Friday, February 27, 2015

Five on Friday

1. Today is my momma's birthday. I can't begin to tell you how much she means to me. I spent the first half of my life learning from her, being raised by her example. Now I get to spend this season of my life with her as my best friend. I still learn from her-how to be strong when things are harder than you can imagine, how to love unconditionally, and someday how to be the best nana in the entire world. Everyone who meets her immediately wants to be her friend because she's the kindest, most selfless person I know. I hope I am half the person she is.
Happy birthday momma, I love you.
My mom and dad with their grandsons and granddaughter

2. March Madness begins in just a few short weeks. Are you ready? I am. In case you missed it-I have won my bracket challenge at work the past 5 of 6 years. (I did not participate the year UK didn't make the tournament.) Last year, all the naysayers laughed as I picked UK to go to the national championship. Ha ha.
Also, I beat Chuck Lakes last year. Just want that on record.

3. The Lakes boys are about half way through the school year. Trying really hard not to think about the fact the twins will be FRESHMAN next year. That's just...I can't even. Jackson is finishing up his last year at East (what?!?) and will be moving to the Intermediate building in fall. And our little Moose, is finishing up Kindergarten. All four of them are excellent students-bringing home straight As and honor roll awards. Their teachers tell us how they are leaders in their class and are so kind to others. I couldn't be more proud of them.
Yup, all 4 boys are in glasses or contacts now. Sorry kids!

4. After getting next to no snow all winter, we got about a foot of it in one week. The boys were off school for 5 days in a row. It was crazy. Even they were ready to go back when it was all said and done. I think we are all ready for summer and our annual vacation to Florida.
A heart shaped snowball, love this boy.

I found Moose and Jack's snow pants AFTER this was taken. Sigh.

5. Chuck turned 40 this month. FORTY. That's like 280 in dog years. He's pretty old. :)
Just kidding. He will always be the love of my life no matter how old we both get. And I think he's pretty hot for an old guy. ;)

The kids were pretty excited about decorating the house and font yard. ALL of the neighbors knew it was his birthday. Ha ha!

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks like you all have been busy!
love all the photos and i have to agree with you now as an adult my mom and i are the best of friends too.