Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 14, 2018 - Homecoming

It's 90s day!  My girlfriends were sad she wasn't wearing a NKOTB pin.

September 13, 2018 - Iggy

Joey is so much better than the stick unicorn I attempted the other day.  Most of my animals get named by patients or co-workers.


September 12 - Uno!

One of my fellow church-goers asked me to drop off some UNO cards at the hospital.  I did so without fuss.  That box was heavy!!

September 11, 2018 - Bessy

I'm branching out a little bit with my animal drawings.

September 10, 2018 - School photos

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 9, 2018

Not enough sleep still couldn't damper everyone's enthusiasm this weekend.  We had a small group in our cabin so I suggested doubling up the mattresses on our beds.  It helped tremendously but I still only got about 4 hours of sleep.  I headed up to the main cabin to work on a slideshow while the girls got ready.  Once we had breakfast, the kids played a game called footsteps.  I would try to explain it but I'm not sure I could.  They also read letters from their sponsors, wrote letters to the archbishop and got to know each other better.  We were back home around 3 after stopping for lunch, just in time to go to Rick's concert.  I may have fallen asleep during the first song but got my groove back and enjoyed the rest of it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 8, 2018 - Growing Up

It's no secret that we keep a pretty busy calendar but for the most part, Riley and I stay together in whatever we are doing.   Today, this was not the case.  We were both scheduled to volunteer at the NICU reunion.  I'm in charge of family photography as well as bringing in 25 college students to volunteer as well.  We were both ALSO scheduled to attend a confirmation retreat.  I'm one of the confirmation catechists.  After much deliberation, Riley left with her classmates at 9AM for Camp Rancho Framasa in Brown County and I went to the reunion.  I stayed for a few hours then headed down to meet up with my kiddoes.

The reunion was a bust.  We had torrential rains the entire time.  The reunion, so far, has been amazing.  We did not get back to our cabin until 1AM.  There was a symbol walk and rock climbing, a giant swing, reconciliation, mass, letters to parents, etc.  It was very emotional and draining.  Riley had a lovely, very spiritual, moment so she was a bit of an emotional wreck.  But most of all, these kids fell in "friend" with each other.  We took down 10 classmates and by the time we went to our cabins, they were ten close friends.

That's a lot of rain...but you can't really tell. :)

The retreat