Madi made it back from Joe's graduation, the babies are having a hard time readjusting to having both mom and grandma in the house again. . we've had some sunshine so the girls can play outside, lunches again at McD's, Taylor has been over. . Madi's car is in the shop, so I'm driving the truck. . love that!! Makes me feel tall! GM Ida is having eye surgery on the 1st of April. . she needs your prayers. .
I have a new calling again. .Councilor in the YW's program. Pinky is the new President. . I think we will have FUN!! Look out girls, here we come!
Politics, both local and national are keeping us busily involved and we love it!! Helping locals run for office and hoping to keep our country safe from crazy people who want to change and destroy it!! Get involved and do your part. . this IS a chosen land and will be so as long as we take care of it!!! Our children and grandchildren deserve a country thats free. . and we need to make sure that they have one.
Work is work. . Steven's back still hurts and we're still using the Eliptical daily!! And thats about it. .I have some photos to load when I get a minute. . promise.
Madi and the girls. . morning of her flight. We stayed in a "no" hotel. .no heater, no crib, no sleep! We had an adventure getting the suitcase up the stairwell from the parking garage. . that puppy was HEAVY! Sue and I nearly wet we were laughing so hard! Ha, it was still fun and the girls had a good time. . .Madi left the next morning at 930. and we headed south to get the car worked on and to go to Build a bear. .
Lily and GM Lyn and Ella and GM Lyn
PDX International Airport. .
See ya mom. .
Build a bear moments. . Ella watching her bear get stuffed. .
the stuffing machine scared Lily. . and she wasnt thrilled about it.
PFC McShinsky and Madi at Fort Jackson on Thursday the 18th, family day. Phil flew in today and he took this pic for the kids. Madi says she is taking tons of photos, so till she can upload, this is a tease...Graduation is tomorrow. .and Joe reports to Fort Gordon on Saturday.
Today Aunt Sue and I are taking Madi and the babies to Portland to spend the night in a hotel!! For fun, you say?? Of Course!! Strange beds, sleeping with babies. . and your family!! Eating hotel breakfasts. . an adventure is just a few hours away!! Madi leaves tomorrow for Joe's graduation and her flight leaves at 11:00. She needs to be there by 9:30. . and with a 3.5 hour drive. . we opted to go up the night before and split up the driving time for the girls. I got trade from work and so we have a room for the night and we'll shop on the way. . Woodburn Outlets and Deseret Books. .
Then tomorrow after we leave Madi at the airport, we'll travel to Eugene to drop my car off at Mazda for a check up. We will then take the babies to Build A Bear for some distraction time. . and from there its anyone's guess what will happen!! Madi will be gone till Monday afternoon, when we will load up babies again and go to Eugene this time to pick her up.
Aunt Sue is watching Lily during the days on Thurs/Fri and a friend of Madi's is keeping Ella for Thurs/Fri while I'm at work. . then Steven and I will have the night shifts and the weekend. . sound doable??? I hope we survive. . BAHahahaha. . or as Lily likes to say. . YeeHaw! ! ! ! (Pics to follow)
we can't come to the phone right now, we're up to our eyes and elbows in babies!! Please leave a message and we'll return your call when we get a free minute. .(snickers heard here)" . Someone in the ward asked me to update my phone message cuz its a strange man's voice and doesn't tell you whose home you have called. HMMM??? My number. . my house? Whatever. . so I'm thinking this one will be good, if I can find the time to do it! Ha. . I have a few pics to post. . that may happen tonight. .
We've been sick at our house, and it just keeps recycling from babies to adults and back again. . the little ones are a little better, now all of us big people are with something that involves coughing! BAH!!
But life is still wonderful. . we are blessed with little spirits in our home that make each day something special. Daily new thoughts and new ideas. . new messes and a re-newed love for them!
My name is Lyn and I live in Florence Oregon.... I have a husband and 3 grown children. I LOVE to take pictures of them and all 9 of my grandchildren. I love diet soda and going to the movies, and having lunch with my friends. I love going to visit my girls and their families, where ever that might take me. I'm LDS, and a Glenn Beck and FOX news fan!!. I LOVE my country and am proud to be an American!!