Friday, April 30, 2010

Life Lessons

The month of April was busy, emotional, exhausting and awesome all at the same time!

I made an unscheduled week long trip down by my parents the first week in April. We found out my mom had broken her hip almost 4 weeks before and she had hip replacement surgery. She sat in intense pain for weeks and every time she was moved it was even worse. After the surgery and once she got into rehab, she has made quite a recovery and it won't be long before she is back home where she belongs. Didn't get much sleep during all this. Long days back and forth to the doctor and emergency room, then sitting in the surgical waiting room and ICU. Not conducive to relaxation.

My brand new car got hit by great big hail balls while on this same trip and was damaged quite extensively! Not once but TWICE! The car place has had it for a week now trying to get all the dings out of it.

In the same week we threw a baby shower for my son and daughter in law (Whit and Krissy) who are expecting their first baby in June. They are having a little girl Khatyana Rose-Katie for short. We figured as long as we were all there we might as well do as much damage as we could. My sister Paula, bless her heart, opened her house to all of us for the shower. They got a lot of really great stuff to get them started.

Then on Saturday night, we threw Carrin a bachelorette party. She is getting married June 25th and didn't want anything big and splashy. So we all got dressed up and went out to eat and have a few drinks. We ended up at a duelling piano bar which was totally awesome!

It's hard to believe so much happened in one week but in our family that's the way we roll! We may not see each other very often some times but when we're needed or there's a family emergency- we all pull together and are there for each other. We know we can count on the family to be there and have our back and that's all that matters.

Now my dad is having knee replacement surgery in June so we can do this all over again. Minus the hail damage at least!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Perfect 10

Wow, the end of 2009! Another year has come and gone and I ask myself what have I done?

Let me list the things that make this year a good one for me.

1. I am still breathing which means I am healthy.

2. I am still happily married- I can't speak for Hubbs but since he is

still here I would say he is too.

3. We added to our family this year in with a daughter in law, a

grandson and a son-in-law (wedding is June 2010).

4. We will have a new grandchild added in the new year, so our family

continues to grow.

5. I am still gainfully employed (at least for now) but if they catch me

blogging instead of working I might be looking for work soon.

6. Shared many great moments with our families

in Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska.

7. I have made new friendships that I am enjoying.

8. I love my old friends and am so blessed to have them in my life every day.

9. I have wonderful children and grand children that I love and who love me. What more could I ask for?

So there you are. 2009 was a great year for me and I am looking forward to 2010 as it can only get better!

Happy New Year everyone!