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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Eric Update

E was invited to play in the Missouri All-Star game in Springfield, MO this weekend. The kids on the team are from Vianney, Marquette, Cardinal Ritter and I'm not sure where else. Cameron Biedschied was supposed to play, but he already left for Notre Dame. Eric's team will play teams from seven regions of Missouri. If his team wins on Saturday they play on Sunday at 11:30 am. The championship game is at 5:30. I have a wedding to go to on Saturday, so I'll miss that game, but I'm hoping they win and play on Sunday. I really want to go!

This pic is of Eric, Nolan and their trainer, Tracy. E weighs 210 now, up 15 or 20 pounds since the end of the season. He had lost so much weight playing b-ball.

Notice the Mizzou t-shirt :)



Next Friday is the big day! Off to college he goes. Is he ready? Yes. He's bored out of his mind. Am I ready? I love him, but absolutely yes.

We've done some shopping for his dorm room - actually I'VE done...he couldn't care less what I buy. We still need to get extra long sheets and a fan. Eric is obsessed with having a fan on in his room. He's nervous about sharing a room after having had his own room for so long. It doesn't help that Eric found out through friends that Ryan, his roommate, is a neat freak. When he finds out what a slob Eric is, Ryan is going to FREAK! I feel sorry for him. But maybe E will pick up some good habits? I hope. If Ryan doesn't kill him first...

E has to get a passport for the team trip to Holland, Belgium and France on August 8-18. What an experience. I'm excited for him.

Next time I write, my nest will be empty.

Lynne


Eric Update

E was invited to play in the Missouri All-Star game in Springfield, MO this weekend. The kids on the team are from Vianney, Marquette, Cardinal Ritter and I'm not sure where else. Cameron Biedschied was supposed to play, but he already left for Notre Dame. Eric's team will play teams from seven regions of Missouri. If his team wins on Saturday they play on Sunday at 11:30 am. The championship game is at 5:30. I have a wedding to go to on Saturday, so I'll miss that game, but I'm hoping they win and play on Sunday. I really want to go!

This pic is of Eric, Nolan and their trainer, Tracy. E weighs 210 now, up 15 or 20 pounds since the end of the season. He had lost so much weight playing b-ball.

Notice the Mizzou t-shirt :)



Next Friday is the big day! Off to college he goes. Is he ready? Yes. He's bored out of his mind. Am I ready? I love him, but absolutely yes.

We've done some shopping for his dorm room - actually I'VE done...he couldn't care less what I buy. We still need to get extra long sheets and a fan. Eric is obsessed with having a fan on in his room. He's nervous about sharing a room after having had his own room for so long. It doesn't help that Eric found out through friends that Ryan, his roommate, is a neat freak. When he finds out what a slob Eric is, Ryan is going to FREAK! I feel sorry for him. But maybe E will pick up some good habits? I hope. If Ryan doesn't kill him first...

E has to get a passport for the team trip to Holland, Belgium and France on August 8-18. What an experience. I'm excited for him.

Next time I write, my nest will be empty.

Lynne

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fourteen Years Ago Today...

Fourteen years ago today (May 16th), Larry and I met on a blind date set up by friends.
The four of us had dinner together.
It was a little awkward, understandably,
and both of us were at different places in our lives.
But we knew we wanted to see each other again.
So we went on a real date,
just the two of us,
and after that we were inseparable. 

1st Week
Eric and I hung out by his pool

3rd Week
He took me to New York, where he had to go for business

4th Week
We took his kids, their friends, and Eric to Lake of the Ozarks

5th Week
We stayed at a cabin on a private lake (Windrush) 

6th Week
We went to Rockbridge 
(How cute are Eric's little waders?)

8th Week
Then to Amsterdam

and London

And then we dated for 10 years, got married and lived happily ever after :)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY...I LOVE YOU!






Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our Month in Pictures - April

April flew by. Forgive all the dog pictures, but dogs pretty much consume my life.

And I love it.

I went hiking with Four Directions Hiking (Stray Rescue program). Slapstick is my buddy. I just found out this morning that he went to a foster home. He's been at Stray Rescue for as long as I've volunteered there, which is going on two years. Yay for Slappy!

















I took Huber, a Stray Rescue dog, to an adoption event and took him by our house first. Um, Eric, I'm pretty sure the dog isn't going to be able to get the treat way up there...




We opened our pool. (Stella is obsessed with Larry and has to sit on his lap at all times.)



I went to the cutest used bookstore and may or may not have bought a few books. Notice the resident kitty.




I wish I lived here




I took my friend Kelly's foster puppy, Hydroplane, to the vet for shots. I do that for her whenever I can because she fosters and works full-time, and I like to help her out.




I also helped Kelly fence test another foster, Wojo. He's a big ol' laid back Mastiff who sleeps all day. If you know anyone who wants to adopt him, let me know. He's perfect. He doesn't have a lot of energy and could easily live in an apartment. He doesn't jump fences, by the way :)




And of course I walked dogs at Stray Rescue. This is Edith.




We went to Chicago to visit Julie and Billy.







I used an app to change the color of this pic I took.




This is the only progress made on our bedroom...the deck was filled in with concrete. A whole lotta nothin' going on, but they did deliver the wood to frame the room yesterday, so yay.








Gary turned 50 and had a party I wish I could have gone to :(

Gary and my mom



Gary and Ryan


Gary jammin'




I know...more dogs, but I was driving down the street and this dog, whose name I found out is Reuben, would not let go of his owner's skateboard when they tried to get him to stop skateboarding. He was hilarious. Of course I had to stop and talk to them and take his picture.




He would not get off.





That was my April!

P.S. Eric's last day of school was today. Graduation is May 20th and he leaves for Mizzou on June 3rd. Summer school starts June 4th. He's been working out with a trainer three days a week, playing basketball whenever he can, and has gained 12 pounds since the end of basketball season. He looks healthy!

Lynne
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