summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
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Monday, September 19, 2016

the monday morning muse...

First of all, time needs to slooow down. The days and weeks add up to years, which fly by...

Anyway. This fine morning, I am attempting to do school with my three young children amidst: keeping the puppies inside while a nice Mennonite man looks at our old 15 passenger van, which is for sale, he was rather surprised when I told him we used it for our sixteen kids and that at one point we didn't even all fit in it...(we had to take Paul's truck, too!). With just taking care of the dogs, feeding and bringing them in and out...


Duke...he won't leave his foot alone, so we are being mean and cone-ing him.

So this morning...I called to cancel the vet appointment I had made last week for Sunny, because Paul wanted to take her to the vet his brother really likes. Then the guy came to look at the van, then I called to make the new appointment and found out they are not taking new patients, even cute little fuzzy ones like Sunny, then Evelyn texted Please Bring My Glasses, she forgot them and was getting a headache because she couldn't see, I made new appointment with original vet, Kathryn brought glasses to Evelyn but needs a new cord for her iPod...Joseph needs to bring friends from Seattle to airport,...just a lot of action here.

And, we're planning the wedding! Even a simple wedding is full of little details. Grandma is buying her dress, which is wonderful! Margaret has tried on a few and can't decide...she has always been so into dresses...she used to draw/sketch designs as a girl, and has always been a girly-girl, dressing so nicely in school. So she is torn between a really traditional gown, and a frillier Cinderella type dress, with those little caplet sleeves that hand off the shoulders....she looks beautiful in both of them, and is very excited about it all, no matter which she chooses. (I told Margaret that if I had ten sisters, I would have them all in my wedding...but she just started a new job and is busy and doesn't want the wedding to be a huge production...it's getting bigger, but it's going to be so much fun!

It's on December 10th, and of course I would like to lose...um...how about thirty pounds?

Anyway. Life is busy. Jonathan was looking up the book value of the van, that's school, right?

Naw, we have things to do, spelling and such.

Oh, did I mention that Ben and Ashley and Anya are coming from Washington state for the wedding?!!! I am SO excited. This makes three trips east for them, in one year, ouch, but I love seeing them...little Anya is so sweet.

I'm hoping Aaron is going to make it (and Riley!),from California, and Sam...will the Army let Samuel take leave for his sister's wedding? The funny thing is that in the past few years, if he wanted to take leave, we would always tease him and tell him to say one of his sisters was getting married...and now one really is! Hopefully he'll get to take leave...there is an inauguration on the horizon, and for the Old Guard, that means practice practice practice.

Two little kittens are running wild...they are going to new homes soon...if I have my way, that is. The kids really really want to orange and white tiger. Which we of course really need...


Sunny with Suri...

1 comment:

Marilyn Reid said...

You are going to have a very busy time in the next couple of months I would say. What fun though!! Weddings are so much fun. That picture of Suri and Sunny lying together is so cute. It reminds me of my 2 labs when we got Bindi. She used to snuggle up to Hudson all the time and he's always been sooooooo gentle he would let her get right in there. They are great friends........he's 4 years older than her. Poor old Duke 😥😥

Marilyn from Canada.