Sep 16, 2009

Dennett Boys Update...

Several of you have been asking about the boys. Here's the latest...

Luke... he started 8th grade this year at Santa Barbara Jr. High.  He loves school (believe it or not) surfing and girls.  They are living close to beach and go surfing every day.

Wyatt.... he started 6th grade this year and actually likes it too. Maybe he's starting to take after big brother in the girl crazy department. That always seems to make school a little more exciting. He wasn't quite there when he was living with us. Wyatt got back into the swing of things with baseball as soon as he got back. He was placed on the All Star Team and was ask to be on the traveling team. He declined. He is also loving being back at the beach. 

Nick... he started kindergarten this year. He wasn't real excited about it at first but he's getting used to it. He wasn't sure why he needed to make new friends... he old ones were just fine. He's super smart...already knows how to write his name and his ABC's  

All the kids are loving being back in California but miss us at the same time. They sound so happy when you talk to them.  Life is good. 

Nick, Wyatt and Luke

Sep 4, 2009

The Orchid of Life...

Today it's been 6 months since my Dad passed away. Wow, 6 months... it still seems like yesterday. There is not a single day that goes by that I don't think about him. I miss him more than anything in this world. Anytime Carsen does something new or cool my first thought is I wish my Dad could see this. I want to call him and tell him about. Just to hear that laugh. Or to hear him say "Don't let that tail wag the dog" LOL!  It's so hard not having him here to share in all these moments. The one thing that makes me smile through all of it is this orchid. My Dad gave me this orchid when Carsen was born.  It has 7 blooms... one for each of his kids??  It makes me feel like he is watching over me. And even though I can't see or talk to him, he's smiling through this orchid. 

My Dad had a really green thumb. He was known among his friends for his gardening skills. He told Travis before he passed away how to take care of this orchid because he knew I would kill it.  It's the most precious thing watching Travis take care of it. Just the way he waters it special and really cares for it.  I know it means as much to him as it does to me.  I think Travis feels close to him while he's taking care of it.  Like... "Hey Pops, How am I doing?  Is this enough water?" :-)

My world is not the same without you in it. I miss you!