Monday, August 20, 2012

He Ain't a Baby No More!

First Day of Kindergarten!
So last night we talked to Iain about going to school today, and how he is such a big boy now.  We made sure he remembered his bus number, the bus rules, classroom number and his teachers name, as well as which character on the gym wall he goes to to line up with his class.  (He just looked at me like, yeah Mom, I got this already!...*eyeroll*)

This boy even wanted a brand new alarm clock because he is such a big kid!

In the process of transitioning him to being this big boy, we also moved Lachlan to his own room, because Lachlan goes to bed easy and Iain still likes us to lay down with him, and we thought this might help the process.

Little did I know what I was in for!   I am already a little sad that my little boy is a big kid going on his first day of school, but Iain really took me for a loop!  When I went in to lay down with him in bed, he told me "Mom, I don't need you anymore!  But I still love you"   He went to bed by himself for the very first time last night.  I cried... and I think I am still crying a little.

When he decided he was a big boy, that was IT! PERIOD!

So in the last week, my little boy learned to ride his bike, is going to school and finally kicked us out of his room at bedtime.   Now I guess we have a little man! LOL!

Friday, May 25, 2012

3 Weeks...

I can't believe that time has been moving so unbelievably fast through the last few weeks.  It doesn't seem possible that the last 8 years are already past, and that we are finally going home...

I will admit that as today is the last game I will ever work at Creek my emotions are running a bit high... It doesn't seem possible, but I think I will actually miss these kids... OK... I know I will.

3 weeks left to pack... I gotta get my butt in gear, even though I know we have packed boxes galore, it just deesn't seem like anything is quite done... lots of packing... my room is yet untouched, and believe me that room alone will take a week it seems... so there is much to do this weekend.

I find myself to be terribly impatient... I am at the point of waiting, sitting here wanting to know about this job... I know it feels like a great fit, and I find myself wanting this job more and more... I just really don't want to be disappointed... hoping for the best.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lost Loved Ones...

So ,I was just sent the obituary of Aunt Garnett, and thought I would share it, when it just got me thinking of how many loved ones we have lost in just the last few months... it just doesn't seem right to lose so many wonderful people in such a short time.. I know it isn't a loss, but rather a temporary goodbye, but for some reason or another, it just doesn't make it any easier while we are here, because these precious people leave such a huge imprint on our hearts.  I just wanted to post these, so I have them, and so they are here.
Lynx, Ashes... I haven't forgotten you either....

March 17, 2012

Wilma Jane (Frye) Kuhn

TERRE HAUTE — Wilma Jane (Frye) Kuhn, 81, went to be with the Lord at 2:20 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012, at home surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Edgar County on Aug. 31, 1930, the daughter of Leslie L. and Vera Marie (Leasher) Frye. She married Clayton E. Kuhn of Marshall on June 25, 1948, in Clark County.

She is survived by her husband; five children, Debra (Larry) Dickson of Marshall; Curtis (Mary) Kuhn of Grand Prairie, Texas; Sheila (Kevin) Davidson of Marshall, Darrell (Kathy) Kuhn of Marshall, and Vanessa (Danny) Pinkston of Parksville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren: Jason and Kirsten Kelly, Anne and Orion; Daniel Kuhn; Aimee and Allen Smith, Iain and Lachlan; Leslie and Russell Moran, Russ; David Kelly and finance April Scott, Autumn, Ethan, Logan and Anthony; Lucas and Toni Floyd, Alexis and Haley; Matthew and Sarah Davidson, Xander, Raylee, Ezra and Zoe; Charity and Abdiel Palafox; Aaron and Delonda Floyd; Kristen and Ryan Sullivan; Jordan Davidson; Justin and Joy Kuhn and Amber Kuhn; and many nieces and nephews.

Wilma is also survived by two sisters, Pauline Beauchamp of Paris and Darlene (Max) Elliott of Union, Mich., two stepsisters and one stepbrother.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Marie Leasher; her father, Leslie L. Frye; her stepmother, Undine Eldredge Frye; her brother, Earnest Eugene Frye, and one stepsister.

Wilma was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed being involved in church activities and spending time with her family. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, and gardening. She practiced hospitality and always opened her doors to those in need.

She was retired from TRW and Charles Industries in Marshall. She was an active member of the Marshall church of Christ and also attended the Paris church of Christ.

 Wilma was loved and cared for by her caretakers Dawn Mead, Marilyn Duzan, Kay Adams, Kathy Cox, and previously by Kay Martin, Teresa Brewster, Marilea Plew, Janice Wallace and others.

