Thursday, May 27, 2010

WOW What a Week! Thankful Thursday

This has been a fast and furious week filled with celebrations of all kinds!

Monday Jantzen was honored with Top Student in Honors English, PE and then he was given the All Time #1 Student in Honors Science. This award was a bit different because Jantzen is a Student-Aide in this class. His teacher and all of the Science teachers expressed that Jantzen went above and beyond each and every day and they were all in agreement that they have NEVER had an Aide who was as good as he was. His teacher told "one funny story" on him. She explained that each night on Facebook Jantzen would check in with her asking what they would be doing in the morning so he could be prepared. He was also named "Barista Boy" because he made each teacher their coffee and also started a coffee fund and had my husband take them coffee from the local coffee shop we purchase our coffee beans from because, well, Jantzen just couldn't handle drinking Folgers! LOL yep ~ that's my boy! He has been drinking coffee since he was 2! My mother-in-law started him on it by pouring coffee, cream and sugar into his sippee cup :)

Jantzen receiving his first award

On Tuesday Brian and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary ♥

First off ~ He worked out with me!!! YAY~and it was level 2! What a man I have!
Then we went to lunch and walked around and shopped a bit. We went and hung out at Barnes & Noble for a bit and then we went to dinner. Had a precious waiter who was working his last night because he was quitting to move to a small town to begin taking care of his grandma who will begin dialysis. He was such an awesome waiter and told us "I have been spending the last few years taking care of people everyday and now it is time I take care of my grandma." How sweet is that! We will be praying for you Jeremy and your grandma!

He we are after our wonderful day together

Wednesday both Brian and I worked at Jantzens Spring Fling! Can you say HOT!! It was sooo hot and there were sooo many kids and we were in the sun all day! I worked the inflatable boxing ring LOL and Brian worked one of the big inflatable slides.
We had so much fun doing this and spending the day with all these kids :0)

Here is the rock climbing wall

in the distance Jantz is riding the twister ride

Jantzen and his best buddies Drew and Landon waiting on the concert they had in the afternoon

Here are the boys having a duel with their inflatable swords? or whatever these were called LOL

Jantz trying to hang on to the mechanical bull

I am sooo very proud of my Son. Every one of his teachers and his Principal came up to Brian and I and shared how very wonderful Jantzen was and that they were going to miss him so much. One teacher told me she wished she could flunk him so that he wouldn't have to leave. LOL Here we have centers so all the kids in this school are 6th graders hence they attend the 6th grd center next year 7th grade center and so on until 9th grade which then turns into the MID HIGH. Jantzen truly has a servants heart and hearing all these teachers and his principal share just makes this momma and dad so proud and thankful for the LORD working in and through our young man!

Thursday we will celebrate our first day of Summer Vacation. YEP ~ we are sleeping in and doing a whole lot of nothin! :) I will be going to my last rehab for a while! :)

Thank you Lord for such a wonderful week thus far!



Happy Anniversary! You look awesome...GOD is definitely peeling those pounds and inches away. GO GIRL!



Oh Loren...I am soo happy for you that your son is soo well thought of and loved. Your right, he OBVIOUSLY has such a servants heart. CONGRATULATIONS to him on his awards. I am sure your mama's heart was just bursting at the well it should have been. Nothing does a parents heart better than to hear such wonderful things about your child. Thanks for the encouragement on my post...Have a wonderful day. HUGS, Debbie


So glad I had the chance to drop by and not miss these awesome blessings poured out on you, my friend and sister in Christ! Congratulations to you Jantzen. May you continue to draw near to the Lord. May He bless you richly and give you discernment and protection. And Happy, happy Anniversary to you and DH! May the Lord give you many, many more years together. Like what sister Debbie said, your heart is overflowing with joy! God bless you and your family more! Thank you for always encouraging me also. And I know that your prayers are always being lifted up. I feel strong on my back! :) Especially before I go to work and when I'm at work! Love to you sister and may you have a wonderful rest of this week! Be strong in the Lord's mighty power!

Girly Muse

Reading about Jantzen just about made me cry! He is SO PRECIOUS!!! I just couldn't take it how he checked in with his teacher each night and the coffee...that is the sweetest thing. No Folgers~ a boy after my own heart!

What a special gift he is. I'd love to meet him.

So glad you had a wonderful anniversary. I love that the two of you were working together on your special day (but that you got time for romance in there too!). All of you are amazing.

I just love ya.

The Not So Perfect Housewife

Wow! That is a lot of stuff.. but how fun!!
Looks like you had a great time and congrats again on the anniversary !!


I had to come check on some of my dear bloggers while I am not posting and what a wonderful post to land on. ;-) He sounds like he has a heart just like his momma! What a wonderful young boy he is growing up to be.

Congrats on 20 years to you and your husband too! I saw that on FB an wanted to leave you a comment of what a great example your marriage is to your kids. An example of pure love.

Good to see your smiling face this week. Love you my dear!

carissa @ lowercase letters

your jantzen sounds like such a kind and caring boy! i want to raise mine like that! not to mention, he is just absolutely handsome!

congrats on 20 years! you are an adorable couple! oh yes, your blog is adorable, too!

thanks for stopping by! i'm following you. : )



Please stop by my blog today for another Urgent Prayer request, this time its for my family.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat


How awesome for Jantzen!! What a servants heart that boy has!! I know how proud you and Brian must be seeing him be Jesus to those around him.

So glad you and Brian got to spend the day hanging together and loving each other, those are the best!! Your picture is so cute!!

The Spring Fling looks like it was so much fun. Dan and I always love doing stuff like that.

Yay for Summer Vacation and doing a whole lot of nothin!!!

We need to get all of ours together for a whole lot of nothin!!

Love you!!

Steph T.

Love that Jantzen! He took such great care of me when I subbed. have had a great week! So much fun stuff. Take it easy...I'll think of you while I'm on the beach...:)

So glad you & Brian had a day of fun. Best times of your life!! :)

Cotton Blossom

Oh I am so gald that I got to read this post! I loved hearing about Jantzen! Now teach me all you know about raising a boy like that!

PS) You and your husband are BEAUTIFUL! Hubba hubba y'all!

He & Me + 3

Wow what a smart boy you have and such a sweet heart. Congrats Jantzen. That is just awesome.
Happy Anniversary. Wow your hubs did level 2. Good for he sore? LOL I hate level 2 the worst. I stay clear of it if I can.


Your son sounds like an amazing kid. You must be so very proud! Happy 20th anniversary. You are beautiful!


Wow, what a week sis. Congrats to dear Jantzen. I love you.

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