Monday, September 17, 2012

My baby is having a baby

Oh my..... Rachel is having a baby!! Yesterday afternoon Sean and Rachel came over for a visit just like they do every other weekend or so. We all sat in the living room talking about Rachel's school and the new house they will be moving into in a couple of weeks, normal chit chat kind of stuff. Or so I thought...finally Sean looked at Rachel and said the suspense was killing him and that Rachel had something to tell me. She looked a little scared and then said "I'm having a baby". Yikes! I was shocked and didnt know what to say, fortunately Jim took over and jumped off the couch to hug her and tell her how happy he was. Once the shock was over I gave her and Sean both hugs and told them how happy I am. I did tear up a little, not a full blown cry, but I got a little misty. I'm such a worrier that I have a hard time just letting go and letting life just progress as it is going to. I'm worried about her not being able to finish school, I'm worried about her being able to pay for the birth, I'm worried about her staying healthy- you know all of those thing we moms worry about. But, the bottom line is that all of those things will work out, they always do, and I get to be a grandma in the meantime. I am excited to have a little one around again and to watch Rachel and Sean become parents and grow their life together. Congratulations my sweet girl!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Deja vu?? New post, I promise!

Wow, I seriously don't know what happened with the last post. Apparently I don't remember Cameron's birthday post I made months ago so I did it again!Whoops. Well here's a new post to make up for it.
We went to Seattle on Saturday to take Morgan her desk that Jim refinished for her new apartment. She stayed in the city for the summer in a sub-let apartment for 3 months until the new school year, working in downtown and living the city life. She moved in with Emily and another roommate this month so we got a chance to see the new place and spend some time with the girls. We went to the farmers market across the street , then headed to Rain City Burgers for lunch. Rachel got her "flower fix" at the market and we all got to have delicious burgers, I highly recommend Rain City if you need a burger fix, so good! We dropped the girls back off at the apartment then headed to Cupcake Royal and Lush in downtown Seattle for cupcakes and other goodies. It was a perfect day, I couldn't have asked for more, I got time with the family and cupcakes too. Oh, except Mike wasn't here... we miss him! I told Emily I was going to call her Mike, she said that was weird, LOL!!



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Camerons 16th birthday

For Cameron's 16th birthday we headed to dinner at his favorite spot- Hopjacks. I love when the kids pick a fun place that can fit all of us in easily. We ended up in the room upstairs pretty much by ourselves the whole time. Cameron is the last of my kids to get their birth to 16 album so it was kind of bittersweet to have him turn 16. It was fun for everyone though to look through it and laugh at how much we have all changed over the years. As they kids get older they get alot harder to buy for too so cash becomes a gift that they love to get- look at the smile when he saw it was $100! We had a great time with each other and ended the night with a few family pictures out front of the restaurant(shocking, I know). Happy Birthday son!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Universal Studios Hollywood

Day 2 in LA was spent at Universal Studios Hollywood. None of us had ever been before so we were super excited, we got up at 7:00 so we could be there when they opened at 9:00. We decided to spend the extra money to buy the "front of the line" passes and I am so glad we did. It totally made the whole experience so much better, we rode every ride we wanted and went to the front of the line for every one. Awesome!! It was probably the hottest day of our vacation too, thank goodness they had chill zones with cold mist blowing to help cool us down. We took the studio tour first thing and it was pretty darn cool, we saw the Psycho house, Jaws set and Whooville. One of my favorite things in the park was this street in "Brooklyn" that had people up in windows talking to the crowd as they walked by. That's also where we saw the cop that told Rachel "don't make me go Deniro on you", he was so funny, he walked and chatted with us for quite a while. Mid day we went to the Waterworld show which is an action show re-creating scenes from the movie, it was really good. We also went to a giant candy store where Cameron loaded up on big licorice and peanut butter cups. It was a pretty fun day all in all and a perfect 2nd day of our vacation.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

KISS and Motley Crue 2012

Jim thought he had died and gone to heaven when he heard rumors that KISS and Motley Crue were going to tour together. He got so excited he joined the KISS army. I know, you probably are surprised he wasn't already a member from way back, huh? We ended up going with Jeff and Cody Schoening and we flew Mike in from college so he could come too. Rachel decided she didn't want to go so Jim invited a friend from work to come along. The show was pretty good, I think Motley Crue was better than KISS. Paul Stanley had vocal cord surgery so he didn't really sing as much as usually and his voice was pretty rough. This was the fifth time Jim and I had seen KISS and probably the 9th time Jim had seen Motley Crue. It was a great night and an exhausting one for us all, Jeff got a flat tire on the way home and Mike had a flight in the morning at 9:00 to head back to school.