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September 24, 2005

driving miss sandy

Life goes on. Children grow up. As much as we would love to have our two angels stay sweet and innocent little four year olds, they won't have it. Breanna received her learning permit about three weeks ago and she needs at least two hundred hours of experience behind the wheel when she takes her road test in March. For many weeks, Sandy refused to sit in the front seat with her. She preferred to give Breanna driving instructions from the back seat. Only recently has Sand moved to the front and ridden alone with Bre without me.

The blood count last Friday was up. Sandy is not borderline anemic anymore so the iron pills are working very nicely.

You can click on the photos for a larger view.

Posted by jhyden at September 24, 2005 12:44 PM

Yes, as much as we don't want them to grow up, they do. But we have found that life goes on after children. Who knew?

Posted by: pablo at September 25, 2005 09:25 AM

I was so excited to hear from you today I forgot to ask, are y'all coming down to S.C. for Thanksgiving? Keep me informed so I can get a bigger turkey if necessary (bigger than my current turkey I affectionately call Paul!)
Love ya!

Posted by: Sharon at September 25, 2005 06:50 PM

I can't believe how fast the kids have grown. I remember when Mike and I were first going out and you guys went to a Brewer game with us. That was when Sandy first told me she would love to have me in her family. It touched me deeply and I think of that moment every time I see her. I also think of her laughter at jokes. So here is a short and sweet one:
A man sitting next to a beautiful blonde looked over to see her seemingly in shock from the headline in the newspaper, which read:
"12 Brazilian Soldiers Killed in Riots."
She turned toward him and with trembling voice asked "How many is a brazilian?"

This is a great site. But then again I have always loved your family site also. And now I found the 'Farmer John' site. Those are great blogs (learned the word blog...). I have to say, your photographer's eye got better as the summer moved along. pablo is right, you have a great eye. and your story telling is so wonderful. I have a great appreciation for creative people, and your creativity is refreshing. thank you for sharing a part of yourself with the rest of us.

We all get so busy and wrapped up in our own thoughts, feelings, and life that we don't stop and take the time to admire the beauty in what others see and thus those people themselves.

I am happy to be a part of Sandy and John's family. luv, hugs, and kisses - Mike and Sally

Posted by: Mike and Sally at September 27, 2005 09:48 PM

Thanks for the kind comments Sally.

Sharon: We will not be down for Thnksgiving. Sand and I thought it would be too soon and we don't want to be out of town for that long. Please don't stuff that turkey you call "Paul". He is already full of it.

Pablo: Welcome and yes I have heard there is life after the empty nest. I am not anxious to experience it.

Posted by: John at September 28, 2005 09:13 AM

I must say that you are looking better with each picture John puts on the site! Glad to hear the blood count is up too! Taylor turns 16 tomorrow and is very excited about that. I'm sure he will go for his learner's permit ASAP. He will have to have the permit for 6 months and then will be eligible to take the driver's test for his license (new law here in KY). Breanna, you look GOOD behind that wheel! Caitlin has gone off to college and has a month under her belt now...she loves it. John, thanks so much for these wonderful updates, stories, pictures, etc. You are very good at painting a picture with your words and that is an art! Erin, you are getting so tall! You and your sister are gonna break some hearts...just stay young as long as possible. Love you all!

Posted by: Tish at September 28, 2005 11:46 PM