Friday, September 3, 2010

Today would be....

my Dad's birthday! Happy Birthday in Heaven, Dad!

Remember the photos from last weekend? I got all the baby photos fixed up and put on a CD for them. I was a little proud of myself, I thought a lot of the pictures came out really well! Nothing like good light!
Of course I had to put some on pages, here they are. Look at that face:

Here is one from the shower

Aren't they just adorable? They will have the cutest baby and they will be the most wonderful parents!

I just finished this one about Gabby's first day. It was fun to do, pointing out the differences in uniforms for this year. She has adapted really well already, got herself organized, is finding her way around and has made a few acquaintances who befriended her on facebook. Today she actually walked home from school with a girl who lives up the street a little bit. I am so happy for her! Right now she is at the movies with her best friend so I have the privilege of picking them up afterward and driving her friend home. Aren't I lucky?

I was a little worried about the schedules, about how to manage driving and picking both sets of kids up from school. I have been lucky so far that Phil has been taking one set in the morning and has been home early enough to pick one of them up too. It's so much easier for me, although I could do it.

The other two seem to be doing well so far, it's not a big change for them, back to the old routine. We'll see how things go.

Wednesday night at Karate we did these take-downs with wrist blocks and I was training with Rachel. I had to lift her and flip her and she made herself like a dead lead balloon. Pulling her up I could feel my arm turn to agony, argh! I had just started feeling better after the shot I got and then that! I called him yesterday, no answer. Today his wife called me back and told me I had to wait a week if I needed another shot, but it's actually better again today. He did make me come down to pick up a sample of Pennsaid, it's supposed to be something fairly new, just some topical pain killer. I am okay though, it was just bad yesterday.

Tomorrow we are starting another bootcamp class in Karate in preparation for our SamDan test in November. He will go over everything with a fine-tooth comb. I actually like those classes, I just wish he didn't have them on a Saturday, it ruins the whole weekend!

I just heard that our friends have been approved to adopt this set of siblings, four of them!!! I am so so happy for them! This has been going back and forth for a while, the father hadn't relinquished his parental rights yet, but I guess now he did and they have the kids already! Life will never be the same, but they will make wonderful parents (again, they already have two themselves) I can't wait to meet all of them!

Well, this was just supposed to be a quick update, I can't believe I babbled this much :)
Have a great weekend!


Joanie said...

Happy Birthday to your Daddy. It never gets easy, does it?

latz said...

Congratulations I see your "first Day of high school" layout is featured at Gallery Standouts. It is very clever!

Barb said...

Boy Anke! I still miss my dad, too! You never get over loosing someone you love, it just is something you learn to live with.

Hope your schedules will gell very soon. Always takes a while.

Four new children at once. Now that is a challenge. What a blessing, though for them and the children!!

Jeanne said...

I hope you were able to remember your dad without too much sadness, Anke. I know how hard it is to do, though around my mom's birthday.

Thank you for my birthday wishes. *Ü*

Your layouts look fantastic! *Ü*

Congrats to your friends! Their lives will forever change, but for such a happy reason.

I'm sorry to hear you hurt your arm again. I hope it heals quickly.

Life certainly is never dull around your neck of the woods. Definitely have to go with the flow, right?

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!