Thursday, May 7, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

It really has been a very busy past few days. I can't believe it's been almost a week since I've posted. Here are a few of the things we've been doing, and a few photos...
• Last Friday morning, very early, we went to a mini concert of Bryan's at school. The jazz band played, and also his sax quartet played the piece they did at the state competition. Very nice to finally be able to hear the result of all of their hard work.
Sax quartet - Bryan is 2nd from right.

An improvisational solo. He loves jazz.

• Spent time with our playgroup. Kids and moms, getting together and having fun! Here are 9 members of our crew.

• Kaitlyn arrived home on Sunday night from college in Missouri. It's been very nice to spend time with her and catch up on all of the latest.

• Kaitlyn was ready to hit the ground running and get busy with wedding preparations. This girl has had us both very busy all week with errands and crafts. It is great to see lots of things being done and lots more plans being made.

• We've made numerous trips to the craft stores. Michael's employees now greet us by name and have a cart ready and waiting for us. Just kidding about that last part of course.

• Bryan, his girlfriend, Erin, and I went to the tux place and he made a decision about what to wear for prom. Prom will be next weekend.

• We found a new home for our little Sophie. It's a long story, but involves the fact that our 2 cats never got along, even after a year of living together. We had debated for a long time about whether or not to find a new home for her. It was sad to make the decision to do it, but we found a wonderful family for her. I received an update yesterday, and she seems to be doing well.

We will miss her, and we hope that she will be happy with her new family.

• We finished making decisions about new kitchen counter tops and sink. Yay! It's about time. I look forward to the installation!

• I helped catch a wasp for Jadyn to take for show-n-tell at preschool. That sounds safe, doesn't it? The wasp goes to school. She's a girl, and Jadyn will correct me every time I refer to her as a "he".

• We visited Bryan at work, on one of our many errand trips. He works at an Arby's-Sbarro restaurant.

We were thinkin' Arby's.


sunshine said...

We missed you!
Looks like you had a very busy, happy week though. Lot's of fun stuff going on.
I'm glad that you found a new home for your cat. If they weren't getting along then I'm sure she'll he happier where she is. I know how hard of a decision that must have been though...
What a nice looking bunch of kids you have!
I love arby's too. Mmmmm....

Lea said...

There u r!

Wow, sounds like a busy house yours. We have very much the same life minus the toddler! Weddings, proms, life!

Happy Mother's Day my friend. You deserve the BEST day!


Jboo said...

What a busy and fun week!! Isn't it so great to have the older kids and a little one too!

Wow -- am so impressed that you caught a wasp!!!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!


Gail said...

What a great post, busy life.

A few years ago we had to make a similar decision about one of our cats too. Fortunately my parents were able to take our cat.

Happy Mother's Day, have a wonderful day with your sweet family!

Terry said...

A wasp! could she bring a safe little rolly polly you find under rocks ;) May is always such a busy month. We have every weekend booked! And then we need the weekdays to prepare for the partying weekends.Oh we are such party animals...not!

Looks like you guys are having alot of fun, spring is great!

Beach Mama said...

Hey Laura! Thanks for your comment on our blog anf for following our family. Looks like we have a lot in common. I look forward to following along with your family as well!

Anita said...

WOW! Talk about packing it all in! LOL!! And a wasp? What WERE you thinking? Brave soul, brave soul!

Sounds a bit like us just add moving in there too and a graduation! AAAHHH!!! Come check out our news!

Colleen said...

Wow busy week is right!!! I'm tired just reading LOL
I love the pictures...all of them!!! The last one is my favorite!!!! I love Arbys!!
I was cracking up over the wasp LOL
Thank you for commenting on my photo are my very first and may be only comment : )

Jean said...

Sounds busy but productive! Love your pics!! The wasp looks scary - you must be very brave!