Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Jon!

Today is my favorite son's 26th birthday. He came into the world at 1:25 pm. Not kicking and screaming like a typical new born, but fighting for his life. In that moment, 9 weeks premature and unable to breathe on his own, Jon Robert Pumpernickle changed my life forever.

Raised with only a sister and mommy to a little girl, this little boy was a whole new experience. I am so thankful that God chose me to be his mommy. (Yah, there were moments, but......).

Today, I will get to celebrate his birthday and Christmas with him and his new wife. This morning, she was the one to make his birthday breakfast. I thought that it might seem weird, but it didn't. She makes him so happy and treats him like a Prince. It was just the natural progression of things, and I'm more than OK with that. I will admit, that when I see him today, I will probably think about the one year old with chocolate cake in his hair, or the 10 year old who wanted to go to the Aztec Basketball game, or the 16 year old who couldn't wait to get his drivers license. I know that I will be thinking that he can't possibly be 26.

Happy Birthday Jon! I love you and I am so proud that you are my son.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I am finally caught up on everything CHRISTmas and have a couple of minutes to post a few pictures from our Hawaii trip.

View from the top of Diamond Head:

North Shore of Oahu:

Our Anniversary dinner at Duke's in Waikiki:

Sunset in Waikiki:

Few from poolside at our resort in Maui:

Blowhole in Maui:
Lava rock formation:

Authentic roadside stand in Maui:

Iao Needle in Maui:
Hubby's favorite beach in Maui:

View from Maui Up Country:

Hiking in the Up Country. Hard to believe this isn't a mountain hike at Lake Tahoe:

Can't wait to go back.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Friday is Matthew's hearing. My daughter is requesting prayer for the entire day. She has a sign up going on her blog: She is trying to cover the entire day. A lot of time slots are already signed up for, but I would love to see multiple names on each time. If you could, please visit her blog and sign up to pray. We are praying for God's will in general, clear movement toward Matthew staying with my daughter's family specifically, but we are also asking God for a miracle tomorrow. We would love to see the birth father realize that Matthew is right where he needs to be and that he would put an end to this whole thing TOMORROW!!!!

Please visit her blog and sign up to join us in prayer.