Thursday, September 03, 2009

And Now Moving On

Did you realize that this is my 500th post? Yup. 500 posts since July 2005 when I joined my blogging sisters as a way to keep in touch. I love how it has kept us sisters connected in some way to each other's lives even though some of us are so far away. And of course, these days, a few people besides my sisters read my blog. I was planning on having something to give away in a draw to those who leave comments but.... well... I'm still working on Bethany's wedding present and she got married March 7, 2008... So... Maybe by my 555th or something, I might have something to give away.

But anyways, it has about killed me to leave up that tragically sad post. So time to change the subject because I can only handle feeling sad for short periods of time.

And I do have good news. This last weekend Eryn and Tyler took the leap and moved into a wee 4 bedroom house in the BX together. I helped Eryn clean Tyler's old apartment (in return, he moved all the stuff). I got to see their new place which is very nice. Except for no oven. Isn't that weird? a 4 bedroom place with no oven? But they are working on remedying that situation. Eryn can't be without an oven. How else can she make all those great cakes? I guess he could make them at my house....

And I am very happy about it. Tyler has just fit seamlessly into our family - like a missing piece we didn't know we were missing. I knew that on Easter when he and Eryn arrived for the Easter basket/egg hunt and for Easter dinner. Within a short amount of time, he had the bickering sibs laughing uproariously and playing Uno - united at trying to beat him. It went on for hours.

He has a great knack for smoothing waters and creating fun. And he adores my daughter and treats her well. I don't think I have ever seen her quite so happy. I am sure it has something to do with his goofy sense of humour. We joke about how they are both so tattooed that it has become genetic and when they have children, they will be born with tattoos in weird combinations. You never know how they will come out - a Squid riding a bicycle....

Lately he has been into ugly pictures.

Doesn't he look like Kirk Douglas playing Spur in Man from Snowy River?


There was something I liked about Tyler as I got to know him. There is a solid-ness about him - a down-to-earth-ness that balances my mercurial girl - too much like her mother for her own good! And he loves her. You can see that.

And he can take being teased and is a great teaser himself. What more could a mother ask for?



I'll finish off with the ponytailed beard picture.

6 comments:

Sarahstottle said...

Andrea! I'm so sad and sorry about your sheep and chickens! I don't think you're being dramatic, I know how much those animals mean to you. How sad.

katie said...

yeah! he does look like spur!

Laura said...

i agree, but i like the pony tail beard pic the best.

bum.by.the.sea said...

I'm sorry about all of that too, Andrea. And sorry I didn't comment, my interenet connection here is horrendous.
And tyler is awesome. Also, tell eryn that we have the same shirt!

Evan said...

I quite enjoyed Tyler's addition to the family reunion personally. And, Andrea.... I was not posting because I did not exist in civilian life for the month of August... so stick that in your self-righteous "500th blog" pipe! hahahah. I'm trying to be regular with this musical blog - mind that means I have to be regular with my music creation.

Evan said...

But really, 500 posts is quite an accomplishment! Well done!