Sunday, June 05, 2011

A Year...

Wow--and entire year has gone by and I haven't blogged once! That is crazy! Too busy playing games on FaceBook I guess to worry about blogging...

SO much has happened--couldn't even begin to list it all. Lost both my biological mother and my adopted dad this past year. Karin passed away in July and Dad finally passed in February. It was a blessing for both--they had suffered a lot in the past couple of years...

Sierra got her license and we have been trying to buy her a car since October! And as of the third of June I now have TWO high school graduates!! Yep--Sierra walked on Friday! She has been on cloud 9 for the past week--just SO excited about graduating! Her sister went to Disneyland last week with Eddie and got her a flashing lanyard that says "Class of 2011" with a little graduation cap on the end and it lit up in LED colors! Sierra LOVED it and wore it proudly as she walked and all through the ceremony! Had to laugh!

Sierra and Eddie have broken up for good it seems. There has been so much drama over the past four years with their relationship and since he came home from basic she has not been sure about how she feels about him or whether she really wanted to get married so young. She has decided to be single for now and he was devastated at her decision. Not sure what will happen in the long run so just have to let God work in their lives and of course He will see them both through this also..

Eddie has been chosen to be on a special detail through the National Guard and is now on personal security detail (PSD) for high-ranking officials in the Guard and elsewhere in the state. He also just received the Governor's Outstanding Soldier award this weekend, so he is doing well there. Since Sierra and he broke up, however, her sister Jordan and he have become bosom buddies. Jordan's best friend Emilee is dating Eddie's best friend Josh so they are always all hanging out together. It has been good for Jordan to have these guy friends in her life, because just the other day I realized that she has NEVER had guy friends before! Wow! I can't even imagine that myself! Last week Eddie and Jordan took a spontaneous trip to Disneyland--she paid for gas and he paid for their tickets! They had a BLAST!!!

Jordan has been growing up a lot in the past year. She has two years of MJC behind her and after she gets in her 50 hours of internship at a preschool she can be certified as a preschool teacher. She has decided that she likes her hair very blonde and this last time we added pink to the under layer--too cute! She is such a cute girl I can't believe some lucky guy hasn't snatched her up already! She has a servant's heart and is always ready to step in and fill the gap and serve where needed, quietly and without need of recognition.

We have a grandbaby that fills our lives with love and laughter now--Raven was born February 7, 2010 and she is the light of our lives! She loves her Aunty Jordan best--J has been the one who has taken care of her since day one. Practically moved in with Raven's parents for the first 2 months after she was born to help out. Raven is here 3-4 days a week and she prefers J over all of the rest of us! Well, she loves her Aunty Sierra too--I'm Nana and I'm ok but she wants the girls over me any day!! :)

I gave up my Tahoe a few months ago--had to file bankruptcy to try and get out debt under control. Sierra is heading off to college in the fall and I am hoping that I will be able to have the money she needs to do it... She wants to go to CSU East Bay and has been accepted into the pre-nursing program there, but after reading her financial aid package I am beginning to wonder if her housing was included in her grants and stuff. I am afraid it isn't so now not sure how she can go there... *sigh* I hate money--it is always the reason I have troubles. Lack of it, actually, is the problem! I need to hit the Super Lotto or whatever so my girls won't ever have to worry about money and can do what they want and achieve their dreams without any issues...

Anyway. Pretty much it for now--can't go into all the stuff cuz who would care? And this blog is mainly for myself anyway so I know what happened and I don't need to write it ALL down now do I?! ;)