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04/12

The end…almost.

10:22 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

We started the journey with one…
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And here we are almost three years later with three…

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Today was Shaun’s VERY LAST class in law school! We went down to campus to celebrate today and take some pictures. I found that top picture of Preston a few weeks ago when looking through old photos and that was taken at an orientation meeting when Shaun first started law school. We were pretty much the only ones with a child and we, of course, ended up outside running around. So, when we were on campus today I decided to take another picture in the same spot at the end…my how we have all changed…and grown!

Then we went and played around for awhile and the kids found a friend…a squirrel who has been conditioned to believe everyone has food for him. At one point he was about a foot from Preston’s head!

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While Shaun’s time isn’t completely over at McGeorge (he is taking a Bar Prep course there this summer) it is still a little sad to see the end. But let’s face it, it’s not THAT sad :)

He still has one final and then he is DONE! In recent posts I have talked about the end of law school a lot…and there will probably be several more in the near future…last final, graduation, last day of bar prep class, taking the bar, finished the bar…haha, ok, I will try not to go overboard!

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04/12

Easter

10:44 am by Janelle. Filed under: News

While Grandma was here we decorated eggs as we tried to get ready for Easter. With Ada it wasn’t as clean and easy as I had hoped but I think she had fun…Also, if your Easter egg dye kit comes with pop up cups…just use your own cups! That’s what I learned from all of this. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

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And this little guy turned one month old on the 13th!! Wow, already a month?! Crazy!
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04/12

Reminiscing

5:53 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

I was reading through some old blog posts showing Preston videos of himself as a tiny baby and then I went back to when we first started a blog in April 2006. We had been married about 6 months, no kids (obviously,) and Shaun’s brother Christer talked us into starting a blog. I had  no idea that anyone actually read blogs  and I didn’t think anyone would ever read ours…and no one did really…ok, and not like our audience has expanded all that much since then but we started writing. One day I figured out how to post pictures and I thought it was SO awesome that I could post my 1 inch by 1 inch photos…Later I realized I could make them bigger. At that time Shaun also wrote on the blog with me, which he has since stopped…has family blogging become a girl thing over the years? It seems so. I’ll have Shaun make some guest appearances soon.

I am glad Christer talked us into starting a blog because even if no one ever reads it we have dated journal entries with pictures included that document most of our married lives and I think that is priceless!

And for our loyal fans (haha) here is one of the first posts, 6 years ago,  which I think deserves a re-post:

“I just need to write this story…its something pretty interesting in my opinion. Something that doesn’t happen every day. So i was out and about dropping flyers off for the girls i do activity days with when i passed a girl holding a handicapped girl in her late teens. All the sudden another handicapped girl came out of the apartment and started yelling something. Then she started running away so the “care taker” who was about my age, started running after her and the handicapped girl (Heather) started attacking her!! I couldn’t just keep walking right by like nothing was going on so i asked if i could help. She asked if i would call someone for her. So i went inside and paged this guy for her and when i came back out there were a couple neighbors (who belong to the same organization helping handicapped) and they were trying to pin down Heather. She was out of control and so i ran over and started to help pin her down.

She had one girl by the hair and would not let go and so i reached over to try and release her hand and she BIT my bicep! I thought she would never let go…but she finally did…and after kicking and punching wildly for awhile she calmed down and they took her in the house.

Well, since i wasn’t a staff member…just a random girl trying to help…they had to call the police and paramedics to check my arm (which was black and blue, literally). Then they “strongly encouraged” me to press charges so that Heather can learn there are consequinces for her actions. I did the police cuffed her and took her away because she had “assaulted 4 people!”

It was one crazy night and i have a pretty nice battle wound to show for it. I went to the urgent care this morning and got some medicine to prevent infection…so i should be ok…but this was one story worth sharing!”

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04/12

Grandma!

2:12 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Shaun’s mom came to town last week and it was LOVELY! The kids loved having grandma there to watch them, play with them, read to them and tickle them! I loved having her here too! The dishes were done, the laundry folded, dinner cooked, someone grown up to talk to…and when Preston got the stomach flu she took care of him and cleaned up his messes and quarantined me and the baby to my bedroom (which you’d think would be pretty boring…but it was actually quite nice reading, watching some conference talks, watching a little Say yes to the Dress…don’t ask why I watch that show. I have no idea why.) We were sad to see her go but luckily we will see grandma again really soon for Shaun’s GRADUATION!!!! Yes, he is finally graduating from law school next month! His last week of classes is next week and his last final, the week after that. We really can’t believe it.

Well, here are a couple pictures with grandma. Out of about 20…none of them came out perfect, just real :)

I’ll post some Easter pictures soon. Hope you all had a great one!

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