Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Promises, Promises :)

Okay, I already know, at the beginning of the new school year I had the best intentions of being more faithful in my blogging. I grossly underestimated how busy I would be with Ashlyn in school, Breckin in preschool, me in school, Jame at work, laundry to do, dishes to wash, dinner to make, and everything else to do. I am finally getting around to the blog.
A lot has happened in the last month. First, Jame is working a lot more. He's also beginning to travel for his work more. Next month he goes to San Francisco, CA. In November, he goes to Casper. He also has some tenative plans for December and January. They must like him if they are spending all of this money sending him places.
Next, Grandpa Hawkins passed away on September 8th, 2011 and we had a funeral on September 13th. It was a beautiful and uplifting funeral and I am so grateful that we were able to be there. I am also grateful that we were able to be around Grandpa and get to know him. I felt so bad for him when he got toward the end because he was beginning to suffer the way that Grandma had been when she died. Fortunately his suffering didn't last as long as Grandma's and he passed peacefully, surrounded by those that loved him. Breckin was facinated at the viewing by Grandpa's body in his casket. Finally, on the third time going in there Lynette said, "Yup, he's dead." Breckin said, "He's dead!" He just needed to be told bluntly what was going on instead of all of the mechanics of his spirit not being in his body anymore. He also thought that one of the men helping to bury the casket was Jesus. He is developing quite the personality!
Grandpa left this world a much better place and he also left his family with some guidance that we should all learn from. He said, "Do the best you can. Serve the Lord every chance you get, and if Satan knocks you down, get back up, even if it takes a long time." He was such a wise man and again I am so very grateful that I was able to know him.
Life doesn't seem as though it is going to slow down anytime soon. I have a paper due this Friday that I haven't even started, I have Ashlyn's birthday coming up, I need to put in some volunteer hours at Breckin's school and I desperately need to clean my house :) We may also begin a search for a safer place to live. Last night, when I came back from class, I pulled up and there were two Cody PD patrol cars outside, and a DCI agent. They were searching the car of a couple of kids that frequent an apartment in our complex. They didn't make any arrests, but if DCI is involved it is usually only a matter of time. So, we are starting to look for a place in a better locale. We also need something bigger, because we are about to burst at the seams! Hopefully we can find something bigger and more cost effective for us because winter is upon us and our heating bill last year was outrageous! I am not looking forward to that.
I know I did a lot of rambling here, but I just thought that I would try to update everyone about what was going on and what we were up to. I also thought that I might give some excuses for my absence. I'm really good at excuses, but I promise to try better!

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