Saturday, September 19, 2009

And Then There Was One

We had our pictures taken for the church directory this week. Our last picture for the church directory was with Eric, Amber, Andrew, Peter and I. We even got a fun one with Eric's girlfriend(now his wife) Alyssa. Now, two marriages and 4 grandchildren later, it is just Andrew, Peter and I; our last picture with children (actually child, if you can count someone almost 20 years old a child). Last night we celebrated Peter and Eric's birthday, Eric turns 30 on the 22nd. THIRTY! Three oh, Where did the time go! I am so grateful that we spent a lot of time together as a family when they were growing up.

Just a recap of the last 6 years since the last picture was taken (Just the high lights):
  • January, 2, 2004 - Eric and Alyssa were married.
  • January, 18 2004 - Peter and I went to Hawaii to celebrate our 25th anniversary. (Oct. 13, 2003)
  • February 29, 2004- Amber talked on line to her husband-to-be, Chris Hughes, for the first time
  • April, 2004- Chris came up from Texas to visit Amber.
  • Middle of June, 2004- Amber went to Texas to meet Chris' family.
  • End of June, 2004- Chris moved to Minnesota, he lived with us and Amber lived at Sturm's house that summer (while it was being remodeled) and then at Crown.
  • July, 2004- Celebrated my parent's 50th anniversary with all the family at my brother Mark's house (the Barn was just beginning to be worked on)
  • November, 2004- Amber and Chris got engaged
  • July 9, 2005- Amber and Chris got married
  • March. 2005- Eric and Alyssa announced they were expecting
  • September, 2005- Andrew went to public school for the first time
  • May 13. 2006- Amber graduated from College and found out she was expecting. (They announced it on Mother's day)
  • July 14, 2006- Amber and Chris moved to New Braunfels, TX taking my unborn grandchild with them (boo hoo)
  • August 8, 2006- Bought Town and Country van
  • Mid-August , 2006- Went to Virginia; Glenda, Phil, Chelsa Haaland, Andrew, Peter and I drove there and back. So fun!
  • August, 2006 - On the vacation Andrew's foot was hurting, went urgent care as we arrived home because of HUGE ABSCESS on the bottom of his foot.
  • Mid- November, 2006 - Went to Oklahoma for Dane and Dianne's wedding; Eric, Alyssa, Andrew, Peter and drove down in van; Amber and Chris drove up from Texas.
  • November 22, 2006 - Celebrated Thanksgiving at Mark's with my mom and Dad, Mark's family, Cheryl's family, Andrew, Peter and I. Eric and Alyssa celebrated at home with her parents.
  • November 24.2006- Our first, precious, grand son is born! Emmett Peter Daniel Theisen. We arrived at the hospital from ND shortly after his birth.
  • January 18, 2007- Our second, precious grand son was born! Wyatt Moses Hughes. I flew down to TX and arrived hours after his birth.
  • End of March, 2007- Drove to TX for Easter. First time Peter, Andrew, Phil and Glenda saw Wyatt.
  • August 6, 2007- Started working as a nanny caring for Mary, Libby and Will.
  • September 6, 2007- Sad day! Our 3rd precious grandchild went home to be with Jesus but Alyssa's life (and one ovary) was spared.
  • December 25. 2007- First Christmas without Eric or Amber home, didn't hardly decorate!
  • March, 2008- Emmett writes on his tummy I'm a Big Brother! (actually Eric wrote it)Alyssa is pregnant!
  • June 6, 2008- Andrew graduated from Armstrong High school
  • August, 2008 - Amber and Chris come for visit, We meet Andrew's girlfriend, Nikki, for the first time.
  • September 5, 2008- Dan and Alisha Theisen get married.
  • September 6. 2008- I wake up with a stomach ache by midnight my appendix is gone!
  • November 10, 2008- Our first precious grand daughter arrives! Eisley Cyanne Theisen. We were actually at the hospital when she was born.
  • December 18,2008- Peter had knee surgery on right knee to repair torn meniscus.
  • December 25, 2008- All my kids and grand kids were home for Christmas! Best present ever!
  • March 1, 2009 - Change nanny position, now caring for boys 8 yrs,, 5 yrs., and 3 months.
  • May 5, 2009- Our second, precious, grand daughter is born! Icyle Jean Hughes. We are unable to go to see her until end of month.
  • May 6, 2009 - My dad, Phill Haaland, has both knees replaced. He is in the hospital for a week before going to a nursing home for almost 3 weeks.
  • May,2009- Peter and I fly down to TX to finally meet Icyle!
  • End of June, 2009- Peter and I drive to TX. We celebrate 4th of July with Amber, Chris, Wyatt and Icyle in there new (to-them) home in San Antonio.
  • July 26, 2009- Amber, Wyatt and Icyle come to Minnesota for visit. We find out my dad, Phil, had fallen the night before, breaking his pelvis in two places. 6 weeks of bed rest prescribed.
  • July 29, 2009- Peter bought his first new car, a Scion XD


  1. Thanks for remembering 9/6/07! I have both ovaries but only one fallopian tube. Did I miss the announcement that Amber was pregnant with #2?

    What a wonderful recap! Alot changes in 6 years!

  2. A great list, but I was hoping to see something about Peter and his red silk boxers somewhere.