Sunday, May 17, 2009

Been On A Little Break

It's been over a week since I last posted. Nothing major going on, just taking a little break. I have been reading though, so I have been trying to keep up with everyone.

I had a nice Mother's Day. We went to church and then went out to eat for lunch. My son Tim's Fiance's Mom was in town. She and her other daughter and grandson came to town to help Naomi look for a wedding dress and for bridesmaid dresses. They joined us for lunch on Mother's Day, so it was great having a little more time getting to know them better. After lunch we just spent a leisurely day at home, which I truly enjoy.

It's hard to believe that my son is going to get married. January will be here before we know it, but I will try to enjoy the Spring and Summer as much as possible! I believe Naomi is a great match for Tim. They seem to be made for each other! She is a joy to have around and I look forward to her being my daughter in law, or I would probably like to say daughter in love.

I don't think I have mentioned it here before, but we have a few box turtles as pets. Actually, up until this week, we only had two. We have believed that these two are females. My oldest son has built a habitat in our backyard for them. Well on Tuesday, Jeremy went out to take care of the turtles and found we have a new turtle, a little baby box turtle. We were so surprised!




Jeremy went and researched more on the breeding habits of box turtles and it says that they breed in the Spring and lay their eggs in the Fall. These two females were caught in our backyard last Spring and Summer . So at least one of them was bred before they were caught.

On Saturday we added to our turtle family again. I was on my way with the children to a picnic when we saw a turtle in the middle of the road. Of course I had to stop and retrieve it. My son Matthew jumped out to get it, and then we had to head home to drop it off. Needless to say, we were late for the picnic. Fortunately we were still earlier than most people. When Jeremy came home from work, he confirmed our new turtle is a male. This could get quite interesting!

I am working on getting a stone made for Faith's grave. She was buried in November and I am feeling it is about time. She is buried in Virginia, and we live in Kentucky. My Mom has a man that she has worked with a few times on these sort of things. I actually went and talked to him a few days after we buried her to get some ideas. He sent me a sketch on what we talked about, but it is not exactly what I wanted. I have just put it on the back burner and ignored it. I just can't seem to figure exactly what I want.

I am going to Virginia in July for my Nephew's wedding. I would really love for the Stone to be there when I visit. I am running out of time for that, so I need to get it together. If you have any experience with this and have any helpful hints, please share with me! Also please pray as this is stirring up more emotions right now. I miss that baby girl so much!

Well, that is a small glimpse of what we have been up to lately. I just wanted to let you know I am still here and check in on many of you often. Have a wonderfully Blessed week!

Blessings,
 



 

2 comments:

September said...

Karen,

I have missed your posts, but am glad to read your update today! We, too, have had a Turtle experience. As a matter of fact, my husband will pull over every single time he see a turtle in the road, to save it from its impending doom! WOW - I can't imagine my oldest getting married , but I guess that will come in the next 5-7 years.
Dan and I were just planning to have a stone made for our children, and don't even know where to start either. Honestly, if you don't mind sharing with me what you learn as you go, I would be honored.
I will be thinking of you!

Trennia said...

Cute turtle!
We all need a break sometimes, helps me to have one too! Glad your back.