Thursday, May 31, 2007

More fun....

Ok, well, the next couple of weeks we enjoyed Jordans martial arts belt ceremony, spent time with our good friend Char and enjoyed some walks on Centennial Trail. On May 5th a family friends son passed away. His name is Tyler and he was 13 years old. He had a tumor in his brain and was treated for eleven months before passing. On May 19th we attended a memorial BBQ. He wanted a time of joy, laughing and remembering. It was what he wanted after he passed. It was a wonderful time to see old friends, to see how big Tyler had grown to be and share many memories with those who love and care about him. The family had an opportunity to have a fundraising interview with the local radio station KMPS, it was a bittersweet time to hear his voice again, but today Tyler is free of a body that was no longer cooperating. I pray he is blessed and peaceful today.

As for us, our homeschool has been going great! The kids were learning about weather in our last unit and here is a picture of their rainbow cakes they made to close out the unit.

Jordan also hosted a full Thanksgiving dinner. It was great fun! He planned the menu which consisted of turkey breast, which he cooked in the crockpot, corn on the cob, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and of course, pumpkin pie! (Which he baked himself by the way!) We had his grandparents (both sides) over for dinner and it was a great success. He even had games and a door prize!

This is Jordan and Grandpa Curt playing the feather blowing game, that had everyone cracking up!

And last, we have experienced a couple of "see you laters". Here is a picture of Jordan and myself with Rabbi Harley. He has been our Hebrew teacher for the last several months. We have really enjoyed sharing time with him and learning with him and our entire class. It has become a little family and we look forward to each Thursday night. With sadness we pray that Rabbi Harley goes to his new adventure with many blessings, we will miss our classes and spending time with him but at the same time we are so grateful for the time we did get to share.

At the same time we learned that our Pastor, Carl Smith decided it was time to retire. So, he too will be greatly missed on Sabbath, however we are blessed he is still in our area and we will be able to see him and celebrate festivals with him and his wonderful wife Hank. We are so grateful to him for his teaching, friendship and support. He has meant a lot to us and in our lives.

Last, we had family visit! It was wonderful! We were so happy to spend time with Scott's dad and stepmom, Russ and Barbara! They went on a road trip and came up and spent a couple of days with us. It was not nearly long enough, but the time we shared was so special. We will hopefully have some pictures to share soon of their visit. I was so in the moment this time that I completely forgot to get out my camera and capture one of those moments! Wish you could see the memories in my mind.

So, May was wonderful, emotional, exciting and memorable. And June starts off with a bang as Atira is turning 7! Check back soon, hopefully I will have another update of a fun horseriding birthday party to share!
Love to you all,

1 comment:

Mom2the5rs said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Tina. What a wonderful Mommy you are! Your kids are like shining stars.

Good job, girl.