Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A Mix of Nothing

1) Happy birthday today to my baby brother, who is now 27 and many inches taller than me!!! Even though he and I never got along growing up, I am so happy that we are living in the same area now and can get together and enjoy each other, since we never did when we were kids!

2) Jake's first day of school I get a call from his teacher at 3:45pm wondering if I was coming to get Jake. He was convinced that we had agreed to meet at the flagpole after school. First of all, refer to previous blog about our walk to school. Secondly, I didn't even know there was a flag pole or where it was!!!

3) Vacation was wonderful! Although it was 100 degrees and 100% humidity, boating, swimming, etc. were great. It was much needed, as the last 7 months of life have been stressful. Thanks Nana and Papa for a wonderful 4 days! We're looking forward to next year. Funny story: Tyler decided he wasn't ready to go home, so he put 2 and 2 together and realized just b/c Jake was starting school didn't mean he was, so he offered to stay longer and he would just come home by himself later. :)

4) Monday night I called my 94 year old grandpa. He is not in good health and most don't think he will live to see his 95th birthday, which is in November. While I called initially out of respect for my dad and to make grandpa smile, I got off the phone in tears and never happier that I took the time to call, for me. It is weird saying goodbye, without really saying goodbye, knowing I may never talk to my grandpa again.

That is my very eclectic post for the day. That is kind of how I feel my life has been lately. Enjoy the day!


LunarWorld said...

Thanks for sharing. Sometimes it's these "nothing" blogs that really help us glimpse what is going on in your life.

Steph said...

Hey Deann!

I can promise you that you will continue to be grateful that you took the time to call. Last Christmas I really wanted to spend the Christmas with my family because they had just been through Hurrican Katrina at the end of August. My parents were going to go to Houston, Texas to be with my sister and brother-in-law. However, my husband reminded me that his grandma was getting older and it was the year that we should spend with his family. I am so glad that I agreed. While his grandma was not in bad health at the time, she was ninety-two or ninety-three years old. She went home to the Lord this May. What wonderful memories we have of being with Grandma for Christmas of 2005.

I can't believe how big your boys are since Tulsa. Amazing what four years can do, huh? David is 4 1/2 now. You can check out some pictures of him at

Take care!

MommaGof4 said...

Hello Deann!

I haven't been here for awhile, but enjoyed the chance to read what all the family has been up to.
Brittany went to the Wisconsin Dells with a friend and had a great time. She got home last night. Jason, Breanna, and Zoey have been at his Aunt's visiting since Sunday night. They will be home today! The longest I have been away from any of my children let alone 3 at the same time.
Be blessed ~nikki

Mark Klever said...

Well thanks for wishing me a Happy Birthday...I know I am almost 3 months late, but better late than never. Your blog site is very nice looking....