Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am at work again and I found a couple pictures of Cameron and Tanya's babies. The one above is of Ron holding his grandson, Connor. (I think. I might be Forrest. I will have to check with Ron) The picture below is of Kya. She is the only girl of the triplets and is adorable and sweet.

I will post more pictures when our computer at home gets fixed. Ron just visited with Cameron again last weekend and had a wonderful time with them. It does my heart good to see him reconnecting with his son and his family. Cameron has expressed to Ron how much he loved spending time in Mom and Dad's home in Calgary and how he thinks of that time often. I really didn't know if there would ever be a time when we could be together again and so this feels like an amazing blessing for all of us, but especially for Ron.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I am at work today. It is beautiful out and my kids are all at home, and I am stuck at work. The only advantage I see is that I can post something to my blog without it taking 45 minutes to upload pictures. We have finally figured out that our computer’s upload speed is almost non-existent, and will hopefully be replacing the whole darned thing shortly. Anyhow...I wanted to recap some of the events of late. Scott has been busily taking SAT and ACT tests and preparing his college applications that are due at the end of December. He is applying to University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, and George Mason University. The reason for these choices is that we wanted him to be somewhat close to either Byron or us. We tried to convince him that Red Crow College would be a good choice, but he wasn’t swayed! So, we will see where he gets into and what the future holds. I am looking forward to getting him settled and taking a trip back east, however, the thought of him leaving puts a lump in my throat. He is such a bright light in our home. I am constantly amazed by his maturity and level-headedness (something I admire in others, and lack myself). I am trying not to think about it yet, and just enjoy the fact that my child is so prepared to tackle the world. (I am NOT taking credit for that. He was born prepared!)

Here's a blurry shot of the clock when Scott and I left for Calgary last month. It was 4:21am and we had to be in Calgary by 7:30am. The funniest thing about this trip was that we set the GPS for the address of the high school his SAT was being written at and it kept telling us to take these obscure streets. I commented that it was almost as though it was trying to avoid major roads. I was a little tired and didn't really think much of it until it literally zig-zagged us through a residential area near the high school and totally avoided Crowchild Trail. While Scott was in the test I had 5 or so hours to kill, so I took a look at the GPS and noticed that someone had set it to "Bicycle" mode! I giggled for quite sometime thinking that it all made sense...especially the "ETA" of 10am! It worked much better on "Car" mode on the way home!

OK- I can't figure out how to get pictures throughout my blog without having to drag them and reformat the whole she-bang. Anhoo- the two pictures on the top are of Scott sharpening his pencils at 4:30am in preperation for his test, and of me after getting ready in the back seat of the van while waiting paitently for Scott to finish his test.