A couple weeks ago I was driving home from work. It was June 12. My friend Nikole’s birthday. She passed in 2012. Anyway, on my way home I was thinking about Nikole. I told her Happy Birthday and then I sang to her. When I finished singing, I sat for a moment in silence and then I asked her if I was going to get to see her kids this summer. I don’t remember much of the ride after that.
A little while after I got home I checked my Facebook and found an invitation from Nikole’s mom. The invitation was for a birthday party for all three of Nikole’s kids. I was so excited to get this invitation and can’t wait to visit her children in July.
Day 1-Something I am proud of…
I am proud of my kids.
Andrew is working at Auto Zone. He is in training to be the manager of his own store. He is also starting college in August, he wants to go into welding.
Karalyn just graduated from high school and plans to go to college at UNM in August to become a nurse. She is looking for a job now and is getting ready to buy her first car. She is slowly becoming an independent young woman.
Matthew will be a junior in high school this year. He iis enjoying his time off school. He did buy himself a car for $300.00. He’s not driving yet, but he plans on fixing the car up with Andrew eventually.
Pumpkin’s Patch…when I was little I wanted to plant some pumpkin seeds. My dad showed me how to plant them. I can’t remember if pumpkins actually grew where we planted them, but the memory stuck. I did have a few pumpkin patches growing up…it was one of my favorite pass times, gardening that is.
My dad also called me his Pumpkin. He is the reason I love pumpkin’s, aside from the fact that my birthday is 5 days before Halloween and I love fall.
Yesterday was my nephew Stetson’s 3rd birthday. My brother and Stetson met Matthew and I at Explora. It’s a hands on science museum for kids…and grown-ups too. We had fun playing in the water, musical instruments, and a bunch of other things. Stetson particularly enjoyed the reptile exhibit. There was an aquarium with a turtle, a big fish ( I don’t know the name of) and some goldfish. Stetson told me the big fish was a whale. It was so cute and made me laugh.
When we were finished with Explora, we went to Burger King for lunch.
My Grandma. My grandma passed in 2007 but she always told me that I could do anything I set my mind to. She was an artist and ecoiuraged all of my cousins to find their own talents and was proud of each and every one of us.
I made this for my nephew for Halloween…
My favorite water cup…keeps my water nice and cold.
I adore my daughter, but teaching her to drive stresses me out.
Salt and pepper shakers…these are just a few.