Saturday, May 24, 2014

Where does the time go???

Time just seems to slip by faster and faster...
Before it is too far past, I need to tell you about the wonderful Mother's Day that I had.
My niece, Angela, was a competitive figure skater when she was younger. Over the years she sustained some injuries and worked with physical therapists. When she was a junior in high school, she decided that she wanted to be a physical therapist and wanted to be direct admittted into a doctorate program. I thought that was lovely, but having switched universities once and switched majors three times myself, I knew that chances were that she might change her mind along the way...

Fast forward six years and I spent a lovely Mother's Day here: 

My niece's graduation with her doctorate in physical therapy!
She's worked long and hard and her determination and drive remained intact.

Her proud parents and brother.

The cousins (my two sons are the scruffy ones on the ends lol)

We are all so proud and it was such a lovely weekend - my family and my sister's family together out of town. Such wonderful new memories!

Then it was on the the Midwest Dachshund Rescue's Crosstown Barkaround - the biggest fundraiser of the year. The four of us went with our dear Orion. Over 1,000 people and 400 dachshunds in attendance. So fun - but of course, we had so much fun that I don't take pictures. Who knew that dachshunds came in so many styles, colors and sizes...

After that is was on to the Norwegian Independence Day parade.
Small town parades are so fun.

My favorite was the marching band and my favorite tuba player (my youngest son).

I loved all the Norwegian handicrafts.

These mittens look oh so warm!

The band played the Norwegian National Anthem and the US National Anthem in front of city hall.

The best part is that I get to watch them march again at this weekend's Memorial Day parade :)

I think that it is about time for another giveaway, so stay tuned and I'll be back soon!

"For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."
~Romans 12:3-8

Blessings, Patti


cucki said...

So sweet *•*
Such sweet happy memories ..
Blessings and love x

BumbleBeeLane said...

Wonderful achievement for your niece! Looks like you had a whirlwind good time.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to your niece!!! Her doctorate in 6 years - amazing!
LOVE your furbaby.
Happy Memorial Day.
Hugs :)