Monday, September 29, 2008


I know, I know, one excuse after the other. Erin said everyone was probably tired of watching Parker eating sand.

MOM’s 90th ……

On September 13 we celebrated Mom’s 90th birthday (her actual birthday was the 14th) with family and friends and it was a wonderful day except for the heat and humidity. We had a whole park (actually, it belongs to the Elks Lodge – Thanks Wayne) to ourselves for cooking and just having fun. Mom has told me several times what a nice birthday she had and that’s what we hoped for. My cousin, Bob (Mom’s sister’s son), and his wife, Beth, drove all the way from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to celebrate with her. I am so thankful they came and Mom was so happy and quite surprised to see them. My “bestest” friends in the whole world (Joan, Susan, and Ray) also came to help us celebrate. Lynda and I decided that Mom likes them the best (you know how that sibling rivalry goes) – ha!!!! Joan told me ahead of time that they were working on a project for Mom but never gave me a hint as to how special it was going to be. They gave her a beautiful embroidered pillow with her name, her birthday, and all of her children and grandchildren’s names on it. Joan outdid herself with her pillow selection and Susan with her awesome embroidery. For some reason I didn’t get a picture to post but will when I go back to Mom’s.

I am so thankful for everyone who came to make her day so memorable!

A BIG Question Answered…..

Jeff and his girlfriend, Melissa, were at the birthday celebration and Erin started talking to Melissa about her work as an ultrasound technician. So, the two of them got busy and cooked up a trip to the hospital to take a peek and see what little Baby Oguin might be! Erin just couldn’t wait another minute so after the party off we went. I am so happy to announce that it is a BOY!!!!! Russ was grinning from ear to ear – you know how men are about having a boy first! Now, Erin and I are knee deep in fabrics trying to decide about “his” room. She has decided that I will make his bedding and we will definitely find the most special fabric for this special boy who we can’t wait to meet in 2009......