Friday, February 24, 2012

IHSW Update - or lack thereof.....

I want to apologize for not updatting after IHSW. I hate signing up for something and then not being able to follow through. I did stitch, but on Sunday night my dad became very ill and I had to leave to go to their home in Brainerd, MN which is 2 hours from mine in Minneapolis. He was medically transferred to Abbott Northwestern hospital back in Minneapolis yesterday, so my sister and I drove back home and brought my mom. He is very sick. He is in heart failure which is causing the failure of several other organs. We feel that he  is in the best possible place to be taken care of as Abbott has a wonderful Heart Hospital. They are working to get his heart pumping more blood so that hopefully his kidneys will "wake up" and get back to the business of living. So hard when one of your parents is sick. And so hard for my mom to come to grips with it all. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 50 years. She can't imagine a life without him. Neither can my sister and I.

Back to the hospital I go. Hoping to get there and hear that his kidneys are kicking butt.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 1 ~ National Signing Day!

On February 1st I took the morning off of work to go out to my nephew's school. He is a senior this year and will be heading off to college in the fall. National Signing Day is the day that all the seniors that have been recruited to play sports (or cheerleading in college) sign on the dotted line committing to play for said college.

My nephew AJ was one of these seniors. He will be heading off to the University of New Hampshire in the fall to play Division 1 Soccer for them. Such an exciting day for him and our family. I am so incredibly proud of him. Here are a few photos from that morning....

AJ giving his speech before the signing.

The signing.

My sister, Kelly, AJ and my BIL Dave

AJ and his older sister Lexie. {older, yet shorter :) }

Being unable to have children of my own, these two kids {not so much kids anymore} have been and will continue to be the lights of my life. Love them.