Blogging has taken a backseat to LIFE. Unfortunately, for our family and friends that means that pictures have been few and far between. I hope to get back to blogging soon. Here is a brief recap of our comings and going since the last blog update. Sorry for the delay.
Elizabeth (aka Lizzy) is now in 1st grade and loves the freedom that comes with no longer being in kindergarten. She excels at sports and is the first to volunteer to help out around the house. She is turning into a beautiful, kind, smart and loving young lady. Jay and I could not be more proud of her!
Emily is now in 2nd grade with her sights set on college. Everyday she talks about which university she wants to attend. So far she can't decide between UCLA, USC or Stanford and every once in a while she'll throw out Oregon or New York. In June she received the Principle's Award which is given to honor students for all around outstanding achievement. Her laugh is utterly contagious and there isn't a day that goes by that she doesn't bring a smile to our faces.
Jason is currently in the 2nd year of his two year MPA program at CSUN....the light is at the end of the tunnel! He was also selected to be on a special committee for the school district that requires him to go to monthly meetings. The recent passing of his Aunt Norma has required him to spend much of his spare time traveling back and forth to San Francisco, sometimes on a weekly basis. She was an amazing woman and we will miss her dearly. He is a wonderful father and husband, words can't describe how much I love him.
Christine. I have been working as an RN now for over a year and love every minute of it. Working night shift has required Jason and the kids to make a huge adjustment, but they have done so with love and understanding. In May I was awarded New Grad of the Year in Med/Surg. They had a very nice luncheon for us and Jason was able to attend with me. I feel so blessed everyday for my kids, my hubby, my job and all my wonderful friends and family.
Thanks for your patience with this blog. I hope to be able to add pictures and keep you posted with our family happenings very soon!!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Proudly walking down the isle for pre-k graduation!
Certificates, flowers and balloons before a special anything you want lunch with mom and dad (no little sisters allowed).
Saturday, July 11, 2009
We recently added a new member to our family, a beautiful 3 1/2 month old German Shorthaired Pointer. The girls have affectionately named him Jackson Butterfly. While nothing will ever replace the void we feel with the loss of Chief (our 9 year old Airedale Terrier that we lost over memorial day weekend), Jackson has certainly softened the blow. Its funny how much new puppies are like new babies, the only difference is a new baby doesn't run, jump or chew everything in sight.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
So, I took the girls with me to go get my haircut because Jason had to go into work. Since I always cut everyones hair at home this was there first time in a hair salon. THEY LOVED IT! The girl who cuts my hair let them sit up in the seat and gave them a little trim and style. Elizabeth asked for curls and Emily picked out a picture in a magazine that she wanted to look like (she picked the exact same style she already has). Needless to say, they felt very special and I'm sure convincing them that "a home haircut is just fine for them" will not be very easy in the future.
Lizzy is in her first class without her sister and loves it. Surprising out of all classes offered, she chose to take ballet. I don't know about you, but I had her pegged for a gymnastics/tumbling girls. After I took this picture outside of class, its obvious to me that ballet is the perfect fit for this little princess.
While Lizzy was in class Emily and I sat in the car together. Emily worked on her word search and I of course got in some much needed studying