Please pray for the four officers executed in this horrible crime. This guy deserves to be hunted down like a dog. Our community is in shock, and I can't imagine what their families are going through. Tragic.
I have been thinking all day about the things in life that I have to be thankful for. This time of year, although I know I should be doing it ALL YEAR, I try to remind myself that no matter how bad things seem? We are very fortunate, and our problems are NOTHING compared to the trials that some people go through. We are lucky to have a home. Heat. Food. We are lucky that our kids are healthy, and I can deal with Epilepsy much more than I could deal with losing my sons. We are fortunate to have my mom and my stepdad who do SO MUCH for us. We are lucky to have good friends, who make us laugh...even when things are tough. We have my brother and his family, who we love so much. We both are employed, which is HUGE right now, with the economy being the way it is. We have SO MUCH, and I am vowing to appreciate it more, all year long. I hope you and yours have a fantastic Thanksgiving, and remember how blessed you are...in your own little ways.
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>Coach took off for Alaska for a couple of weeks...things are quiet and going pretty well around here. I have decided to make it fun for us, and we started it off with an evening of pumpkin carving, pizza, and a movie on Friday night.
>Alex has been kicking ass in soccer! He is an excellent defender, and also is good at forward. He loves it and is really good at it. He says he wants to play football next year, but we'll see. We know an excellent football coach too. If he does continue with soccer, he is going to go into a more competitive league. He gets frustrated with some of the kids on his team, who are more there to socialize. I think in a more organized club, he wouldn't have those frustrations! They scrimmaged against the girls that used to be on their team before the sexes separated this year, and beat the girls, who were previously undefeated. The boys were really fired up to play the girls, and got their first win, which made them happy! They also won yesterday in a league game, so that was cool.
>We had lots of fun last night at E and C's for halloween. The kids dressed up (Alex was a zombie, and T was a Jamaican dude with his friend Myles). We had pizza, I made cheese/pepper hot dip, and we watched a movie while the kids terrorized the neighborhood. We headed home and Myles spent the night. Alex and I got to bed about 1, but the older boys stayed up longer. I'm thankful for the extra hour of sleep this week! The boys are awfully quiet today! We're going to see Where the Wild Things Are later with my mom and stepdad.
>My job is going well. The little guy I work with was a severely premature baby (born at 25 weeks) and has sensory issues. He gets overwhelmed very easily, and I am just there as kind of a buffer between him and the real world of public school. I just make his day go easier, take him for adhd meds, and help the kindergarten teacher as well. It's fun and rewarding, and after meeting with the behaviour specialist on Thursday, I think I'll get to be there until the end of the year, and maybe longer! I originally thought it would be just until winter break, but he will probably need me longer. A lot of one on ones get to stay with their kid through more years of school if it is working out, so that's what i'm hoping for.
Hope everyone had a great Halloween, and when I can get my ratchafratchin' pictures to load onto the computer, I'll post them!!!