In April, Jordan turned 16. All he wanted for his birthday was a car. After much searching and deliberation, we decided on a 2009 Subaru Impreza. We hadn't acutally found it until the morning of his birthday. He thought maybe we had already bought one and stashed it somewhere. Lucky for us, we found this one the morning of the big day and were able to surprise him with it. Let me just clarify...the car isn't actually his. It is the family's, but since he is the only one that will be driving it for a couple of years, it's techniquely his for a while. Now, I can say with assurity, the only thing Jordan needs from us is money--not the keys to our cars. I wish he needed hugs and loves more more often. I think he has reached that period gaining independence. The apron strings are being loosened. I sat by a woman on the plane once who helped me understand it. She explained that kids need to go through a separation period; a time where they learn to be independent from their parents. She said is it normal and very healthy. I was glad to learn this. No more feeling abandoned and betrayed. It's all a part of the cycle of life. He has to grow up and become a man, and I need to learn to let go. It's happy and sad times. Love you Jord!
Well, those are the highlights. Lots of little wonderful things have happened too and I will throw in a couple of pics for those as well. Now for the good part, the pictures. We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a few thousand.
Jordan's First Dance Sweethearts
Troy's siblings at Weston's Eagle Court
Jord's Jr Jazz Team (took 2nd place in league)
Emma walking to the bus stop (Oh, the kindergarten days!)
Having just finished the Boston Marathon (I've always wanted a super hero cape!)
Going to Fenway Park. A highlight of the trip
Spring Break--a little girl time at the pool
Hiking in Zions.
Eating out for Easter Brunch
Js Bday. The new car!! They idg
Fun dance/shopping trip to Vegas
Frozen Hot Chocolate's the best!