Saturday, June 11, 2005

Catch up time...

I haven't really posted too much lately, so I thought I would catch up a little here. It's been a pretty eventful week, as I did post before;

Wednesday was the award ceremony at school, for Tyler. We went in there with no idea of how many awards he was going to be presented. They kept it a secret until that night. Tyler came out of it with 2 awards, one in Math and the other in Reading. These were from the big MEAP tests that they have done at school. He got the awards for exceeding their set goals. (And of course got a celebratory ice cream after!) He will also be published in a book and online this coming fall for the Great Lakes Scholars. (As was my oldest 2 years ago.) I am very proud of both of them.

Thursday night we went to that "welcome home", for a friend of Brian's sister. That was a day that really brought lots into perspective for me. The boy was a 17 year-old cancer survivor, who now has one leg that is 3 inches shorter than the other, due to his cancer. They removed a large tumor from his upper leg, along with most of his bone. In order to make up for him losing such a large part of his leg, they had to take a bone from the lower leg and place it inside a cadaver bone, add a bunch of screws and pins...and viola, he can walk again. He's on crutches, but he's the picture of a near perfect 17 year-old boy. (He also performed with his band at this function, with songs he had written while in the hospital, during his treatment.) Yeah, break out the Kleenex, but it was really really nice.

Friday night was very nice hanging out with Peanutt and her gang. Dinner was great and the kids were in their performing glory. Yes, Peanutt has trained them to like Bon Jovi and they were wanting to perform their routines for an audience! It was great!

Today, we took a trip to the lake. On the way there, it poured several times and we weren't sure if we were headed out there for nothing, but it turned out well. It was raining when we got there. We drove around the lake and camping area for a while, to see if it would pass. It actually paid off, because we found a great campsite for future visits. By the time we were done doing that, most people had actually been pushed out by the rain and we pretty much had the lake to ourselves. When we started up the waverunners, the lake was like glass, and there was not a sould around! Of course, after a while people started showing up, but there weren't too many at all. It made for a really nice day! What is it about sun and the water that makes you so stinkin' tired though? By the time we left, I was bone weary and we came home and napped (at 8:30 pm, isn't that nice, just before bedtime?), before we even unloaded the truck or waverunners. We finally just got our tails up about an hour ago, to get that done (around 10:30 pm)! Let's see how well I sleep tonight! LOL

Well, I think I'm off to do more laundry. It's a never ending battle, but one that I just might win this weekend, if I work my ASS off! LOL

Night all and hope you are having a great weekend!

7 comments:

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Any post that mentions training people to like Bon Jovi is a good one.

jlybn123 said...

I knew you'd like that! LOL

jlybn123 said...

I knew you'd like that! LOL

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you had fun watching "bon Jovi"

was it 80's Jovi or 90's?

jlybn123 said...

I had a blast! LOL They are too cute.

Mellie Helen said...

Wow, busy weekend indeed! I was exhausted just reading it. But I'm glad you all had such a great time. Yay on your kids' successes!!!

Catwoman said...

Sounds like a really fun weekend.