Sunday, April 15, 2012

Empty House

We have never had family come to visit consecutively like these last three and a half weeks were.
It was such fun and work!! Now I need to get busy and clean the house!

Today I drove James, Ashley and Lance down to Fargo to "hopefully" catch an Allegiant Air flight to LA. We were so happy to find out that they were able to get on the plane!
They fly standby and when they planned to come on AA from LA the plane only had one seat left and of course they wanted to all go together. It took them two days of finagling to get to Fargo. A week later we had Lanced blessed at church. We do not believe little children need to be baptized until they are eight and only bless them after birth. It was a great experience for us, one of the few times we have been able to be there when a grandchild was blessed and we have missed one baptism.
Lance's blessing - April 8c, 2012.    
Grandpa and Grandma, James and Ashley

Ashley and Lance

James and Lance

James, Ashley and Lance

I am too tired to finish this tonight so will add more tomorrow.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three Weeks of Company

It has been a very busy three weeks. Brian arrived to visit and do some Makeover Workshops with his cosmetic line, Workshop Cosmetics. He did two workshops in Roseau, one at From Head to Toe and at Sublime. Then the second week he presented classes at cosmetology school in Bemidji, two in Minneapolis and one in Fargo. It was wonderful to have him and hard to see him leave.

James and Ashley finally received Lances passport. they flew from Taiwan to Hong Kong then on to LA last Friday. After some maneuvering they were able to catch flights from LA to Chicago and from there to Fargo.
 I am looking forward to visiting our children and grandchildren after I retire.

Little Lance is a delight. It is so surprising to see his fair skin and blue eyes. Ashley said he was the only baby in the nursery with blue eyes and fair skin among all the Taiwanese babies.Must be something in the genes. The first night he slept with me so they could sleep through the night undisturbed, although they both woke up at 5:30 am when he woke up.

Lance will be blessed at Church on Sunday. I am so pleased to see we have that opportunity. We have not been there when any of Michelle's children were blessed.

When they get up to feed him in the morning, I also get up.
Grandma and Lance playing at 7:30 this morning.

Lance and I.

Lance started cooing recently so here he is talking to me!
This is the week that Michelle sends in several of her credential papers for her student teaching. She said it has been a very challenging month and she had to tell the music students she teaches that she was going to take the month off. She said it was so nice to be able to focus on the classes.

She is student teaching 5-6 beginning band and advance band. She has found this to be very enjoyable with much challenges with the beginning students. It has been a learning situation, to say the least.