Thursday, September 25, 2008

All kinds of stuff..

First of all, thanks to all of you for your well-wishes and prayers for Ande's family in the loss of his grandma. She was a beloved part of the family, and she will be missed dearly. The weather was just beautiful for her funeral, which (in my opinion) made it a little easier to take.

Several of Ande's cousins were in town for the funeral, and a couple of them were able to bless some of the students at Bug's school by providing music for the "See You at the Pole" event that was held yesterday. You can see a couple of pictures by clicking here. Ande's the cute one on the far left, for those of you who don't know! The guy next to him is Ande's cousin, Scott. He's (seriously) about 6'7", which is why everyone else looks so short. Ande's 6'2", if that gives you any perspective...The girl is Ande's cousin Leah-Beth (who's sister Melany blogs here), and the guy on the right is Ande's brother, Ben. I was so glad they were able to share in that experience with the kids at the school.

On Tuesday at Bug's school it was "Crazy Day" (for Spirit Week). This is the outfit that Bug came up with, completely on her own.
(Amanda, I think Bug could give Walker a run for his money!! LOL)
We celebrated my grandma's 81st birthday last weekend, and it was fun to see some of my cousins, aunts, and uncles I don't see very often. I got to hold the newest baby in the family (she's 7 months old) and made my aunt (her grandma) a little jealous when Layla not only didn't cry, but even fell asleep for me! (Apparently this is a rare occurrence)
This is my cousin Stacey (Layla's mom) and Layla.
This is my cousin Stan doing an impersonation of our uncle's mullet. Yes, I said mullet. Apparently in Indiana that's the only hairstyle available?!?!?

FYI: Puckey just looked at that picture and said, "What in the HECK?" HA HA HA HA!!

Bubber told me yesterday that he wants to move in with his dad when he turns 14. I'm not sure where Bubber gets his "legal advice", but he believes that all he has to do is ask his dad and then he can move. Um...that's not QUITE how it works, bud.

His reason for wanting to move? Ande and I won't let him go to the Homecoming Dance (yeah, have you HEARD the kind of music that is acceptable now?? I don't even want to get into the dresses the girls wear OR the dancing...), and I wouldn't let him stay at the JV football game last week because he wasn't going to be with an adult.

Call me overprotective, but he's 13, and wants to do this stuff solely to hang out with his "girlfriend" (which he's far too young to have anyway). I wasn't too much older than him when I started doing things I shouldn't have, and the main reason I did those things was because my mom and dad just really weren't around. I don't want him to fall into that trap. And for those of you who say, "it's a school event, there's not much they could do....." I beg to differ. Been there, done that.

So, keep that situation in your prayers, as I really don't know what his dad's plans are. I'm hoping for his cooperation in this, but who knows for sure what will happen.


12-arrows said...

Hey I am right there with you on the school functions. Been there and done that with older kids! Hang in there I will be praying for you, and your young man over all these issues. I was talking with a mom at church and mentioned that we needed to get a prayer group started just so moms can come together and pray for their kids, old and young. Sometimes we feel like we are all alone in our convictions, yet so many out there are with us we just don't voice it to each other.

12-arrows said...

Oh and its not being "overprotective" its called parenting. Don't let anyone make you feel bad for trying to do what you know is right as a mom!

Julie said...

Thanks, Cindy! It's always good to hear from others who feel the same way I do!!

Beck said...

Oh girl I feel you. I was the rebilious child of the family and if my Mother knew half the stuff I was doing when I said I was doing something else........Oh my! I am NOT looking forward to that age of child rearing (sorry!) can I ship them off somewhere? haha. I'll be praying for you. Your doing a great job keep it up! :)

MoM2-2GoodBoys said...

Stay strong Julie,

You are doing the right thing. It doesn't matter if he doesn't like it. He is not in charge. You are!
13 is young. Way too young to let him have control over what he wants to do. Remember, you are the parent! And it's your duty to protect him and raise him right.

He will thank you for that later in life.