This past week our family got together to celebrate the life of the sweetest woman I have ever known. Matt's Grandma, Bonnie Jean Westmoreland, went to live with Jesus and Moto (as the kids put it) on Monday March 21st 2011.
She was so wonderful. From the very first time I met her, she took me into the family. I remember asking her what I should call her, Bonnie or Grandma, she said that Grandma was fine =) and from there on I was very lucky to get to call her that. She had the greatest smile and the cutest most sincere laugh ever. Even when we couldnt make it out for a while, we would cathc up just like there hadnt been a gap in time. She loved our kids even though there seemed to be a new one everytime we showed up. Amazingly enough in all of the time we spent chasing our kids around their house, we only broke one figurine.
She was beautiful, patient, kind, funny, understanding, and just all around wonderful. Grandma, I wish we had more time together, but I know you are in a better place. I know I am only one of many people that will miss you always. I love you and rest in peace.
This past week has been nothing less than stressful, but I was able to sneak away for a day to go to Santa Monica with my family. We had our Colorado relatives out for spring break and they were ready for some beach action!! Even though it was really REALLY cold out, it was still a gorgeous day.
Oh My Gosh!!!!! It has been a year and a haf since I last updated!!!! LOL, that has to be a joke!! =) With that said I will be updating very soon. We currently do not have internet at our new house, so Feb 4th will be the day!! =) Im excited!! See you all then ;)
Wednesday September the 16th was Ryders first day of preschool, and I got to go with him. The parents have to help out in the classroom four times during the session, so of course I set up my day as the first day of school. Ryder was so excited to go, he has been asking to go to school since he was about 3!!! I think it was everything he had hoped for and more!! In fact he likes it so much he has requested that he get to go all by himself this week..... he just doesn't need me like he used to!!
There are more pictures on my moms camera that I will share later. It is amazing how big he has gotten and how much he has grown up!! I l*ve you "little" man!!
So school is going to have to wait till next semester. Unfortunately, when I went to try to crash my classes, there was not any room for me. The way the school does it is if there are any students that want to add the class, if there is an opening,will be added by their priority registration date. So there were like 10-20 people in each of my classes that wanted to add. And there were about 5 that still had July dates, mine was Aug. 1st at 10:00am. So there was not any room for me this semester. But I will be going down to the school to use their math lab to get a customized lesson plan to help me be better at doing the calculations in my head. There is also supposed to be open testing for Air Traffic Control in January, which I am studying for. So yeah. Looks like it will hopefully be taking off in January =) YAY!!
Ryder has joined the Rodeo, the sheep riding rodeo that is. Thats right, my little man rode like a pro!!!
I think Matt was more nervous than Ryder was.
In the days before the actual ride, Matt got Ryder all pumped up. He was practicing the fall more than he was the actual holding on. But man, he went down like a pro!!!
Matt was so proud of him. There was another little boy that backed out at the last minuet, but Ryder climbed right on and went for it. Matt even told him that if he didnt want to do it, he just had to say so. But Ryder was sure and stuck to his guns.
Well, he looked way more sure before he did it.
And the prize winning t-shirt..... that he wont stop wearing.