Life, as I see it.

wow - lots has happened that I haven't blogged about:

Kindergarten graduation
Our 11-year anniversary
The Garden
My obsession with the Twilight Series
Life in General.

So - hold onto your hats - this post is going to be a long one!!

K-garten Graduation

The boy graduated. He learned his letters and his numbers and colors and can color inside the lines (most of the time). My little baby boy is officially a 1st grader. I know that in 12 short years, he'll be getting ready to head off to college. holy cow - I can't believe that!!

Here he is - getting his "certificate". Of course, he put the paper right in front of his face, so we couldn't see him!
...and here they are...the future graduating "Class of 2021"!!
Joseph...in all his cheeseball glory. This kid LOVES the camera!!!

Here is Sarah - one of Joseph's many other girlfriends. He likes to play house with her. she's the Mommy, and he is the Daddy. Oh yeah, starting young...

And here is the MOST AWESOME K-garten teacher in the world!! Mrs. O'Donnell! We absolutely LOVE her. I don't think I could have made it through the fist year of school without her. She is simply amazing.
Posing with Grandma....what a handsome guy!!

Joseph with his friend, Joseph. (There are 3 Josephs between the two classes.) of 36 kids, there are 3, what is that a 12% occurrence?)

And the graduate...cruising after graduation in Grandma's yellow convertible! He thinks he's so cool...
Our 11-year anniversary
This deserves a post unto itself. I am so very happy that Joe and I celebrated our 11-year anniversary on June 20th. 11 years. It has been an amazing 11 years too. We know each other almost too well, and can figure out what the other is thinking sometimes. That being said, he never ceases to amaze me. sometimes, I'll sneak a sideways glimpse at him and fall in love all over again. I'm a pretty lucky person to have such an amazing man in my life that loves me. I know, enough of the mushy stuff - but in all seriousness...I have a pretty awesome husband.
Here is one of those sneaky glimpses...This was this afternoon, while the Tigers Game was on TV. My two boys. sigh. Life is grand.

The Garden

I don't think I've shown a picture of the finished patio, so here is one. We've been having some great fires in the chimnea, roasting marshmallows, watching bats in the evening sky and fighting off mosquitoes. Anyone who says that smoke keeps mosquitoes away is a liar.
And now - some pics of the garden: Check out the zucchini!!!

My obsession with the Twilight Series
I have to thank my friends Karen and Sarah, as they are the wonderful people who suggested that I read the Twilight Series. I figured they couldn't be too bad...they made a movie out of them. So - a few weeks ago, Karen loaned me the first book. The boys were gone on a Sunday afternoon, so I poured myself a glass of Cab, and sat on the newly finished patio and started the first book. I. Never. Put. It. Down.
Oh my goodness - these books are GOOD!! Forbidden love, teen angst, romance, sigh. Never mind the whole "he's a vampire, she's human" thing. sigh. I'm horribly addicted. So, I finished the first book in one night. (You know I'm a speed reader). I read it again over the next few days, until Karen could loan me the second book. Then I rented the movie on OnDemand. wow. I want to be a vampire!! No, seriously! Well, maybe not really...but the movie was GREAT!!! Karen finally loaned me the third book a few days ago, and I devoured that in one evening. and I've reread that one twice too. There are vampires and werewolves and love and history (a little...). I stopped by Karen's house today to borrow the 4th and final book. I SO have a date with that book and a cup of tea tonight. I'm so excited!!!
Life in General
Notice that I haven't said much about the Celiac? I'm mad about it. I'm not sure where I stand with it or against it. I don't want it to run my life. I don't want to constantly have to think about what I eat, and what goes into my system, and if that piece of food has ever touched wheat. Sigh. but I'm trying to be positive. So - I'm not thinking about it, and I'm not really talking about it either. The doctor wants to take some more tests to see how much damage has been done, and then I have to see a nutritionist. I really feel bad for Joe. This is going to change how I cook dinner. I've been good about it so far, but I can only cook so much. I have lots of learning to do!!! :) If you know of any good gluten-free recipes - send them on over. Mind you, there can't be many vegetables, no onions, etc. OR...if you know of any gluten-free bakeries. Someone said there is one in Clawson...I'm going to try to find it this week.
Not much else going on. 4th of July coming up...we are going to MN to see the Bubbs! Yeah! Little Joe is VERY excited about this trip!

1 comment:

OlsztynBudry Family said...

OMG!!! I LOVE the Twilight series. I think I read all four books in five days. I was totally a bad mother! You ahve to read the Host by her too... it takes you on an emotional roller coaster!