Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here!

Hoooraaay for holidays! Nothing better than celebrating the end of prom season - 12 hour days for Tim, and the Memorial Weekend with your family. So glad to have mom, dad and Amber in town for a nice, long visit. It is overdue! The weekend is going to be fun, yet relaxing. Taking Lula to see her first baseball game tonight, look out Nutsy - we are coming for you! Also making Grandpa Ivan's famous BBQ sauce (our whole house smells like vinegar already), swimming at at BCC - and shopping, of course.

Thank you to all who have served and who are serving this great country. Your bravery and selflessness are beyond what most can imagine - we are grateful for your service.

Stay tuned for photos....AND the start of a new family blog with my mom and sister! It's going to be delicious!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Moms, Prom and CD-Rom

Happy Mother's Day! So for whatever reason, this holiday is one of the toughest to be away from home. I am thankful that Tim is not working today - he and Lula are taking such good care of me :) For anyone who isn't familiar with the formal wear industry - it is PROM season. Our friends and spouses are working crazy hours, 6 to 7 days a week. But it is all worth it; it is their "go-time" and it quite the rush for them....and exhausting.

For me, it's randomly appropriate that Mother's day is this weekend, as earlier in the week I had a dream with both of my grandmothers in it. My Grandma Ford was rocking my baby girl, she was so long on her petite lap - but Barb didn't mind a bit. Lula was asleep and Grandma just kept repositioning her, holding her close and rocking her. Not sure what spurred the dream - maybe it is my Kodak Pulse that rotates photos from the last 7 years :) Anyway, it was a blessing of a dream. I miss my grandparents so very much!

Which brings me to CD-Rom - Kodak Gallery has sold out to Shutterfly - gesh, now I have to go through and order CDs of all my photos of the past 8 years! They will transfer to Shutterfly, but I'm taking NO chances!

Again - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! To all of the wonderful and inspiring ladies in my life, both here and those that have gone on to heaven. Love you all! Being a mom is the absolute best thing that has ever happened to me, and I am truly blessed with some of the best examples one could hope for. Thank you Lula Claire, for making every day so special. I love you!