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The Best Laid Plans…

December 26, 2008

I was determined that for once I would be asleep by midnight on Christmas Eve.  Well that didn’t happen and I didn’t sleep well and was awake at 6:30 in the morning. 

But with that being the only exception…I had a great Christmas.  I think the whole family did. 

Everyone got a little something they wanted.  But, my favorite part was spending the whole with the family and not having the kids running in different directions.  I don’t think anything could have made the day better.

A few tidbits from the day:

Ryan loved his Happy Hooker book.

Shea put his tighty-wighties on like a kid playing Superman (he’s about to be 16)

Sara finally has her own camera and Three Jonas Brother’s Tour books.

Tesa didn’t get a dog, but did get a barking phone.

Santa brought Luke the Lego set that is no longer manufactured.

Cory hopes he’s going to A&M because of the stuff bought for him.

Erin is all accessorized with her Easy Bake oven.

Mark and I are all ready for our Cruise in February!

Hope everyone had a Wonderful Holiday!

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Everything Changes

November 15, 2008

I checked my voicemail this afternoon at work and found my son had left me a message.  This child who never uses a phone actually called me and left a message.  He wanted to let me know that he had been accepted to Baylor University.  I was sitting at my desk with tears and sniffles.  My baby is grown up, when did this happen?  I am so proud of everything he has accomplished.  I won’t take credit for it because he is definitely his own person and has shown much maturity and reasoning abilities. 

But I sat there for several minutes recalling bits and pieces from the past and wishing I could have some of them back.  I remember how he called himself “Baby Cory” until his sister Sara came along at 2 1/2 years.  He took to calling her “Baby Sara” and I can still hear his little voice talking to his sister.  I remember seeing him with his best friend right before they became best friends at 6 & 7 years old.  They were playing on the playground and decided to swing and held hands trying to stay together.  Or the time in 6th grade when he came home with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and read it in a weekend!  To just last weekend when I drove 3 1/2 hours to Arlington to watch him run his last Cross Country race of his High School career in a 15 minute race.  He did a great job, beating out at least 80 other kids running to come in the top 25!

I’m very proud of him and all he has accomplished and all that he will become.  He is a remarkable kid, he will always be my baby and I’ll always be his Mother.  And that’s ok, as long as I let him fly! 

Cory before Homecoming

Cory before Homecoming