Thursday, August 23, 2012

This and That

Lucas had a great first day at school today!  He was clingy when I first dropped him off, but then he started playing and waved good bye.  When I picked him up, he was having a snack and his teachers said he had a great day.  That boy is so sweet.  Do you know what he did?  When we got home from school he leaned over and kissed me on my chest and said, "I kissed your heart, Mommy!"  Oh man, he is a charmer.

The girls are about to finish up their first full week in 2nd grade.  Tomorrow is their first spelling test of the year and they are fully prepared to ace it.  This weekend we are heading down to Dallas to take a little family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge.  Seriously, if there is one in your area and you have kids, go check it out.  It is such a fun family getaway.  My kids are really stoked!

There is big news in my family right now- my dad is getting married in January.  I will write more about this later, but one of the main things leading up to this event is that he is selling his house and building a new home with his future wife.  This fall I will have the monumental task of going through the rest of my mom's things.  Let me rephrase that-- going through ALL of my mom's things.  This will be a large and painful task, but I know I can't keep it all.  This past weekend, I decided to move my old desk, from my old room over to my current house.  I've been needing a desk all of my own, and I am super pleased with my new space.  Now Mike and I can work together in the office-- him at his desk, and me at mine.  The desk itself is an antique roll top with all kinds of interesting word work.  I love it.
My "new" desk.  I love all the nooks and crannies for storing pencils and paper.  
Also, the photos on top were just the same ones my mom had up at her house.  I will eventually change them.  Not sure it's my style to have a big photo of me on my desk. Ha!
My mom and I scoured lots of antique stores to find just the right desk, so it has some special memories attached to it. 


Ashley said...

Shocking news about your Dad. I'm glad he's found happiness again. Going through your Mom's things is indeed going to be tough. I remember doing that before we sold Dad's condo. I have a duffle bag of some things I just couldn't part with. It will bring you some closure in the end. I'll be thinking of you and praying for a peaceful transition. Love you!

Maria Rose said...

Lucas is so sweet. You may need a few more heart kisses through the coming months.

Joe and Talsie said...

Did God ever know what you would need in the future when he gave you that sweet boy! I have something for you. I've actually had it for a while but haven't gotten myself together to send it. Message me your address and I'll get it in the mail soon!

Susan said...

That desk is amazing and I know it brings sweet memories to you each time you sit down.