Celebration of her life will be at the Marshall church of Christ on Monday at 10 a.m. with Gordon Wonsey, minister of Paris Church of Christ officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall and also one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will follow at the Marshall Cemetery. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall City Band.

Garnett Lucille Floyd
(May 9, 1927 - April 21, 2012) 

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Mrs. Garnett Lucille Kelly Floyd 84 of Shelbyville died Saturday, April 21st, at the Christian Care Center of Bedford County. She was born May 9, 1927 in Paris, Illinois; a retired employee of Musgrave Pencil Company and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Mildred Fuqua Kelly and the wife of the late Charles A. Floyd. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Ashby.
She is survived by three sons, Robert L. Floyd of Shelbyville, Charles Edward “Chuck” (Dorothy) Floyd of Houston, Texas, Russell Eugene (Cindy) Floyd of Marshall, Illinois; two sisters, Nora Lance and Carolyn Comstock of Paris, Illinois; five brothers, Forrest Kelly, Herman Kelly, Jim Kelly, Jack Kelly and Wayne Kelly all of Paris, Illinois; eighteen Grandchildren and thirty-one Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 25th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Kevin Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

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Leo Winston Hindsley, 82, went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2011, with his wife at his side. A memorial service will be held at Holly Hill Church of Christ on December 8, 2011 at 11 AM. Leo was born on November 15, 1929 in Rochester, Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife, Darlene; as well as three daughters and sons-in- law, Kathleen and Mikel Pistole of Almont, Michigan, Rebekah and Barry Pate of Plano, Texas and Cynthia and John Michaelis, of Ponce Inlet, Florida. Other survivors include his grandchildren, Rhonda Stroud and husband, Dwayne, Jennifer Strbenac and David Kunz, Gavin Pate and wife, Elizabeth, Vanessa Logue and husband, Trey, Andrea Mead and husband, Marc, Eric Michaelis and wife, Laura, Owen Michaelis and wife, Erin; as well as 11 great-grandchildren. He also leaves one surviving brother, Duyane Hindsley. Leo and his family served as missionaries in France from 1957 to 1963. This stage of their life opened up the door to much travel, which became a shared pastime for the family. After returning to the U.S., the family resided in Michigan where he ministered to several churches of Christ in the Detroit area. He completed his university education at this time, eventually earning his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He taught History at Michigan Christian College (now Rochester College) from 1968 until his retirement in 1992. After retiring, Leo and Darlene moved to Murray, Kentucky for seven years, where he pursued his passion for raising horses and boating. In 1999, they settled in Port Orange, Florida, where he taught Bible classes at Holly Hill Church of Christ and served briefly as an elder. He later helped establish the Port Orange Church of Christ. He continued to breed horses and received much pleasure from watching his horses graze on his lovely property. Leo was admired for his gentle spirit, his brilliant mind, and his dedication to serving God. To know him was to love him. He will be sorely missed by his extended family and his many friends throughout the world. Condolences may be shared with the family In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Holly Hill Church of Christ Food Bank for helping in feeding the many homeless children in the Daytona Beach area. The mailing address is: Holly Hill Church of Christ Food Bank, 1725 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117. 

And, my beautiful Kitties... I miss my girls... a bunch!

                   Lynx - my beautiful old girl  - she was so sweet all the way to the end... Love her.

Ashes - " Gray butt", "Bug"

in her favorite spot in the weeds under the rose bush.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Yup...Changes are on the way.  It is well over due, and time for those changes to come.

It is official, we have made the plans to make changes to address, jobs, state, etc.   And it is scary to think about.  Seriously, when you have been in one place for nearly a decade and you make the decision to leave it all behind, it is quite daunting.

After going home over Christmas, and hearing the doctor say that Mom had cancer, it really opened my eyes to the fact that we need to be near family.  Thank goodness, we ended up with much better news than originally thought, but either way it made me realize that changes needed to come.

So, we are packing boxes, going through old things, throwing a lot away, and donating plenty more.   It is interesting to look at old yearbooks, remembering the days of when life was so easy and the biggest worry was if we would have dessert after dinner or not.

Can I just say that I really hate the packing part... I wish that I could afford to hire movers and packers to just come in and do it for me, because there is just a certain sadness to watching the shelves starting to empty, the drawers become  more sparse and realize that what has been a really good place for us is coming to a close.

I have made so many wonderful friends and some who I count as my extended family, and I will most definitely miss them dearly, but moving on to be near to family so that the boys can know them, and grow up in a small town with small town values is going to be worth the move.

Now if I can just find a job and make this sustainable.  ={

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hi Mom!

Hey Mom!

I know you have been waiting forever for me to update my blog... so here it is... Love you!