Monday, December 29, 2008

And the thanks goes to......

Lauri!!! Of course. Thanks so much for fixing my blog. Love you.

EEK! She's being induced

Hey all,
Just a quickie post. Manda just got to the hospital where they are inducing her. I guess the baby isn't growing as much as they want, and they are worried, so they are plucking the little tater tot before getting fully cooked. She's a little worried, I'm a littled worried. They expect the baby (I call her Chloe or Zoe, hoping Manda listens) to be in NICU for a tad bit. Please keep them both in your prayers.
Love you all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The recipes

Ok dear family,
Tis the season once again when I need to ask for the stinkin recipes that I keep losing. I need cheesecake, rolls, and turkey. HELLLLLLP!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


This is our puppy, Bear. Unfortunately, he is a very smart, spazz-puppy. Which means he is a whirling dervish flying through the house chewing everything. Now, anyone who knows me knows I can be a little obsessive. If I tole paint, I want ALL the paints. If I crosstitch, I NEED every DMC floss known to man, quilting=4 boxes of fabric, etc. So.....I am going to train Bear. Which means I have to look everywhere and get advice from everyone. So, I have kenneled him. Did the treat thing, got "chewies" and toys, yelled alot....chased him around looking like a total moron while he appears to smile in mischievious glee. Even bought a chewie that you hide a treat in to keep him occupied (didn't work, he just looked at me like I was stupid.) Well, here is my new thing. Cecil "The Dog Whisperer". I am tivo-ing ALL his shows, watching avidly and I have decided he is a miracle worker and my hero. I am absolutely certain that if I just follow his words of wisdom I will have the best behaved dog EVER. Norman and my family laugh and mock me. We'll see who is right. I'll update you on my progress.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Well....It happened...they left.

What a stupid crappy day. I think I am going to go have myself a little pity party. We all went to Denny's for breakfast to see them off. Apparantly, we are a bit more emotional than Josh's side of the family. We would tell stories, laugh, then burst into tears.

I looked like a crazy woman doing the "snot" cry. Poor sweet Ginger tried to help her crying Grammy....she "fixed" my crying (balled her fists and rubbed them into my eyes). I will miss that little demon so bad.

I am grateful for Josh. He is such a sweet gentle man and a wonderful husband, father and son. I know he will take great care of his family. He has always wanted to travel and this is a great opportunity for him to do so.

Manda came over last night all by herself for some mommy time. We just kept watching another and another show just to avoid her leaving. I think I will be lost for a little while without her. She is such a dear, wonderful daughter and friend. She loves her mom and is so good to me.

I feel like a part of my heart is gone. When Erin left it wasnt so bad because I knew she would come back home. This time though it really sucks. I know that parents are supposed to let their children go on their path in life and support them through it. However, I want to scream at them to come back. I want to protect and take care of them. I don't like this letting go crap. I hope this gets easier with time.

I remember Manda as a little feisty thing. Throwing Ginormous temper tantrums, giving me the "finger" (used the wrong finger though), rocking the sassy curls. Now she is all grown up with a family of her own. She's beautiful a great mother, much better than I was. She is so kind, yet still with a sassy streak to her. She has the best laugh ever, she throws her head back and lets loose completely. (think Disneyland). How lucky am I to have her?

I hope their flight goes well. I, on the other hand, am going to go cry for a bit I think.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Update on my family

Ok, was gonna do this a while ago. Couldn't find pics, am a trainwreck at blogging, and tend to procrastinate. Anyway, since I am home sick. Thought I would finally update you on my family and how we are all doing. Here ya go!

Here is me, Norman and Madison. I am doing OK at my new job, definitely keeping me hopping. It's crazy to try and track and care for 102 elderly people with varying needs. For some reason I love it though. Norman is retired Coast Guard (he did drug interdiction on the boats), now he works in collections. He is crazy about salt water fish (yes we have Nemo) and also his 68 silver Mustang. We go to car shows and hang out with our car club people. Madison is in the 2nd grade. A very smart girl. Unfortunately, she also has the Proffitt gene of talking too much...surprise! Yet can still make great grades. She is for the most part, gentle kind and easy to get along with. Says some of the most bizarre, grown up things.

Here is Josh, Manda and Ginger. Josh is still working at Micron. They are moving to Virginia in 3 weeks (my heart is breaking). But, I don't blame them. Josh has always wanted to travel and it's a great opportunity. Manda is a stay at home mom, preggers again, due in January, can be evil if you touch the food she craves. I've been very lucky to have so much time with her. I'll be lost not having them around. Ginger is 2....ICK! Has really hit the terrible 2's. She flounces around with her hands on hips arguing, yes arguing with me. She also knows where I hide the binkies. And like all my grandkids, for some reason Grammy's bed is the place to be.

Here is Matt, Desi, Katelyn and Kaden. Matt and Desi are doing awesome. She's a waitress, pays better than most jobs, and with her wicked sense of humor she totally rocks as a waitress. Matt is working construction. I THINK....hint, hint....that they are thinking about adding to their family right now. That would totally work for me. I am a selfish grammy and could always do with another baby. Katelyn is in first grade, very smart little girl....definitely a girly girl. Kaden is in pre-school. Sadly, he no longer runs up to me screaming my name and wanting kisses all over. I hate it when they become big boys. He is definitely a daddy's boy. Worships Matt.

This is Erin and Alex. Erin just moved back home from Colorado. She is going back to work as a CNA at her old facility. She is really good at what she does and someday I hope she'll follow in my footsteps and become a nurse.....she definitely has the personality and knack for it. Alex is 3, FINALLY out of his terribe 2's (about time). He is such a little love. He is totally into cars, trucks or anything that is all boy. He's shy sometimes.

The family pumpkin carving party

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We had our pumpkin carving party last night at Matt and Desi's. Matt made Bacon Potato Chowder, I brought roll, Manda brought drinks. It is total chaos when we are together, but we all love it. It started out really fun, the kids loved scooping out the guts. Somewhere along the line though, they got bored,decided to go play with each other. All the adults wound up actually carvin the pumpkins. Ultimately, I think they all turned out awesome! What do you think? Are these the cutest, funnest grandchildren ever?