Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

One of my favorite memories of my mom and I is when I was 16. We were the only ones home one a Saturday afternoon and I don't remember how we got started or what we were watching on tv but she started pin curling my hair. Then she set me under the dryer for a bit. The fun part was after it was all dry she starting doing those crazy flashback hairdos of the 60s and she got to rat my hair like she has never ratted hair before. The first was a big buoffount of a thing and then she did the ever popular beehive. I remember dad coming home and just shaking his head. We had a great time and it was fun to just be together. I wish we had pictures to go along with it but they are forever in my head.

Thanks mom for never giving up hope on us crazy kids and always being just a phone call away. Love you!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm Still Alive . . .

Tylissa was so excited because she took the van and drove her and Chad to the church tonight for youth group and scouts. Val has started soccer and I am doing homework so I told her to just take the van and she did. She did a quick practice last night by herself to the high school to practice parking and she felt ok. So when she got home tonight, she was so excited because "I'm still alive". I knew she could do it. FINALLY she got brave and just did it and Chad said she did a good job. His instructions were that he could not talk, give comments, and no kissing the sidewalk when they made it to the church.

I am just so dog-gone-tickled that she just might make it. I'm doing the happy dance!