Monday, February 13, 2017

Grandma Lucy

Saturday Larry, Glenn, and I helped move grandma Lucy into Orchard Heights Assisted Living Home.  I have spent many hours preparing for this day.... Glenn had been out of town for over 2 months traveling cross county. The day after Christmas Lucy fell getting into bed. I didn't find her til the next afternoon (she was on the floor for over 13 hours! ) This was not the first time this has happened! She spent a night and day in the hospital and the doctors and social workers all told us she can no longer live on her own. (Which we knew and had tried to get her to move in with us back in August Which is a long story in itself.) Having daily check in's wasn't enough anymore. They also diagnosed her with dimentia  (which we already knew!) With that her daughter Patty moved in to stay with her until we could make permanent arrangements. I started the search. I called more places then I can remember (I stopped counting). I toured many. .. I prayed and cried... when we found Orchard Heights Assisted Living Home Larry and I both knew it was the place. There are so many wonderful things about this place. (I'd move in if I could.)  We took Lucy to see it, have lunch there... many more tears... but Larry and I felt so much peace through the whole thing. Glenn got back mid January, and he agreed the place was a good fit. We moved her in February 11th. We wanted one more birthday in her house. It was a special day. Moving day was a little hard but it went better then I imagined. We went to visit her for Family Home Evening tonight and heart attack her door. It was a nice little visit. The kids got to see the place and thought it was nice. I still worry about her being sad when I go to bed at night, and pray she isn't too scared but I know this is a blessing for her and everyone. We will see her often and shower her with love.

District swim meet

Ethan did a great job at district this weekend! He made it to finals in all 3 of his events. In finals he P.R.ed in all his events. I'm so proud of all his hard work!

Amelia turns 13!

For Amelia's 13th birthday I picked her up from school and took her for an overnight get away at the beach. We stayed at a hotel I used to go to with my parents when I was a kid. We ate out, watched movies, painted nails, and she beat me badly at monopoly. The next day we went shopping then she did a glass blowing class. It was so much fun! Then we came home and her friends surprised her at the movie theater, then surprised her again at one of their houses for ice cream and presents. I think it was a pretty fun way to turn 13! I love this beautiful girl. I'm so lucky to be her mom.

Grandma Lucy turns 96

On January 30th Grandma Lucy turned 96! We planned a surprise birthday party for her at her home. We all just showed up at 4 with food and gifts. It was our last family gathering in her home. She was preparing to move into an assisted living home. It was a nice evening surrounded by family.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Rollerblading

Hayden asked for a pair of Rollerblades dais before Christmas  (to late to get any). So I asked on Facebook if anyone had an old pair. With in the hour we had new to us skates!  She's loving them!

More snow

In January we received more snow (this wasn't all of it! ) The kids missed another day of school. It was a lot of fun though. I loved subbing the next few days and getting to watch kids play in it. My favorite part of subbing is being with my kids!

Missionaries

We were so blessed to have had Elder Hill serve in our ward for several months. We grow to love these guys!  He transferred to Albany just after New Years.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Eve and Day

Christmas was on a Sunday this year! Santa still found us! We had breakfast with the missionaries, (Elder Ales,Hill, Vega, Mckell) Aunt Roxanne, and grandma Lucy. Then we opened gifts from Santa before church. We then came home to open the rest. We had to wait a few minutes because Larry and Ethan took the sacrament to a sister who was ill. A few high light gifts were Ethan built an amazing barn for his sisters American girl doll horses, Santa brought Ruth a flipeze hat and Woodsies animals, Hayden got an ipod, Ethan got a gopro camera, Brock and Amelia both got legos,and clothes, they all were very happy! We also few a few games and other toys but those were the highlights. It was a wonderful day remembering our savior and spending time with family. I forgot to take pictures in the afternoon when we were with the whole Workman group but it was a lot of fun! Emily got a ticket to the New Kids on the Block concert so we can go together! So did Johnnie. It really was just a peaceful wonderful Christmas season. As I look back on how hard the beginning of the month was and how I'm not ready for Christmas to be over now I realize that even though we miss Nadine we filled this month literally with light because of the light the world campaign from the church. We had our morning devotional every morning and focused on the Savior, served in so many ways, spent so much quality time together, played, laughed, cuddled, and just filled our home and life with love. I'm not sure in ready to get back to regular life. ... Christmas 2016 was amazing and not because of the gifts under the tree (although Larry did spoil me I got a Vitamix!) But it was amazing because we focused on the real gift! Jesus Christ!

Oregon Garden

My sister Emily works at the Oregon Garden and has gotten us tickets 2 years in a row now. It's so much fun! This year was even more awesome with all the snow!

Snow Days!

The kids got 3 extra days off of school for Christmas break because of the snow storm. It was the best snow we'd had in years! Too bad it was gone before Christmas! I was so proud of Brock's huge snowman!