Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The crew


I know I haven't updated in such a long time. I don't get on the computer nearly as much as I used to. Believe me, that is a good thing! Brandon is now 17 and Cameron 19 (gulp! I was 19 when he was born). Everyone's started school except Brady, who will start speech next week. Brandon and Ryan started first. Brandon's now a junior and Ryan's in the 8th grade. Eighth grade is highschool here so I once again have 2 in highschool. Allie was next, starting Kindergarten a few weeks ago. She goes from 8:15-3:15 which is a long day for her but she's handling it well. We lived in Knoxville when the big boys started K and the only had half days. AnnaClaire started preschool last week and she loves, loves, loves it. She's going to the same preschool that Allie attended for the past 3 years. Cameron had his first day of college yesterday-and I didn't have to drive him there. He was so laid back about getting his license that I jokingly told him several times that I was absolutely NOT participating in a college carpool. He's also gotten a JOB(!!!!)working at a local fast food restaurant and he seems to enjoy it. We are hoping his paychecks might motivate Brandon to get a job as well, but so far not so much. Please keep Brady in your thoughts. His poor teeth are in awful shape and he'll be getting several crowns tomorrow. Because of his age and disposition (LOL) he'll have it done at the surgery center and will be put to sleep. Certainly not as bad a palate surgery but it's always a bit scary to have your child put under. Other than that, not much happening here. We've been working to get the house put on the market but we are slow moving (hmmm, maybe that's where the kids get that). Hopefully we'll be ready by mid September. Last month I was hoping for mid August so don't hold your breath!


Denna said...

So good to hear from you Lisa. Your family is as beautiful as always. Your older boys look younger in that picture. It must be the hair cut.
I will pray that all goes well with Brady.

mommy24treasures said...

I miss your posts so much but I understand.
Everyone looks beautiful.:)
Ryan and Cameron sound so much alike. He is laid back about his license too:) You would think a brand new car would motivate him! He is still happy for mom to go everywhere though;)

LaLa said...

So happy to see pics of the crew. What a beautiful bunch they are! Sorry we didn't get to meet up when I was up your way. Maybe next time you are this way we can!

Oh, you need to come over and see my BIG NEWS...I will need advice from you soon : )

Karen said...

That is a fabulous photo! LOVE it!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I miss you Lisa and updates on your family but I know you are super busy. Look at how tall the little ones are getting....wow!

I can't believe Allie is in kindergarten!!!!! They are all beautiful children.