Saturday, May 5, 2012

My, How Time Flies!!!

It seems like just yesterday when I was blogging all the time.  Then I turn around and it has been a year since I typed anything on here.  So here is an update on our kiddos...

Garret - turned 15 1/2 last month and is driving everywhere.  He freshman year of high school is coming to an end.  He has loved every minute of being on the high school golf team.  He earned medals at the golf tournaments.  I think he would love to become a professional golfer some day, but as a backup plans he is considering becoming an anesthesiologist... He will be transferring to a different high school starting his sophmore year and plans to be on their golf team also :0)  I think the biggest accomplishment that he has done this year is to complete his Eagle progject for Scouting.  He will be receiving his Eagle award next month.  I think this is quite a feat considering that Garret has post-concussion migraines and when he gets a migraine he looses his vision.  We have been to neuro-opthomologist and our next step over the summer will be migraine specialist...  Garret has sprouted up and is over 5'6" now and actually got asked to the senior prom.  The girl was so upset when she found out he was a freshman and not allowed to go to prom :0) but I know the dating scene will be starting soon and we will have our hands full keeping the girls away...LOL

Kerri - turned 18 this year and is graduating in 2 weeks... I can't believe it!!!  She is working at a Tropical Shaved Ice for the summer and LOVES it!!!  She has a summer job all through college :0)  assuming she comes home for the summers...LOL  Kerri was accepted to all 4 colleges she applied for and chose OSU to attend to get a degree in Bio-Organic Chemistry.  She plans on becoming a pediatric thoracic surgeon in 17 years...  Most of you know that Kerri has Victor Hearman (what she called her first hearing air), well this year she acquired Mary Lou.  She now has double hearing aids.  But doc assures us she is doing well and does not need a kockler implant at this time (maybe in years to come).  Most people do not even know she wears hearing aids!  What a blessing she is to our family!  She is a fabulous cook and I think we may starve when she moves to Stillwater :@).  She still babysits sometimes and loves the kids she has gotten close to over the last 4 years...  She has several very close friends and 3 of them will be her roommates at OSU this fall. Kerri will also be graduation from Seminary on the 15th and will be moving from Young Women's to the University Ward on May 20th...  Sniff, Sniff...  She has matured into a beautiful young lady and we are excited for this next chapter of her life to begin.

Ashley - is 21... MY DO I FEEL OLD!  Ashley had a wonderful year and yet it was a year filled with a lot of changes...  Ash was in Idaho for the first two years of college.  Last summer she found out that she was accepted to the Oklahoma teaching program here in Edmond.  So she called us up last August and told
us she was moving home.  I, of couse, was overjoyed... I was truly missing her.  She came home and started student teaching along with taking classes for her Junior year of college at UCO.  She just completed the year and will be a Senior in the fall.  The program lets her agree to teach at an under-privilaged or rural school and they pay off so much of her student loan each year she works there.  She will be a great History and German teacher.  Ashley recently got a job at a private day care center.  They like her so much there that they just offered her full time (she would have to take online classes) but turned down the offer as she will have to continue her student teaching this year.  She stays on the go most of the time and will be visiting family and friends for most of the summer.  I'm sure going to miss her :)

As for Dan and I... Well, we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this past October.  We took the kids with us along with my Twin and her family and went on a cruise.  Oh I wish we were going again this summer :0)  I will have to post pictures now that I am blogging again :0)

I have been dealing with my mom having cancer this past year and also now my younger sister has cancer.  I will post more on a different post about that... and Dan has been adjusting to his new job.  So many changes and yet as I reflect, I don't think I would have changed a thing :0)

We are loving life and each other and are so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father that watches over our family each day!

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