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DD - Officially a Teen :(

May 23rd, 2011 at 08:57 am

DD, my baby, is now officially be a teen! Today is her birthday. Boo hoo -- I wish she could stay little forever! Smile Actually, she is pretty good. Saturday night she had a slumber party with 6 girls spending the night. Swimming, eating, oujia board, eating, Harry Potter movie, eating, Wii, makeup, talking, etc. Very loud around here! The girls were up until 3-4 am. DH and I are still tired. It was interesting to hear what they were chatting about. Boys of course. Even mentioned ole Arnold (former Gov of CA). The talk was not favorable. Shows that girls do pay attention to what goes on.

It was a little bittersweet - leftovers from FIL's reception fed all the girls with only the addition of pizza to round out the party. FIL would have been happy that the food did not go to waste.

A Salute to FIL - RIP :(

May 22nd, 2011 at 06:47 pm

My FIL had been battling pneumonia for about 3 months. Tough to beat when one is 90 and also suffering from dementia. He was able to come home on hospice and passed away the next day. It was clear that FIL knew that he was at home. He had told us in the past that he hated hospitals and the like. It seems that he was hanging on until he came home. So he got what he wanted. A great man - WWII veteran, husband, father, hunter, fisherman, jokester......
Always giving to others....

DH (baby of 3) as well as our DD seemed to take it the hardest. FIL stayed with us for a time until a caregiver took over. And weekends when she was off. DH was at his home every day taking care of the house. He lived a long, good life and as DH says, "Dad got his money's worth".

RIP, FIL - you are missed.