Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A little surgery....a little history

I have been working with a dentist for the past couple of years on doing some grafting on my  gums.  He called me up last week and asked if I would be willing to drive to USC and be the patient that he would perform surgery on as a lab case to his dentist students.  Hey, a free surgery!!  I took him up on his offer.  Gary and the kids decided to drive me down to LA and we made a day of the whole ordeal.  We showed the kids some history of LA items.  In the morning, we went to Watts Towers and Wrigley field in LA (now just a little league field). 


  After my surgery, we went to Hollywood, Pinks Hot dogs, Angel Flight, and the Fashion District in LA.  Of course, after my surgery, I was unable to eat one of those delicious hot dogs, and I walked around with an ice pack on my face :)  Overall, a fun (though semi-painful) day!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

End of School Year

 This is the sight that I see every morning when I drop Brooke and Andrew off for school; after dropping them off, they run  down to the gate to see me drive by.  I love it!!! Wesley started this tradition on his first day of second grade, and it has not stopped.  Wesley gets dropped off at the middle school, so I don't see him, but I guess there is a time to outgrow waving bye to your mother each morning :)  This picture was the last day of school.

The Elementary school at VMS had a skate party to celebrate their year of school.  Brooke was more than happy to pose with many of her friends, but I could only catch Andrew while he stopped for a quick drink on one of his very short breaks.

Brooke completed third grade; Andrew is done with elementary school (completed 5th grade) and Wesley is finished with 7th grade and ready to enter his last year of middle school.  I am thankful for the good friends and godly teachers that they have had at Ventura Missionary.  But....we are ready for summer.  No more homework, book reports, and pack lunches (those are just my personal favorite things to be done with).