Mama – We Love you – 1937-2016 – RIP

Not much for words right now. Mom passed 0055, 05AUG2016.

Mom’s obit in the Sunday paper.

http://www.newsadvance.com/obituaries/einreinhof-jean-sowma/article_5f1546d3-bd67-536d-bece-792143612c05.html

and similar for the funeral home:
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Jean-Einreinhof&lc=4896&pid=180999391&mid=7038887&locale=en_US

A post Michael put onto Instagram:

“Last night my grandmother passed away. I am so happy and thankful that I was able to see her yesterday. It broke my heart hearing about what was happening to her from my dad but when I was there with her yesterday she seemed perfectly normal. I still remember when I was little that I would go to the store with her to be her helper since she loved to shop, a few times she would take me to toy’s R us and I would spend tons of time looking at the Lego then sometimes getting a small transformer. She also made the best Christmas layout ever under and around the tree. There would be a white bottom made from the cushion stuffing-stuff for snow. She would then have houses to put on it to make an entire village. It was always the coolest thing to see, even at my age I still can’t get over how cool it looked. She was married to my grandfather for 54 years. Rest in peace grandma, you’re in a better place now. Love you. 1937-2016”

 

Rest In Peace Skye – 2003-2016

Our beloved Skye has passed away this Saturday, July 09, 2016. She is missed greatly. We were all crying at the vet’s office. She was a part of this family. She was a protector of this family.

I remember her defending me when a neighbor dog attempted to attack me. I saw this blur of black and the other dog go flying sideways from the impact Skye gave.

She got to spend four years over in England and made the return journey to the States. She even made a trip to Wales.

We miss you Skye

I'm so cute
I’m so cute
Welsh waterfall
Welsh waterfall
Lounging in WV
Lounging in WV
Come on Koda this is how you go up the stairs
Come on Koda this is how you go up the stairs
Listening to the Night before Christmas at Grammy's house
Listening to the Night before Christmas at Grammy’s house
Protecting the family
Protecting the family
Squirrel?
Squirrel?
I love you
I love you

Football / Soccer announcement

The results of the SOCA travel team tryouts were published June 1st. The bad news is Kaitlyn did not make the U16 Elite travel team. For those that don’t know there are three “skill” levels; Challenge, Premier, and Elite. Elite being the highest. The U16 denotes players no older than born in the year 2001, U15 year 2002, etc.

Kaitlyn was bummed that she didn’t make it onto the team she was hoping to get. I could hear the disappointment in her voice over the phone call.

I then told her she didn’t make the U16 team because she had made the U17 Premier team. She was like, “oh that’s good.” Remember, Premier is one step down from Elite. I told her again, “U17 as in Youth seventeen Premier team.” Stressing the U17 this time. I repeated it two more times. I could hear the realization hit her. She is a 14 year old that just made the 17 year old team! She was so excited, that she started crying being overcome with joy and relief.

Yet again an example of how much Michael, Kaitlyn, and Max have amazed me by their abilities and their drive to improve themselves.