Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's day 2013

I am ever so grateful for the one who promised to be our support and provider.  He is my best friend and the love of my life.  No matter how busy our lives get, not matter how tired or stressed he is, he is always there for our little boy.  He would rather not sleep, just as long as he gets to spend time with his family.  Happy father's day, Josh.  Sam and I love you very much.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Louisville, Kentucky

Last week was Josh's oldest nephew's graduation from high school.  We took the opportunity to attend his graduation and visit with family.  The drive to Louisville was about 9.5 hours, so we decided to cut the drive in half and stay the night in Hurricane, West VA.  Our drive was uneventful, though we got to our hotel late.  Sam was already wiped out by the time we got there, which in part was a good thing, since we didn't have to fight over bedtime.  We took our time traveling the rest of the way to Louisville, and for the most part, Sam just sat back and watch movies in the car.  No whining or tantruming.  It's a good thing and a bad thing, and this is why:  he apparently likes the long car ride that he will choose that over playing in the park.  So every time we get in the car, he expects us to go out for a long car ride.

We got there on Wednesday afternoon, and made it to Sage's party (Sam's cousin) at Chucke Cheese's. As expected, Sam went ballistic on the games and kept asking for money (tokens).  I tell you, he is one expensive kid.  Unfortunately, the night ended in a melt down, partly because the place was already close and he did not want to leave yet.  It was still fun nonetheless.

The following day was graduation day.  My high school graduation started at 5 pm. Well, this one started at 9 am.  It was held in the KY expo Center at the Broadbent arena. We did not realize how big the expo center, nor did we knew that it was divided into so many areas.  We got up early, drove to the place, and got lost for the most part.  So 1 hour, $16 later (it was $8 for each entry, and yes we went in twice), we finally found the place, just in time to see Forrest march the procession.  I really thought my husband was going to have a coronary while trying to find the place.  He sure had to get a time out, which is rare.  The graduation was short and sweet.  Just the way I like it.  As I watched the seniors received their diplomas, I keep thinking "that will be Sam is 16 years."  I think i'd rather not think about that yet, or I will lose it.

Forrest receiving his diploma

The graduate with his proud parents
This time-off also gave all the cousins the time to be together, for the very first time.  Sam sure enjoyed running and playing with them.

We also had the opportunity to go to Huber farms...and I would really like to go back and have a pitcher of their strawberry sangria again.  It was a busy "vacation" but it was nice to see family, and we hope to do it again soon.