Wednesday, June 15, 2011

And she'll have fun fun fun till her Daddy takes her t-bird away

OK, my DH is gone. My biggest fear of going away was media attention, and I have no idea, but then it came true. can read about that HERE. I was also afraid of keeping my poor daughters heart from breaking. Impossible, her Dad is gone, she is carrying on, but it is hard. We all miss him so.

This was the year I was going to be gracious and calm, 2 traits I do not possess, I grew up in a "now house", a "words not minced house". Honestly the most gracious persons I knew are either dead, or church mentors. I have one go getter gracious person I know, and I have watched her for years wondering how on EARTH, she does that. I have been trying to no avail, this year I feel like what was my graciousness was my downfall at school, and now at the above event. However I want gracious children, so will continue with my pursuit. Those of you who have met me know this is not an innate skill. I have to blend my feist with grace? Is that possible?

My Mother in Law has now been living with us for a year. Right now I can say thank God and praise Jesus, I would not be managing a full time job, and the children without her massive assistance.

Henry has started ABA, and extinction type therapies....right at the transition of end of school, Dad gone, and home for is a blog entry from another blog and she nails it... we are currently in "the burst". It is horrid to watch him struggle for all of us.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

And more

Luau, every shot of the dancers did not turn out well, very entertaining.

The family in front of the USS Battleship Missouri

Hiking Diamond Head, lots and lots of stairs. PN complained more than I did, which would be hard. SR, not a peep. He was trail leader.

DH enjoying a drink poolside...very relaxing.

I told you Diamond Head had a lot of stairs!

a few months in pictures

Luau, SR photographer. The children are finally old enough to take a picture, so it does not look like I am the personal photographer and do not exist.

SR was fascinated by the submarine, submarine museum, and the nukes

We spent about 7 hours here, and could have spent the entire day.

SR fresh off of the flight, a 12 hour long flight. He thought traveling to the place he always has dreamed of visiting was surreal.

PN on her first plane trip she can actually remember. 12 hours, she faired well.