Ughhhh..... I don't know why it takes me so long to write posts anymore. I have things I want to write, I am constantly writing posts in my mind - but wow - the time just slips away. But I am coming down from the busiest time of my job, the days are getting shorter and I am starting to spend more time in the house, so maybe, just maybe I will be posting more regularly. No promises though!
Today is September 1. Unbelievable. We didn't get warm, summer-like weather until after the 4th of July so it just doesn't seem possible that autumn is right at the doorstep. This past week has been very "fallish" and there is a feeling in the air that tells me we are going to have an early winter. That makes me sad. I love summer so much and I'm just not ready to give it up.
School started this week at the university I work at. After several weeks of a quiet campus it is always fun to see the students come back again. I remember fondly my freshman year of college - right here on the campus I work on. It was so hard to leave my family and move so far away - but it was the best thing I ever did. It changed my life in so many positive ways and I love watching students arrive and know that in many cases they will say the same thing someday. Life is so fresh and exciting when you are 18 - so many things are possible. I know so many moms and dads are praying for their kids as they begin this journey. What a great time of life.
Sweet Aiden Ryan has now been a part of our family for 4 days and we are loving him so much. He seems to be a content little boy and even though I am probably seen as a prejudiced grandmother, I think he is very bright. When I talk to him he just stares intently at me and works his little mouth so hard, like he wants to talk back to me! He tracks me with his eyes and really enjoys hearing my voice. Tyler loves his little brother. On Sunday morning he was crying and Tyler patted his head and said, "Oh baby, do you want to go home?" His daddy was quick to tell him that he was home! It just made me laugh! What fun days they are having in their home.
Our sweet Ava Claire gave us quite a scare last week. I was at work when I got a hysterical phone call from my daughter. The only word I could make out was "ambulance". At first I thought she was trying to tell me that one of her students had to go in an ambulance. Then I caught the word "Ava" and my heart just stopped. I tore out from work to the local hospital ER and found my sweet grandgirl as gray as could be, lethargic and still. It seems that she had a febrile seizure which was brought on by a fever that came over her very quickly. I can safely say I have never prayed so hard as I did on that ride to the hospital. Our sweet girl had a fever of 104.4 - no wonder she was so pitiful. She has recovered well and is her sweet little self again. She is undergoing some further precautionary testing but I feel confident that she is perfectly fine.
I am working on Christmas gifts. Yes, I know. I'm not even ready for fall and I'm working on Christmas. But with a family that keeps growing like mine, it's never too early. And it's so much fun to plan and prepare gifts for the people I love most in the whole wide world.
This Monday marks the beginning of football for the Boise State Bronco's. I am so looking forward to the game between BSU and Virginia Tech. I even bought my very first blue and orange t-shirt to wear. I can't wait! I think we will make hot wings and fries. BSU has really made a name for itself in the world of football and it's fun living in an area that everybody has a new-found interest in.
Well, that's a synopsis of what has been going on around here lately. I really am going to try to blog more regularly.