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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Field Day

I've always thought that "field day" at the schools is a great thing for the kiddos. Lots of exercise, a day to take a break from the every day monotony to have fun... and in the end they usually learn a little too.

Caylon recently had his field day at school and there was a lot going on.

Tug-of-war...                                                               The balance beam...
Hurdles... with a slight mishap.

Even a small pep-talk from coach.

But best of all... was when I realized the moment of learning. 
At some point I need to teach my child that his heart is on the LEFT side of his body.
He just looked so confused. :)

 Hope you had a "field day" of your own today!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fast learner

Well, its been a little over a week since my last post.  Things have been crazy here trying to get packed and ready for the move.  We are only moving 4 miles down the road... but it feels as though we are trekking across country.  In the midst of all the packing... I have had the opportunity to see how fast my little one is growing and learning.  It amazes me every day.

"Nice," I say to myself... "he has learned to open the dishwasher."

"Great... not only can he open it... he can climb ON it."

"Okay... so he can open it, climb on it, stand on it... and... get in it.  Time to lock the dishwasher."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jury Duty

What a week this has been.  I last left you as I ventured into the world of jury duty... and had no idea that three days later I would surface with an extremely exhausted mind and a little more caution in my daily living.  Monday morning I was chosen to sit on the jury of 12 people that would be responsible for deciding the fate of one man.  Not just any man... a man charged with "burglary with the intent to commit sexual assault."  I sat through two horrific days of testimony and evidence that in the end left no question of the mans intent.  Breaking into a young womans home... confident she is alone... with a mask made out of an ace bandage and a roll of duct tape in hand.  I cannot even begin to imagine the fear that struck not one, but two girls, as that man turned the corner into the girls bedroom.  However, in the end it is a strange feeling to know that I, along with 11 others, just put a man in prison for the next 47 years of his life.  I haven't stopped thinking about that trial since it ended and I am looking forward to a weekend with the parts of life that remind me to be grateful for the things I have... and most of all never take anything for granted.  You never know who or what might come across your path and decide to take whatever they want from you.  By the grace of God alone those girls lost nothing more than their sense of security... which in itself is enough to warrant a 47 yr prison sentence ... if you ask me. 

Today and everyday I thank my Lord in Heaven for the blessings of life he has so generously shared with me.                       


Monday, May 2, 2011

An extra day off?

Well, I am serving as a civilian today. Missing work and sitting with 50 others as we wait to be picked for jury duty. With a red bull and my iPhone in hand, I can't help but enjoy an extra day off from work... However, I also can't help but wish my regular paycheck came with it. Besides... What good is a day off if I can't spend it with my little G? Either way... I'll let you know how it goes. :)

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