Friday, March 23, 2007

Letters from Dustin

We've gotten a few more letters from Dustin, he says he is doing well and is "best of the best' (in something unreadable,lol)

which to him means "you can send me food now". lol.

He also is not a fan of Missouri! Apparently, it warmed up, and then got cold again. He says if by some chance the US ever got invaded? (which he went on to assure me won't happen,lol, just in case I was worried, I guess) that whoever invaded would NOT want to have anything to do with Missouri.

He says the time is flying by. For those of us here at home, it seems like it will be forever till June!!

April will not be going to graduation with us, she has a Youth Group trip that falls in the same time span.

Dustin sounds like he is standing tall and proud:) and doing very well. So proud of him. And what a delight his letters are....I actually never thought he'd write back,lol, so this has been a nice surprise.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The little Orphan blog

This blog appears to be my little forgotten 'child'. Heck, I'm not even sure if anyone in my family ever even stops by here,lol, and that was the whole reason I started it!

April is going to be in a duet solo tonight at her concert for chorus at high school, woo hoo! Go, April! :)

I was worried that I didn't spend enough time on the web,lol, so I came up with the bright idea of trying to get a listing of blogs by members of Soldiers Angels, and posted a message on the SA forums to try and get that started.(after surfing through 274! pages of members listings, and checking out all the members that had websites listed to see if they were blogs...can you say "my butt is getting big?"and let's not even talk about carpal tunnel:)

And then, in case that wouldn't take up enough time? rofl. Because there appear to be a million Soldiers Angels on MySpace, and I would never have enough room to list all their blogs, I broached the idea of starting a MySpace blog group for blogging MySpace Angels ( I always wondered what that 'blog group' button meant,lol.) I'll wait to see if there's any interest in that, or if someone sends me a message saying gosh, Kathi, there's been a group like that for AGES, and you just used the wrong search term to look for it.

Other than that, my other news is we got a letter from Dustin...(who,by the way, mixed up the envelopes and letters to me and his dad, that could have been bad,lol, but they are basically the same short note)  and he is doing well....has qualified so far on the weapons he needed to qualify on and is looking forward to being maced and tasered, just like Kyle was in Jailer's School. (Also like Kyle, he will have video footage of the events. )

Looks like April won't be going with us to Missouri in June for graduation, she has a chance to go to Virginia Beach with her youth group from church.

And that's about all I can think of to put on this 'forgotten little blog' for right now:)

Hope everyone is having a good week!


Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy St. Pat's, and Gathering of Eagles? and Other Stuff


and Gathering of Eagles is still going to happen in DC tomorrow, but it might be without Tony and I being there......darn it.....we are getting slammed with a winter snowstorm, and it's iffy as to whether or not we will be able to make it up there. (I didn't even make it into work today.)

I have just spent HOURS sending messages on MySpace to 175 of Dustin's friends, as his page got 'hacked' and is sending out 'hacker' messages to all the people on his Friend's list.  We've also sent him a letter, asking for his password, so we can fix the mess. ARGGHHHH!

Also, Emma's maternal grandmother was in a very bad car accident, I know she and her family would appreciate your prayers. Thank you.

That's it for now, April is chomping at the bit to get on the computer!!


Saturday, March 10, 2007

MMMM....Maple Sugar :)

We'll be going to the 49th Annual Highland County Maple Sugar Festival  this weekend.

So, I expect I'll be a few pounds heavier, the next pics you see of me:) LOL.

We've heard from Dustin, and he's doing well.

April got contact lenses:) and my cousin Brian and his wife welcomed their new daughter Hannah this past week.

Love to all :)


Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Happy Birthday to...

My Youngest Sister!!

and the blog she and her husband have about their Chinese adoption is :


Love Ya,Sis!

Friday, March 2, 2007

April's New Hairdo, and Other Things

For those of you I didn't email the picture to, here is April's new haircut.....and she also got it colored, with strands of red and blonde, and black at the ends. Very nice.....but I think it sure makes her look more grown up (lol, what every 15 year old wants, and what every 15 year old girl's mother DOESN'T want:)

We've also ordered contacts for her, which should be coming in soon.

In other news, I fell on some ice/mud on our front walkway when I was coming home from work Monday night, and managed to wrench my back(and also jar my left shoulder,which swelled up at the joint for a day or so.) Which means I have been off this week, to let my back start to heal up. It's finally feeling better, and it's back to work this weekend.

April got selected to go to the Junior High District Chorus later this month, one of only 3 girls selected from a possible 16. Go,April! :)