Thursday, June 19, 2008

A whole lotta bloggin to blog

First things first- I am adding comments back in for a little while- give it a test go. If it works out well I may keep it up- if not...it comes back down...keep your comments honest (and kind if possible), and please at least leave your first name :)


Ok- so here is my life in the last couple weeks- WHIRLWIND style.


So- get out to Utah, mostly uneventful- plane was delayed due to tornado warnings, so I didn't get to my moms house until like 2 am, but thats all good right? Well, it would have been fine if my brother and SILs beautiful little girl hadn't decided to make an early arrival. We were out ofthe house at 7:30 am and was born after5:30pm. She is lovely and sweet, and Lindsey will surely kill me for posting this picture!




The next few days were pretty much uneventful. We celebrated my beautiful adopted sisters 18th birthday and her and Emmas grduation from high school. There was some drama, and waiting for goats to have babies (though they never did) and at one point I was ready to hop an early plane home.

But it all calmed down and I got to enjoy time with my family whoI only get to see twice a year. I also took the oppurtunity (being surrounded by such gorgeous women) to take some pictures of some of my sisters and my mom.






(that is paint on emma's face not a crazy tattoo or anything-- or acne!) and the hair totally suits her personality.




Poohnee.......seriously wouldn't take a million dollars to be13 again,but she is so sweet and beautiful!



and my mom...is amazing and lovely. It is a miracle she let me take these pictures, but I made a promise i would delete any she hated. But they turned out great.

All the pictures still need to be photoshopped- these are all completely un edited.


I also got a little bit of shopping done- my mom bought me this fabulous little robots that has boobies (its too cute) and was actually sad to leave on Thursday night.


Plane got delayed from denver to philly and we detoured through Texas- we were about an hour late, and by the time I got home i was exhausted and slept.

Saturday we had family over for c's birthday and fathers day. Signed c up for guitar lessons and just enjoyed a few hours of just downtime (ok really I was cooking ad tryingto get everyone fed).








We left monday morning to Atlantic City (I have yet to upload my pictures). We went and toured the Absecon Lighthouse, the boys did the ripleys museum, I gambled (and won) for a few hours, we played on the beach alot, did steel pier and ate some REALLY good food. We were in a cool hotel room too, 28 stories up oceanfront property with an oceanview suite...it was amazing...seriously amazing. Pictures soon to come.

We got home wednesday afternoon. Picked the dogs up from the kennel and brought the stuff in the house. I grabbed the mail and had 3 things from school. The first thing I opened was my transcript with my transferred classes. The next thing I opened was a paper saying my loan had been approved for 3500 (1750 for each semester-- enough to almost cover my tuition-I was super excited). The next thing I opened was a paper that said.....wait for it.....


You have been approved for 45fuckinghundred dollars in grant money!!! I ran (and I don't run) aroudn the house shrieking like a crazy woman!!! I grabbed bob and hug and kissed him (he thought someone died or something). called my mom (she wasn't excited enough for me), and then shrieked some more just for fun. Now it feels totally surreal.



I can't even express how important this is to me. I have been trying to get a higher education for 6 years now, but could never afford it (and being with b and having c with us I could never justify spending the money.) It finally came down to the fact that I can't seem to have babies, and soon c isn't going to need me here all time.....so I decided to go back to school and become a history professor (its ALOT of school, but I am only 23). It was finally made possible by the fact that I no longer have to count my parents income...they make way too much money and there was no way that I would have ever been approved for anything based on need. My parents can't help me,--so I was stuck....

So to me- this is such a great gift...its amazing (said with tears streaming down my cheeks). I will take the grants and pay for book and tuition and stuff and use the loans to pay off my credit card that my summer classes are on, get a new computer and printer, and health insurance (woohoo- its been a touch a go few months without it). The rest will be saved for future school stuff. Seriosuly I feel so blessed. I never expected grants-I only thought I would get the loans...really really amazing.

Oh and did I mention it snowed (twice!!)while I was in Utah. UGH!!!









If you made it this far.....holy shit you are dedicated! Ok- so tomorrow we are off again to the poconos until sunday night.

Bye y'all....will post with pictures next week.

7 comments:

Kelley Sweitzer said...

Ruby, congratulations on your grant. You totally deserve it!! I'm really proud of you. Way to go!!

seashell said...

yeah for you Ruby! a history professor huh? Excellent! have a great weekend!

Alexis said...

Congratulations Ruby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome! Free money is alwyas good!! Pictures are great what beautiful sisters you have and your mom is gorgeous- how old is she????? And I just love the baby story! Have fun on your next adventure- can't wait to see your other pics!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I am exhausted (and crying) after reading that. I am so happy for you. Glad to hear the month is going so well for you. The grant money couldn't have gone to a more deserving person. Have a great weekend. ~Deena

Nancy said...

The pictures of your sisters, your mom and you are just gorgeous. It is so wonderful that you got that time together. Ruby!!! WhoHOOOO on that grant. You go, girl! I am very excited for you. I know you have worried...hey! You will always get exactly what you need.
Miss you!

stuffie said...

go Roobs!

Trish said...

you stopped blogging!