Okay, I am seriously a terrible blogger! Almost three months since my last post; I really want to get back into blogging regularly again, because I do enjoy it. So let me catch you up on the last three months...
The girls are doing great. Jazzie is breezing through her seventh grade honors classes and has discovered that she really likes engineering when she took it as one of her elective classes last quarter.
Tahlia joined the Girls On The Run program at school and I am one of the coaches. It is a great program that not only focuses on training for a 5K, but also teaches the girls about positive self image, being strong, being a good friend and citizen, etc. I am so proud of Tahlia since she doesn't love to run; I wouldn't even say that she likes it, but she is giving it 100%. She is one of the slower runners, but she runs at her own pace, consistently, not bothered by what the others around her are doing. There is something to be said about that.
My dad passed away at the beginning of the month. Even though he had not been at 100%, his death was still very unexpected. Matt and I went to Holland for a week to attend the funeral and to be there for my mom. Even though it was a sad occasion, it was nice to see friends and family I hadn't seen in years and to spend time with my mom and my sister. Alex and Winnie even came from London for a few days and it was great to see them. When you live so far away from family, you always live with the fear of something bad happening... It's been hard :-(
Matt had surgery on his ankle last week. He broke his ankle many, many years ago and it has never really been the same. The pain has been getting worse over time, so hopefully this will fix it. He will be in a cast for 10-12 weeks without being allowed to put any weight on it. Fun times!
Ruby is now 7 months and doing great! She is such a good girl and it feels like she has been part of our family forever.
So there you have it. Let's see if I can keep this blogging thing going for more than once every few months!!!