So, a lot has happened since I was on here last:
I went to Florida with Katie to visit Grandma Sherry and Grandpa Ted. We had a ton of fun: we rode an air boat, traveled by bicycle, fished in mayfly storms (caught a ton of fish), chased lizards (well, mostly me), played dominoes, and sat around telling stories.
I went home to Ohio for Thanksgiving. It was great. The kids are crazy-loud and adorable as ever. 'Liya is talking up a storm and her shoe fetish makes us all laugh. Chris and I went on a date and I taught him about giving his elbow to a girl and opening and closing doors for her. He was embarrassed doing it, which was great fun for me! :) Elijah and I went to the park and played on Sunday; it was fun spending time alone with him.
My Great-Grandma Strader died on Monday, November 26, 2007 at 2:45pm EST. It's been harder for me than I expected...she was the matriarch of the family, and the glue that held so many people together. I'll have to find a picture of her and put it up here. She was a strong, brilliant woman who raised six kids, including my Grandma Sherry. She died at home with family all around. I was able to see her on Thursday and Friday, and she recognized me on Thursday, and said my name, which I'll remember forever. I don't know if I"ll be able to afford to fly home for the funeral. I"m going to check into that today.
Well, that's the Reader's Digest version. I'll write again before too long...