Saturday and begins BAR study classes on Monday. Test time is July. Pray and keep your fingers crossed for him!! As far as a job goes, he has an offer here and in Washington. Yes, it's a touchy subject...I want to stay and he wants to go. Overall, I'm very proud of Chuck. He's worked hard for all of us and we are thankful.

We are nearing the end of another school year for the kids, and yes, they are ready. Kurtis has matured alot this year. Lets just say he's not faking not being able to read anymore. :) He does his homework if I make him, but does an outstanding job on all his book reports and projects. He still thinks school is boring though. Blake on the other hand, loves school. He's a great student and makes great grades. I can't believe he's going to finish Kindergarten already. When we moved here, Kurtis was entering first grade and Blake couldn't even go to Pre-K yet. Wow.

Jared and I have a great time together while the boys are at school. He misses them all day though. Yesterday, as we left the school parking lot, he said, "I love my boys". All three of them are quite close and we love that. It's wonderful to hear them pray for each other and see them growing together. Yes, we are terribly busy, but what else would we do? We would get bored if we didn't have 2-3 baseball games a week plus practices squeezed in there, too. Chuck and I sometimes have 2 games going and take turns at each game. It will be nice when Chuck isn't at school late and it won't be just me going back and forth to the games. Kurtis starts football conditioning here in a couple weeks. Then, the actual football season kicks off in July...practices and so forth. Blake is playing as well this year. How the heck Chuck and I are going to manage, I don't know. But still, we are all excited!! On top of everything else, we do have a very hyper puppy, Oliver. He's become a wonderful member of our family. We all love him so much. We weren't really "dog/animal" people before. I'm not sure what changed, but yes, sometimes, Oliver even sleeps in our bed. More and more, he sleeps only in his kennel, because for one, he's huge. Second, he doesn't want to lay at our feet. He jumps up on the bed and goes to the top and lays his head on my pillow in the middle of Chuck and I, lays on his back and snores very loud. I don't how it happened, but I picked a dog that acts just like my kids. :)

The Long Lost Blogging Days...

So, I know I have just fallen off the blogging wagon. But I am trying to get back on now. We are just so terribly busy. Here some pics of the kids and Easter weekend and other times as well.
we use raw noodles for whiskers and jared got a little carried away. we feared for his eyes when he took a bite!!
Making our Bucky Bunnies

Kurtis picking up his Grammie...yes, my mom.
Blake and Jared
My mom and Jared
My mom with Blythe and Jared
My dad with Blythe and Jared.
My dad and the boys. (looks like blake is squished)


Here are some pictures of Oliver and the kids. You will notice there are not any pics of Oliver with Blake. Blake loves Oliver, but is very cautious still. So he doesn't really snuggle with him. He was born Oct. 21, 2009. He turned 6 months old this month and is so huge! Though our lives reflect the movie Marley and Me quite often, we all love Oliver dearly.
As you can see, Oliver (Ollie) sleeps like a man.
He fits right in with everyone else!

Kurtis lovin' Ollie
Jared loves his puppy.
Sharing snack with Ollie