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Just realized I haven't posted in over a week. I've been spending too much time on Facebook and Twitter I guess. I still prefer Facebook, though Twitter can be entertaining!

The boys have found an apartment for the next school year. They will be renting a basement apartment in an old 2-story house. I guess they are growing up. I didn't have to do anything other than keep reminding them they had to find something. They tried to get into Jardine, but apparently they are full for the fall semester.

Brandon found out he couldn't move his late afternoon final on Friday, May 14th. I had bought him a ticket for the Nickelback concert that night because he was sure he could move his final. No luck though. He and Kaitlin were going to the concert - now her friend Lydia will be going with her. Then we will get up early on Saturday the 15th and head to KC. The boys and their roommate Dom have tickets to the all-day Rockfest concert at Liberty Memorial. Kaitlin, Lydia and I will drop them at the concert and spend the rest of the day shopping and hanging out. We're staying at Westin Crown Center, so the boys can just walk back to the hotel after the concert. Sunday, May 16th, Brandon's 21st birthday, we will head back to Manhattan and move Kaitlin home. Looking forward to getting out of town for a few days, AND moving baby girl home!

We had a very nice Easter. Everyone came over to our house. The weather was so nice we just set up a table and chairs in the garage and spent the afternoon outside. Corby fixed a great dinner of ham, turkey breast, potato salad, beans and carrot cake. Melody brought strawberries dipped in chocolate, Marilyn brought deviled eggs and Terry & Sandy brought a relish tray. Probably the most fun of the afternoon was watching mom and Marilyn dance to Louie Armstrong.

I'm keeping up with Project Life...though sometimes I'll forget to take a picture a day and have to improvise!

I think Spring is finally here! We've had very strong winds for a couple of weeks - not unusual for Kansas. Today though is absolutely beautiful - low 60's, sunny and light winds! Hopefully summer heat will hold off for a while...


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