Thursday, January 31, 2008

13 Things About Bethany Alyssa

I don't think I have blogged about Bethany very much, so I thought I would write 13 things about my favorite 20 year-old.

1. Bethany was born in Niskayuna, NY

2. Bethany is very tall.

3. Bethany is very photogenic. (This makes her sister a little upset.)

4. Bethany loves basketball and played for many years in junior high, high school, and college.

5. She is loyal.

6. She loves very deeply.

7. She is a tremendous help to me, especially if she knows I am stressed.

8. Bethany is majoring in social work and Bible, and hopes to be a counselor.

9. Her best friend is her sister.

10.Bethany wanted to beat up a little child once because they said something unkind about her brother, Davin.

11.She would much rather wear basketball clothes than get dressed up.

12.Bethany loves to stay up late.

13.Bethany has such a heart for Jesus and a heart for people. I am so proud of the young woman that she has become.

It Can't Be True!

I may be in a bit of denial. It simply can't be true. My Cheney Alan turned 17 yesterday! 17!!!!!!! How did this happen and exactly when did it happen? This past weekend, I scrapbooked some pictures from his third birthday and I have a hard time believing that was so long ago. I guess it was, though. Cheney is now way taller than me, has a man voice, shaves his cute little face and as of yesterday, he has a driver's permit. (In NJ, you have to be 17) So, last night, against my wishes, he headed out from church in his sister Ashleigh's car. This would not have been strange, except this time Cheney was driving! Wow! Am I old, or what? I have three children that can drive. What in the world is going on? I was very nervous for Cheney to drive in Ashleigh's car. I pleaded my case, that it was dark out and he shouldn't really drive for the first time in the dark. Well, I was overruled. And since Ashleigh truly potty trained her sister was she was only 3 years old, I figured she should probably teach Cheney to drive, too! Anyway, I ended up being two cars behind him and he did a great job.

Monday, January 28, 2008

I've Been Around

I have not been on the computer very much as you may have noticed. My computer at home is in the baesment and it is very cold down there in the winter, so...... that is why you have not heard much from me.

Anyway, this past weekend, I went on a scrapbooking weekend with my sister and two friends. It was a wonderful time. Three days of scrapbooking. We never even had to put our stuff away. We just got up in the morning and got to scrapping again. Fabulous! PLUS, someone cooked all of the meals and I just had to go down to the dining hall and get the food. Wonderful! It was so nice to spend the weekend with my sister. I always laugh so much when I am with her. Alan and the boys had a nice "boys' weekend" and didn't make me feel one bit guilty for leaving them. Such nice boys that I have.

Now the weather is a bit more mild, so maybe you will hear more from me, but if we hit a cold spell, then who knows????

Monday, January 07, 2008

A Few Pictures

It was a beautiful wedding. In the first picture are our two daughters. They have been best friends since the day we brought Bethany home from the hospital and Ashleigh tried to feed her a french fry. (That surely is true love.) The second picture is the mother and father of the beautiful bride and last, but not least, the newlywed couple with Ashleigh's cousin Jonah who was their ring bearer. So, our family grows.....I think Kevin is a great addition.

Beautiful Day

The wedding is over, the people have all gone home and we only have a tiny bit of wedding cake left to eat. It was a lovely day and things ran pretty smoothly. Ashleigh looked beautiful and had a great time. Nobody changed their minds and they are now the newlyweds! When I get some pictures, I will post them, but Shelly is hoping to have some posted today or tomorrow! Thank you all for praying.