Monday, November 9, 2015

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

I can't believe it has been almost another year past.  It seems like I just wrote that it was a review of another year!  How it flies whether or not we are having fun, so we  may as well have fun right?

It has been an eventful year.  Let me see if I can recap some of it.

Work and more work of course.  Lay offs and re hires, changes, and so forth, all take place all the time in the work field, especially when the oil field is involved.  Major political changes which affect the economy, and which also affect our jobs and lives have happened.  Some good and some really not so good, but we roll with the punches and try to make the best of situations.

No new grandbabies this year, but we have had great fun with the ones we have.  Can't believe how fast they
grow and how much fun they have been. 
Xander is loving having sleepovers with me, especially when Logan is out of town.  We have some great fun together.  I miss not having Wyatt here every day after school.  It seems I hardly ever see him any more and when he does come over, he is such a grown up boy now that he mostly likes to hang with the big boys downstairs in the dungeon staring at screens, that fry their brains out.  LOL. 
Jax is finally warming up to me, I guess it is because Grandpa isn't always around, so he has to like me a bit more.  I keep the faith that as he grows, he will come to understand more that I am going to be his best friend.  Right now he loves his Grandpas the most, and that's okay too.  He is the cutest little bug, strutting around like he owns the world and he pretty much does.  He will be two in Jan, Wyatt will be ten, and Xander just turned four.  Crazy year with the little boys.
Fell asleep at his own birthday party

I won't talk much about my kids, as they don't like me sharing all that they have been doing, but Kyre is engaged to a super great guy, David, and Matt and Beth got married!  Yay for both of them.  So happy for them.  Tal and Jim are always buzzing busy around like a family of bees, and are working on getting foster kids in their home.  Some of the kids are in school, some working, and some enjoying life.  I sure can't complain.

We had a great time camping for two weeks this past summer.
Memories  - sisters
I love camping. I love it because being in nature is just the best. 
Memories - cousins
I love the mountains,  I love the peace, and I love the crazy fun that comes with throwing in a couple of family reunions into the mix. 
Oh ya......
I must admit that I am going to downsize my camper.  I really want to have one that I can pull or drive by myself when Logan isn't around.  I absolutely love my current trailer, but it is just too much for me to hook up and do all on my own, and I don't want that to be the deciding factor if I get to go camping or not.
Best friends were made
I tried it with just a tent one time and the first night was great, but we woke early to a horrific wind which had our tent pretty much flattened to the ground with us girls in it, and we had to take it all down and pack up in the wind before we blew away.  Not fun.
New friends were made
An experience though.  :)
Coolin off in the pool - it was super hot!

Good food was had by all.
That is what it is all about.  Memories. I love the quote from Og Mandino - 

“I am convinced that the greatest legacy we can leave our children are happy memories: those precious moments so much like pebbles on the beach that are plucked from the white sand and placed in tiny boxes that lay undisturbed on tall shelves until one day they spill out and time repeats itself, with joy and sweet sadness, in the child now an adult.”

Memories and fun were had by all.
 I love making memories, and I love remembering them. 
Some were on-lookers
I have many fond memories, and hope that when my kids are older, they will say they have many as well. 
Some were participants
I love spilling out the memories and allowing them to repeat their emotions within me. 
All were great memories!
What a treasure.  What a great legacy.

To making many more memories in the coming months and years - here's to you!  Remember what is important - always.


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