Friday, June 1, 2012

Goodbye, May! Hello, June!

May has finally come to a close.... It was a very busy month for us!  Bare with me as I try my best to recap this CRAZY month!
Josie and I started off with a fun trip to Minnesota (see last post) to see my brother and his family.  We were actually gone on Josh's 31st birthday (he said that was okay because he was in the middle of Law School finals).  So, we surprised him with a cookie cake (of course!) when we got home later that weekend! 

 While we were gone to Minnesota, Josie's "school" had field day.  Each class wore a different colored tie dye shirt and had lots of fun activities.  Since we missed it, one of Josie's teachers was so sweet to make Josie feel extra special after our return.  Josie wore her "field day attire" and they had a "mock field day" and Josie was soooo excited, because she said that she won the medal for the big race!!!  (Thanks to Miss Catherine for making her feel so special!)  Doesn't my big girl look so cute (and grown up) in her tshirt and shorts!?!?  :)

We have had some VERY hot weather lately!

 Josie is like her Mommy.... she likes to get some sun!

Due to the hot weather, Josh and I decided to do what all good parents would do (that dont own a boat or have a swimming pool in the yard)..... We created our very own water park!
 Fun Memories!!!

May is also my birthday month.  I had a pretty bittersweet birthday this year.  Granny Kate (my dad's stepmother and the only grandmother I have ever known on Dad's side of the family) passed away after a 9 week struggle in the hospital.  She and my grandfather were in an awful car accident back in March and Granny Kate fought very hard to live, but she ultimately lost the battle and she's gone to Heaven.  We know that she's no longer in pain or suffering, but we sure do miss her.  Unfortunately, we buried her in Jackson on my birthday.  Sad day.
I returned from the cemetery to find that my precious Josie and Josh had made me a delicious birthday cake!  What a great surprise!  They sure do know how to make me feel special!

My dad also had a big health scare this month and we are grateful that he is now recovering and feeling better.  Granny Kate passed away the morning of Dad's surgery.  TOUGH.  DAY.

On top of that, Mott Mott (my maternal grandmother) has been in the hospital in Jackson for a over a month due to a fractured vertebrae in her back and a few other health issues.  So, my parents have really had a tough time lately as Dad would go in one direction to Memphis to check on my grandfather and Granny Kate and then Mom headed in the opposite direction as she checked on my grandmother everyday in Jackson.  I'm SO happy to report that Mott Mott has made it back home to Brownsville.  That makes my heart happy.  She's such a fighter.

We had a great Memorial Day weekend (with NO pictures to share.... shame on me)  We spent a lot of time with family and friends.  It's so fun to get together with friends and their children.  Times have certainly changed and I love this stage in our life.  There's nothing sweeter than hearing the giggles of all the little kids and watching them run and play with such innocence.  Sometimes I wish that I could go back to that age.... just for a moment :)

So, the month of May was certainly full of many ups and downs.  I'm very ready to kick off a new month and I look forward to creating LOTS of fun summer memories!  Two weeks til Destin.... the countdown has begun!  I hear the beach calling my name :)

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