Wednesday, September 29, 2010

April, 1997

This was taken at Jubilee State Park when Chase was 3 and Shelby was 2. We used to make a point of taking the whole family to the park for a cookout once a year. I am not sure why we stopped doing this, I guess it got too hard with job schedules to work around, school functions to go to, boyfriends and girlfriends to see....... I miss this.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ok on a much lighter note, a lot of the reason for me doing this blog is for my kids as I have mentioned before. This photo was taken roughly in 1961 ish, cause god knows there are no dates on it! These are my parents. The lovely lady on your right is my mom Jeanne and the handsome stud muffin on your left is my dad Jack.

Jack and Jeanne will be celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss this October 22nd! They said it would never last. This photos was taken at your Grandma Kilborn's house in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Maybe if my mom really reads my blog like she says she does, she can post a comment and tell me how old she is in the pictures??????
Today my husband's father died. I looked up the word Father in the dictionary and this is what it said: "a man who has begotten a child; esp., a man as he is related to his child or children"

Kinda of a generic description for the one man who should have the most impact in your life. My father-in-law was not the kind of "father" I am used to being around. The pain I see in my husband's eyes upon realizing his father is dead is for what he cannot remember about his father. No fishing trips, no car rides, no baseball games in the backyard, no love and affection. At least that he can remember.

Maybe it has to do with being one of 6 boys, but how does a person have 6 kids and not be a "father"??

I dont know enough about my father-in-law to understand how you walk away from your kids. I know it works both ways and maybe my husband should have reached out to his dad, but I am not sure it would have been welcomed.

The one thing I hope my husband takes away from this is to tell your kids you love them, show your kids you love them no matter how old they get or no matter how old you get before it too late.

Just a quick shout out to my Father---- I love you dad :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This is where it all began for our family. Rodney and I were married at the Botanical Gardens in Glen Oak Park on May 15, 1993. I was 28 and Rodney was 27. We actually have matching 80's hair!! Its been 17 years and they said it would never last! He is one lucky guy......... just ask me I will tell you.

I want to share as much of our life with our kids as I can so they realize that we were once young and weren't always called "mom and dad".

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

These are my kids and boy do I have stories to tell about them!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First Post

Ok my kids say I have nothing to write about, hope they are not correct. This is my tester page.