Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cute Kid

This should make anyone's day

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Thanksgiving was three days ago, and I'm sure that some of you shared what you were thankful for when you sat around the table with your family. That's not a tradition that my family has, we might have to start half an hour before we want to eat to get that done, but it wouldn't be a bad tradition. Anyway, I am thankful for many things, even though we've not had an easy year.

I'm thankful ...
that we have such strong faith that I dully trust that Ryan is in Heave with our Savior and we'll see him again someday.
that Aubrey loves going to Sandy's house, it makes going to work that much easier.
that my parents are always willing to come when I need them.
that Ron stops in to check on Aubrey and Me every couple of days.
that I have a job I love.
that we have many friend who care for us.
that my beautiful daughter reminds me so much of her wonderful daddy.
that Aubrey must have Ryan's dancing genes, because she was grooving on the dance floor Saturday night and she doesn't get that from me!
that my brother and his family have been coming to church.
that we have family traditions, like cutting down our Christmas tree. There are some pictures of the girls below.
that God is faithful, always.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

The Wulber family wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Aubrey and I celebrated with Ryan's family on Sunday evening. Today we are going to Germantown to celebrate with my family. Tomorrow we will have a big shopping day. We have a wedding on Saturday, and we'll pick out our Christmas tree on Sunday. Aubrey is ornery as ever!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ryan's Scholarship

I got online for the purpose of blogging about Ryan's memorial scholarship fund, and totally forgot that topic!

Last Friday, I was able to take a check for $14,772.62 to the HOPE foundation of Darke County to begin Ryan's scholarship. The endowment level for a scholarship to continue forever is $25,000 - that is my eventual goal. Before the pork loin benefit, we had a little over $3000.00 in the fund. I figured it would probably take three or four more years to do a couple of fundraisers to reach that goal, but then I received an email from Betsy, who was in charge of the benefit. They transferred over $10,000 into the account at the bank that was holding the other donations. I almost fell off my chair. Thank you so much to everyone who was so generous in giving for this cause.

We will be able to choose a scholarship recipient this year, if there are any qualified applicants. All applications for the graduating class of 2010 have already been submitted. The scholarship will hopefully be awarded yearly to a student planning to pursue agricultural education or a related agricultural field at a two or four year school. We will be giving preference to students from an FFA program or graduating from MVCTC.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Staying Busy

Aubrey and I have had a busy week so far. On Sunday, we rested at Papaw and Mamaw's house - Aubrey and I both took naps! Monday after work, I had to take the van up to Celina and get the door looked at for a recall. Aubrey got to eat at McDonald's afterwards because she was so good at the dealership. Last night, Auntie Rachel came over for a while, and tonight when I picked Aubrey up, we went to Piqua to get her Christmas pictures taken. Afterwards, Mommy got to choose where we ate, and that's to close to Red Lobster to pass up!

Still muddling through information for Ryan's estate. I've got a couple specific issues I've been praying about, I appreciate all your prayers for us throughout. Our support means a lot to us.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rough Week

This has been a bit of a rough week for me. I haven't been sleeping very well and there are lots of things going on. I feel off kelter and I don't know why - I guess it is just one of those weeks. Kasich got elected, so I'm thinking that the face of public education is going to change, we'll see what happens. Here's the verse I'm focused on this week: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

I could use your prayers this week


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Big girl's new baby doll

Aubrey's reward for becoming potty trained was to be able to get a new baby doll. Last night, we had supper with a good friend and then I took Aubrey to the store to pick out her new doll. She chose a doll that giggles and laughs. She loves it and has slept with it the last two nights, we may have to rethink being able to sleep with the baby that makes noise!

On Friday night, Uncle Nathan and Auntie Rachel brought supper over to eat with Aubrey and me. Aubrey loves to play with Rachel and Nathan; after supper, it was time for her bath and bedtime. Aubrey got her stories read to her by Auntie Rachel and she was so excited. After Aubrey went to bed, Rachel and Nathan stayed to play board games. We had a fun evening.

I continue to work on preparing things for the will and praying that the process goes smoothly.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trick or Treating

We had a very busy weekend.

Friday evening we went out for supper with Ryan's family. Both his dad and brother had had birthdays in the past couple weeks, so we took them out to the Texas Roadhouse. Aubrey danced with the servers, but I was afraid to leave her to get my camera, so no pictures.

Saturday we went to the Pumpkin Hunt at Shawnee Prairie with our friends Brooklynn and Elliott (and their parents). I think all three kids had a good time. Aubrey and Brooklynn painted pumpkins, Aubrey painted her clothes as well!

Saturday evening my parents came over and brought Camryn, and Justin and Tricia brought Brooklynn and Elliott and we went trick-or-treating in Willowdell. Aubrey enjoyed it, but didn't want to leave her hood up.

Sunday we went shopping and Aubrey got a new stroller.

We're keeping busy, that's for sure! Things are going well. There are still many things to do for the will, etc. but I'm trying to chip away a little at a time.