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Click on the button to see more photos!My Gladiolas are coming in! 6 years ago... I planted one Gladiola I received as a gift...
Now... I have more than 100! From one bulb!
It's going on my office bulletin board so I can see it all the time!
Thank you Jeannie! I love it.. and you!
Spring has sprung at Casa De Shaver. This is my mini peach tree. This is my mini nectarine tree. In the corner is my 3 variety apple tree. And THIS... this is the face of a child that just found out that he did INDEED make the baseball team at school! Last week was difficult time... we learned he didn't make the team, and we were all kinda shell shocked. They went from having him try out for Varsity, telling him what positions they were excited for him to play... to cutting him from the team. His baseball class coach, the Varsity team, the Athletic staff, so many people were dumbfounded when they learned he had been cut. But... I am a firm believer in the tryout system and don't like it when "Everyone makes the team" and needed to respect the decision made. So I said nothing... we accepted the it, and moved on. I did say this to my son the day he learned he was cut and said... "This is a bad decision, they made a mistake... you watch... they will call back and realize it... you just wait." You know what? Those were the EXACT words the Athletic Director of his High School used, to tell me William was on the team. The. Exact. Words. I got on my knees right after that phone call yesterday. Thanking God for letting it happen this way. In the past week. WE have learned a lot about who we are as a family, and what we stand for. We sacrificed a lot for Will to try out. There were weekend games, 4 per weekend, in the rain, wind, heat, dust storms... you name it, all over Southern Calif. The younger boys were dragged all over. We didn't come home from school until 6 p.m. most nights, because Will had practice for baseball and a soccer game on the same night. Will was CRUSHED when his name wasn't on the list, but boy, did he handle himself with dignity and grace. In a lot of way... he is more of a grown up than I am. I was flummoxed. Someone knocked the wind out of me. I swore he was a shoe in. He's played since he was 5 yrs. old. Made All Stars twice. Hit homeruns over the fence. Seemed to stretch 2 extra feet when he played first base. We. didn't. get . it. But we accepted it, and moved on. And now he is back on the team. Congratulations William! Dad and I, and Alex and Johnny ALWAYS KNEW you had the right stuff!