Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We are moving to Seattle!

In the later part of May, the kids and I are packing up the van and driving west. This has been a dream of mine for a long time. I never thought we would be splitting up our family to do so though. Jeff just started a new job and will stay behind to take care of the house and our pets. At least he will still be nearby for Heather. I did not like the thoughts of her being on one side of the coast and us on the other. Jeff will fly out when Joseph has surgery but then will return home.

The reason behind the madness for moving is due to Joseph's health. He will be having spinal surgery on July 15Th followed by brain surgery a few months later. His caring page has more details. www.caringbridge.org/visit/josephsprouse

I am scared to death to drive solo across the country. I am one of those that falls asleep 10 minutes in the car no matter where we are going! We are planning a few stops along the way; The Arch of St. Louis, and the Oregon Trail to name a few. We are excited at the prospects of seeing parts of the country we might never have had a the opportunity to otherwise see. I have to keep reminding Sarah to stop hoping to see a tornado (long distance of course) through Tornado Alley-she wants to go storm chasing someday. I told her this IS NOT that time! :0)

Say a lot of prayers that the trip for us is safe, our van makes the journey with out breaking down and the finances we need to get there are revealed.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

First day of soccer season

Saturday was Emily's first soccer game of the season. She had to miss the opener because she had picked up a nasty gastric bug that kept her out of even the second game. :0( She played hard and did not utter a complaint once about the rain or mud. Emily is the one in the hot pink shorts! This is a new team for Emily. The league makes the girls go to a all girls team when they turn 10. She has a great coach, who coached Sarah Elizabeth when she was younger!

Joseph is a great cheerleader! He cheers for Emily and he cheers for the team. everybody gets a kick out him. After the game he ran up to Emily and gave her a huge hug. ;0)

Atta girl Emily, Go Eagles!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Happy 19th Birthday Heather!

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I cannot believe that my baby girl will turn 19 on April 25Th. We celebrated her birthday a week early because Trevor (her beau) is taking her to North Carolina. We had a fun evening. Jennifer ( a dear friend) and her beau Orion as well as our neighbors from across the street David and Barbara came for dinner and carrot cake. We put 19 candles on the cake and let me tell you...there was some serious heat being put out. I was worried we would need a fire extinguisher to help her blow them out! ;0)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Funny with Stinky and Smelly!

On one of our last evenings in Seattle we met Janet and Barbara at the waterfront. The most delicious dinner was had at Steamers. Does it get any better than this.....clam chowder, a sour dough roll, fish and chips and hot tea? I do not think so. Only one other thing would have made the evening complete...Heather.
Golly I missed Heather so much when we were in Seattle. Seattle was always "our special place". This is the second time I have been here without her this year and it looks like I will be here several more times without her.