Monday, August 30, 2010

So Glad I Did...

Yesterday was one of those nagging mornings when there were a million other things calling my name, that did not include going to church. Little did I know this week was a week I had looked forward to for months. After much discernment, I drug my behind in and sat in the last pew. WHAT AN AMAZING DAY IT WAS!! My former pastor's son was at church playing the bagpipes. This is by far my all time favorite. The Amazing grace rendition brought so many tears as I remembered all too well, my pastor's funeral. Along with that we had an amazing 5 year old congregation member who won 1st place in BMX nationals...AT 5!!! Then, we sang What a friend we have in Jesus (a song from my wedding) AND It is Well...which is at the top of my all time favorite hymn list. The fall calendar came out, filled with opportunities to serve. The message was wonderful as well...speaking about peace, and God knows I need a bit of that right now. I left church and stopped in the cremation garden. I shared a little prayer with my pastor that his son was in the house today and how proud he would be of him...I also chatted a bit with my update him on the latest happenings with the grandbabies. Just when you think it's not the day to go...drag your butt in. If you're like me, you'll be so glad you did!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's possible things will never be the same...

I would like to announce that my three babies are in high school. Yes all three.
(By the way they really enjoy when I call them babies...especially in front of their friends!)
We are nearly approaching the national debt in registration fees, AP class fees, calculators, clothes, cars, parking passes and yada yada yada, but alas, they have all made it! When I was in school, the teachers would ask me...oh you're the Moffitt girl, having had my brother 5, 6 years and 10 years before me. Such is not the case with the Ruchus...since the brother or sister are usually just up the hall :) I can't tell you what fun it is to have them all in high school at the same time, uh...and how much work it is! I have one driving, one soon to get a license, and one to start driver's ed in December. The driving part is key, because running these kids all over takes a social secretary to be sure! I am utterly amazed at my kids every day. What they know, as well as what they don't know. I still feel every day like parenting is a huge undertaking to ensure they know all they will need to know to be successful in life. I am unsure how some people just muddle through and let the chips fall where they may...*sigh. For is a challenge; one I don't take lightly and one I wouldn't trade for anything!
The joyous one had the honor of being a Link Leader this year. This program is a national high school mentoring program that pairs successful students with incoming Sophomores (in our case since our Freshman have their own campus). Stephanie has a great leadership style...confident, steadfast and humble...I think it will take her far in life :)
Ok, now on the lighter side. I always try to make my kids great breakfasts the first week of school (after that they're scrounging for whatever they can find) but for the first week, we like to start out right. On the first day I made blueberry I took this picture for the scrapbook. Now...are you like me? Do you look at the background of the photo before the actual subject content? Cuz I do...and if you're like'll notice the gas relief pills in the background. Just to clarify I do NOT serve these with my special breakfasts!!
Rest assured they'll be cropped right out of there before this one makes it to the scrapbook!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Excuse me, class started when?

So I begrudgingly headed off to class # 4 from the end last night and sat down. One of the other ladies said, "you were busy last week?" Stop...think...why would she be asking me that? "Um, I guess." "Yea, we thought that's why you weren't here." *Thinking to self, I wasn't here cuz there was no class.... Checked calendar...Class #1 clearly listed LAST Thursday. Hmmmmm. 17 years of college and never has such an event happened. I, have either lost interest...which by the way is ENTIRELY possible...or, well, I can't really know what happened. I was happily at Freshman open house with my daughter and 500 of her closest friends. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A precious one tidbit

Overheard at the Ruchus a few short moments ago...Precious one "Mother! When are you going to work in the yard?" Mother "I guess after I cook your dinner" (the precious one is certain she is starving to death) Precious one, "Well Hurry!"