Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Theres no winding the clock back.....shes a big girl now

First day of second grade, you look beautiful Alexis and I am so proud of you!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Over the Top

I suprised Alexis and her best buddy with the Greatest Show on Earth,and what a show it was!! We had the best seats ever and every time the ring master stepped out of the ring he would speak to the girls or grab thier toes as he walked by!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hang on Loosely

As ya'll know my dad passed away last month, I just spent the last week or so in Wisconsin cleaning out his home and taking care of the business that needs to be taken care of when someone passes away, my mom passed away 10 years ago and I am the only child so the entire task fell to me. I had some incredible help with my husband and one of our employees, and Rhonda and her family-Thank You All. The hardest thing for me to grasp was after I loaded up the things I wanted to bring home, the few things that friends of my dad picked out and the things that sold in the garage sale, there still was a huge dumpster filled to overflowing of the things that my parents accumulated over the 30 years they were married. Now these were the things that were important to my parents-my moms owl collection-her knickknacks ect. I guess what I am trying to say is... the things that are so important to us..really probably wont be that important to our own children. Maybe we should hang on loosely to the material things in life because in the end... they just fill up a dumpster.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

5:30 am in the airport


If you are a people watcher, the airport at 5:30 in the morning is the place to be. You see it all, business people,family's, couples who you know are planning to join the mile high club.... you know who they are .

The most moving thing I saw this morning was a young Chinese couple with a 2-3 yr old little boy, this little one was a cute as can be and all over the place as little ones are. I watched him for a few minutes and then looked away...all of a sudden he was crying hysterically, the couple was gone and in their place was a stewardess doing her best to calm him. My first thought was ... what kind of parents would let such a small child fly alone. Turns out this little boy was from a very small poor village in china he was here in the states to have very delicate heart surgery and the young couple were taking care of him while he was in the states, and now he was on his way home to his parents-amazing isn't it? I am back in Wisconsin trying to take care of of my parents estate- what a job 30 years of stuff to decide to keep or not keep.

A huge Thanks to Rhonda/Amy and Mark for all your help I could not have gotten through this without ya'll

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lemonade Stand update

The girls set up the stand bright and early this am 8:00 am they got up at 5:30 am and wanted to set up then ... but I calmly asked them.... and I quote " ARE YA'LL ON DOPE?" NEEDLESS TO SAY the stand opened up later... they made an additional 16.25 - which brings the grand total to 21.75 now they are considering a garage sale for the next money making adventure.

Now if we do a debit and credit balance sheet it will look something like this...

2 containers of country time pink lemonade 1.78 each

2.00 in change I fronted them

1.69 for package of cups

2 trips to McDonalds for happy meals 3.69 each

1 poster broken off of a 4 poster bed ( jumping for joy on the bed for the above 21.75)

repair estimate 106.95

I have an invested stake of 128.96 - the pure excitement and joy the two girls experienced priceless~!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lemonade Stand

Alexis and her friend are running a lemonade stand they have had 4 customers and one even gave them a 5.00 bill. The excitement on their faces is incredible and it reminds me that even in my time of sadness that life is good and will go on.

I haven't said much about my dad passing away... sadly he and I had not spoke for over 4 years.... we both exchanged some ugly words and they were never taken back or apologized for. This is incredibly hard for me to live with as I am an only child and I loved both of my parents dearly. I moved here to Texas several months after my mom passed away, and luckily my dad did get to see Alexis a couple of times before we had words.My father was a hard man to please but everyone loved him. A thought ya'll please don't let hard feelings and words tear you away from the people you care about, you may find yourself unexpectedly in my shoes.

I do love you dad and am so sorry that we left things the way that we did, I hope you have found mom and are finally at peace.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sad News

I havent been blogging, my father passed away last friday night and have been back in Wisconsin, home in Texas now but will have to go back and forth at least 2 more times.