Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Updates and pictures

Hiya everyone! I just wanted to write a quick entry because it has been awhile. We went to our Pow Wow this weekend and I took some great pictures I will add to the end of this entry.

We are still living in corporate housing but in a townhouse not a condo now. It is decent but not home, and I really miss all of my stuff lol. We are looking at all options as to where to go next. I honestly do not know what we are going to do yet. We have been just trying to breath and take it easy because the last few months have been crazy, really the last year has been crazy.

I have so much I would like to write about here but I do not have the time today. I have to pick my daughter up in about 25 minutes. She has horseback riding lessons every Monday and my sister takes her. Then she spends Monday nights at her house and hangs out with her auntie. About an hour after I pick her up I have to drop her off at her dad's house, she is going to Valley Fair tomorrow it is a big amusement park.

A big reminder (other than becoming a grandma!!lol) of how big my kids are getting is my 10 year old has gotten her first babysitting job across the parking lot from where we are living. She is babysitting a 3 month old girl. She is doing a great job! The parents love having her. The mom told me she seems more responsible than older teenagers or adults as far as babysitting and covering all basis goes. She is 10 going on 30! My daughter is loving making her own money a few times a week.

My hubby's son turned 14 last week, and we got him and my 10 year old the new Razor electric scooters. He got the nicest, fastest one. And she got the one a step down (a little bit slower). They are so fun though!

It has been so hot here in MN! And SOOO humid! We have a pool here at our place, and spend quite a bit of time at my moms house (which is only 4 miles away) swimming and BBQ'ing.

Our 18 year old is home and doing WONDERFUL with her new son! She is very young yet seems to have that total mother instinct and is a natural! I am so so so proud of her! Caleb is doing great also he is perfect! Her biological mom is coming here next week to see them from the Dominican Republic. I hope it all goes well and she does not overstep her boundries and start a fight with Amanda. She does not need that right now in her life. She is finally back on her feet, living in her own place, her B/F has a fulltime job, they are doing good. I do not want to see her mom come here and upset her, or give unwanted advice.

I know that sounds terrible but in this case it is different. Her mother gave up the right to give maternal advice and motherly advice when she decided to leave the country when Amanda needed her most is my opinion! Amanda was still a child when she left. She signed all rights over to her dad and I and was gone. This is another story I could definately tell more in depth someday because it is not so cut and dry.

Well I should end this for now and add the pow wow pictures for you all to see ;) Then I have to run! I hope everyone is doing great!

Love and Hugs,



Honoring the Vets


swmpgrly said...

ive always wanted to go to a pow wow

rdautumnsage said...

Beautiful pictures dear heart! I hope your able to find some housing your happy with. The kids sound like they are having a great summer and keeping busy. Once again congratulations on becoming a grandma! (Hugs) Indigo

therealslimemmy said...

great pictures
weigh your options out and i hope yu guys have a place soon

queeniemart said...

that pow wow looks awesome.....i am glad you updated....so glad your daughter is doing so well with Caleb...and those kids sure love that $$ of their own huh?

nelishianatl said...

I have a lot of pictures from the Pow Wow that we went to recently and haven't posted them yet.  They make me so happy.  Picture number eight, Dirk and I saw it at the same time.  It is the Grand Entry, right?  We are not allowed to film it here so I was surprised you got a shot of it.  Most ceremonies are not allowed to be recorded here.  

I just wanted to say that your last comment to me made me so happy and excited at just the possibility that you would come here and meet me if I got ANNIE in MISERY.  I'm going to try my best.  I'll keep you informed.  
I'm so glad your daughter's doing ok with the baby too.  I see where you are coming from with her mother.  That bond and that pull toward her will always be there no matter what, and she'll just have to figure out for herself where her boundaries are.  It'll be hard to sit back and watch though.  She's going to be fine with you as her mentor though.  I know I would be.  

Your friend,

carolsixpac said...

Great pics!