Monday, November 30, 2009

Well, again it has been a long time since I have posted. 
A lot has happened since the 9th of November. On the 16th my Grandma went home to be with the Lord. We all miss her but we are happy for her. She isn't suffering anymore and she is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We had a funeral for her on the 21st. Rob, Chrissy and Kiera had gotten in just a few days before so they were here for it and most of the cousins that live back here were able to come too. Most of us grandchildren did music and Rob and my cousin Keith both preached. It was hard saying goodbye to my grandma but in some ways I haven't had her for several years. When she and my Grandpa moved in with us almost 5 years ago she already had Alzheimer's even though we didn't know it at the time. Her mind was going then and it just got worse over time. It was very hard seeing my grandma like that but what's even worse is that that's the grandma I will remember. I was 13 when they moved in and before that all the memories I have of her are just short visits. My Grandma was a wonderful godly woman and I hope and pray that thats what I will remember. I am so thankful for the heritage that God has given to me.  

Rob, Chrissy and Keira got here on the 18th so we have been having a wonderful time with them! Keira is so Beautiful! She was just over 3 moths when they got here and it was the first time we got to see her. 
On the 24th I got my drivers permit so I can drive now! I love it! I was pretty nervous but I passed. 
That night we had our family Christmas exchange since Rob and Chrissy were here and they aren't going to be here at Christmas time. Amanda had my name and she got me a beautiful bracelet, Singing the the Rain and the Charlie Zahm concert DVD. I LOVED all of it. After I opened my gifts from her she gave me another package and said it was from someone else. So I opened it and it was 2 Charlie Zahm CDs. I was really happy about getting 2 more DCs of his but I was still wondering who they were from so Amanda tells me they were from Charlie Zahm. I was like "oh my word!" my jaw probable hit my lap I was so surprised! When we were at the Reformation Faire in IL. in October Amanda ordered the DVD from him and when he sent it he sent 2 CDs for me for Christmas. I was very excited! 
On Wednesday we all went to my mom's side of the family down in IL. We stayed there over Thanksgiving and had a WONDERFUL time! Two of Jonathan's friends from collage came down and spent Thanksgiving with us and then stayed the weekend. On our way home on Friday we met some friends of ours at the mall so we did some shopping and then we went out to dinner. 
Saturday was my birthday so we went Ice Skating. It was a BLAST! Alicia came down for that and then she spent the night. We had my birthday dinner and apple pie for dessert. The Fosters' came out to have dessert with us and we had a great time together.  
Some of us watched Pirates of the Caribbean that night. I love that movie and it had been a while since I have seen it. It was as good as I remembered. :)
Jonathan preached for Church on Sunday. He did a very good job. It was a good sermon. 
After Church Jonathan, Nate and Bobby went back up to school. I miss them already. :(

Well, I think that is most of what been going on lately. 
I have a lot of pictures to post but I don't know if I will get around to it. 

Monday, November 9, 2009

My busy life

Oh my! It has been a long time since I have posted anything. But that's because I have been super busy. I will tell you about some of the stuff I have been doing the last week and a half. 
On Thursday, Oct 29th, my Mom, sisters and I went to Union City, IN. for Jonathan Shepherd's baby shower. That night Beckisue, Rhonda, Amanda and I spent the night at my cousin's house and then on Friday we went to a Homeschool Alumni party. We had a lot of fun! We played games, danced and talked. We did ECD (English Country Dancing) and Swing dancing. I will try to post pictures from that soon. I had done ECD before but that was the first time I had Swing dancing. It was a BLAST!!!! :D 
That night we went back to my cousin's and then we came home sometime Saturday afternoon. Then Sunday was of course Church and I'm thinking we did something after Church but I can't remember. I must be loosing my mind. ;) 
Then on Monday I went to work early in the morning and then straight from work I went to the Foster's to help them put up their Coca-Cola Christmas decorations in their Coca-Cola room. I didn't get home until 9:30 that night. Then Tuesday was pretty much the same thing. 
A few weeks ago we had two Mormon Missionaries over for dinner and my dad invited them back for sometime when they wanted to discuss Theology. So last Wednesday one of the guys came back but this time he brought another guy with him. We we all gathered in the living room while Dad told them what the Bible says and then they told us all about what they believe. It was VERY interesting. 
Then on Thursday I think I didn't do anything more then school and stuff around the house. On Friday I went over to the Foster's again to finish up the Coca-Cola room. Saturday was cleaning day. Sunday was Church and then I had my friend Tara over for the afternoon. That evening My sisters, our friend Kaylynn and I had a "girl party". :) We ate pizza and chocolate and we watched Emma. Very Fun! 
Today all I did was went to work, did school and this evening most of my family and I went to the Foster's so I could show them "my room". Since I decorated almost all of the coca-cola room, Mr. Foster keeps calling it my room. :) 
So thats what I have been doing lately. 

For those of you who don't know, my Grandma has cancer. We aren't expecting her to live much longer at all. We are counting this as a blessing because her mind has gotten so bad with Alzheimer's so we are thankful that God is taking her home so she wont suffer anymore.  My Grandma has been a wonderful mother and grandmother for many years so we are all going to miss her but we will rejoice in the fact that she will be going home to be with the Lord and her husband. I am so thankful for my godly heritage. God has been so good!