Saturday, February 21, 2009


So as some of you may know we don't always post just happy things on our blogs. This is one of those type of posts. For those of you that don't know Branden ran away on Thurs. For some reason that I don't know yet he and his girlfriend ran away. They ended up at a friend of her dad's in Kingman, AZ. After talking to friends, working with the police, and her mother finally being able to get in her phone, we figured out where they were and made contact with the people they were with. They were safe and not running anymore. So Friday we went down with the intention of bringing Branden home. After a long drive to Hoover Dam he told me he wasn't ready to come home and wanted to stay for another three days. It was the hardest thing I ever did letting him stay but after talking to the lady that brought them to the dam I knew it was the best thing. Thank goodness for prayers that help us to know what to do. I know that I've been supported by great friends and all their prayers. The good news is that I'm picking him up tomorrow and he's coming home. I'm sure there will be a long road ahead of us with building back the trust that was lost but with love, understanding and the help of the Lord and lots of prayers it will all get better. Thank you all for your continued prayers and thoughts. It means so much to me and Branden even though he has no idea how many people out there care about him or how much. Please continue to pray.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Please tell me it will end......

I have about had it with winter and snow.....I HATE IT!!! Someone told me today that spring was only like 4 weeks away....I can't wait that long!!! I'm tired of wind, snow, slush, ice, slipping on ice, all of it!!!! I can't take it anymore!!!! Help I'm going into winter wonderland overload!!! Make it stop so I can get off the ride....LOL!!!

But seriously I am very much looking forward to spring. To wearing flip flops and capris, no jackets, and my house not being a refrigerator in the morning. And most of all not having to scrape windows or brush off the car. So if anyone has any ideas on how to make spring get her faster just let me know.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

This is for Sherrie......

OK so Sherrie leaves me comments on my Facebook page letting me know when I'm getting way, way, WAY behind on my blogging. OK, OK so she's right.....LOL!! Good thing I have her around to get me in gear on here. It's not that I don't mean to blog I just spend too much time on that darn Facebook. Let me explain my addiction to Facebook.

With Facebook I've been able to reconnect to over 50 of my friends from high school, make new friends, and keep in contact with friends I have now. I can also keep tabs on my kids and their friends and what is going on in their lives. (Not that I don't do that anyway but it's fun to have their friends say HI to me). So that's where I've been spending a lot of my time....I know I need to learn how to spread my time between Facebook and blogging.....and I'm trying. Thanks to Sherrie I'm now this one's for her.

So you may ask what I've been up to lately? Well I survived drill team season. The Talons took 2nd in Region and 4th in State. We also were awarded the "Best Sportsmanship" at State. Quite an honor considering it is voted on by their peers. That was an exciting award to get. I've also been extremely busy teaching. Starting a new school is no easy task and some days I don't know if I'm up to it but I keep plugging away. With 7 new students in my class at the start of this last term its been a lot but I love it. Also Jacob moved up into my class a couple weeks ago and is doing great. He's keeping up with the other kids and also showing some of them up with how hard he works in class. I wasn't sure if I would like having my own child in my class but he's awesome. He's making friends and the kids love him.

Of course I still have the usual taxi run in the evenings too with Talise in gymnastics and Kaitlyn performing at basketball games for Talons. And you know as difficult as it is sometimes I wouldn't trade it for the world. They grow up way too fast and I don't want to miss a minute of it. Good thing that Branden has his license though for those nights that are close to impossible. He's such an awesome help to me and such a wonderful young man.

Now you know where I've been and what I've been doing. I will try to do better but I can't promise anything....dang life!!! So till the next time Sherrie bugs I'm kidding...till next time....TTFN!!