May 12, 2008 - Celebrations    Comments Off

Mother’s Day

Well, another Mother’s Day has come and gone. I hope all you moms out there had a wonderful day. 


We skipped Sunday school to have a nice breakfast. My boys made me pancakes, and Josh did all the flipping. He was quite proud of himself. My children were actually mad at me for getting out of bed – they had wanted to serve me breakfast in bed. Imagine that, I actually got out of bed when I didn’t have to. The boys also cleaned up after breakfast, which was especially nice. I got some very nice gifts too. 

Then off to grocery shopping, and the electricity went out. It was out all day, which made it very hard to cook noodles for pasta salad. So we packed up early and headed out to Grandpa and Nana’s. Things were a bit loud there, as it always is when we all get together. But I think the kids had a good time, and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with all of my family.

Hope your day was as good as mine. It sure is nice to hear I love you so many times in one day.
May 10, 2008 - Celebrations    1 Comment

In Rememberence – Katherine Baxa


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Originally uploaded by macbax13

As I was mowing the grass this Saturday the flowering crab tree caught my attention – more than usual. I do look over at it almost daily as I walk to the train, but in bloom, it is beautiful and seems extra special. Maybe it was also because I knew it was planted by the Sunday school in memory of mom and the next day was Mother’s Day.

So I went and got my camera and took a picture of the tree. It made me stop and think of mom and it seems so right that it is at its most beautiful on Mother’s Day.

May 9, 2008 - Home and Family    2 Comments

My Mom

Madeleine finished a fill-in-the-blank project at school for Mother’s day. Here are her responses.


My mom is 89 years old.

My mom is prettiest when she wears a dress. (To my knowledge, I have not worn a dress since Madeleine has been born)

My mom likes to make stinky cheese & noodles.

My mom always says no.

My mom is funny when she yells at Josh.

Do I really look like I’m 89 years old??!!