Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Road worthy

Last month my taxi duties were cut in half (or so I thought) Bryan passed his road test and the 1984 Bronco we have been restoring is now road worthy, even though it has cost about double what we anticipated. I was thrilled to be able to catch an extra 30 minutes of sleep. That was until the parking Nazi at the school decided she couldn't be bothered issuing him a parking permit for the last month of school. Bryan pleaded with her, I called and tried, she won't budge. So there sits the Bronco with a "16-year-old boy insurance rate" being paid on it and no where to go. Luckily school will be out soon and he can park at the school this summer for his early morning workouts.
It was a great father-son project and they logged many, many hours getting it just right.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Tough Week

Last week, was one of those life experiences you never want to happen. One of Bryan's friends at 17 years old decided life wasn't worth living and ended his life violently. I think everyone who ever knew this only child and his single mother just cringes in pain. Senseless. Bryan attended the funeral by himself, he didn't want his blubbering Mom with him I guess, I am sure I would not have been able to hold it together, I was already in a melancholy mood since my sister's birthday was the day before the funeral.

I was so touched to hear about all the young men who came to comfort their friend's poor mother, they all really stepped up and tried to help her through this. Not an ordinary scenario for boys on the verge of careless Summertime days. A true life-changing event in their lives.

Rest in Peace, Connor.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Tradition

Mother's Day 2006

Mother's Day 2010
Camping out on Mother's Day has become a tradition for us , the weather is always crisp and it is a nice time to spend unplugged with the kids. I came across this picture from 4 years ago and am marvelling at what a fine young man my son has become, he has grown a few inches along our journey together too, no I am not getting shorter! Hopefully he will always take time out of his busy life for dear ole' Mom.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Girl Power

I am so crazy about my nieces! I had a great visit this weekend with them and was so impressed with their joy for life! They are beautiful and smart, Elizabeth is an amazing reader, and very thoughtful, Emelia (the younger one) is the life of the party! It was so fun to have girl time and fuss over our hair and dresses. Love you girls and can't wait to see you develop into young ladies.