Saturday, October 15, 2011

Catch up!

I figure I have some catching up to do since it has been so long since I was last here.  It has been a busy season for all members of my family.  I'll just do a quick update and then I am working on a fun but simple tutorial and will make a new post.  As you know my husband has been battling colon cancer since early this year.  It has not been a fun journey but there are still good things that come out of these types of trials.  We learned a lot about each other and ourselves.  We also learned what incredible children we have, they are such troopers!  He is still doing a few more rounds of chemotherapy but we hope that by Christmas we will be done and looking forward to a new and healthier year.

The kids have started their new school year and as always they run in the Cross Country meet at Hiawatha Park.  It is just gorgeous there this time of year and this year we were blessed with a most spectacular day.  Both kids did very well and what I was most pleased to see was their character.  They cheered each team mate to the end and many other runners that they could see were frustrated or feeling defeated. When their sibling was struggling to do that sprint at the end of the race they both ran to the end with the other and cheered words of encouragement.  Moo came across almost in tears from a cramp and Bean ran beside her until the end and caught her as she collapsed in pain at the end.  When I got to her, he was holding her and telling her what a great race she ran and how proud he was of her for running through the pain and finishing still in fourth place!  When it came to his turn she did the same with him and he had his best finish ever.  He finished in 3rd place and she was telling him how proud she was that he had worked so hard and done so well.  I was a proud Mamma that day!  Nothing makes me happier than seeing my little ones love and encourage each other.
Absolute Determination.
Total Perseverance.
                                                                                                                As for me I am standing in on both school councils and the volunteer committee this year which should keep me insanely busy!  And to top that off, Moo auditioned for the Musical Comedy Guilds production of Annie and got in!  She is an orphan and is loving the theatre group.  So of course when they asked if anyone sewed I said yes, and guess what?  Now I am part of the costuming team!  YIKES!  I am quickly brushing up on 1930's period costumes!  Other than that..... well as usual Christmas is coming!!! So yes, I am sewing like a nut!

In an interesting turn of events I was contacted to do a product review for a scrap booking company and they have also offered a give away so I will be working through the details of that and post about it soon!
Nice to see you all again!


A Plain Path said...

I love seeing such beautiful traits in my children and others. Thank you for sharing! I think so often we are bombarded with the negative and it's so refreshing to read positive things. And I am serious about seeing pics of the Annie costumes and production. What fun! Hugs!

The Muse of The Day said...

Goodness gracious, you are going to be REALLY busy with the costumes. Sounds like this Christmas might be the best one yet: costumes, great kids, and (fingers crossed) a relief from all the hospital visits your husband has had to deal with. My eyes puddled with tears when I read the good news about your husband. It sounds like your family is successfully handling everything life throws at it. Isn't it nice, and truly magical, to see your family come together like that? I know it is early to send a Christmas wish, but I wish you a Christmas full of warmth, peace, and love. Carolina