Happy New Year y’all! The Remy’s have enjoyed a successful start to the decade! We’ve just returned from a FABULOUS trip to Virginia to visit Chase since he couldn’t come home. WHAT A TIME! The entire family together visited the Smithsonian…the ENTIRE THING. Whew, it’s big! Very high on Grant’s list of “to do’s” in DC was the National Archives. He really wanted to see, in person, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, so we worked it in. He’s our history buff so we made sure it happened….and he’s a “National Treasure” fan – ha! Alex’s “want” was the narwhal exhibit. Literally. “Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend” is one of the main exhibits right now. I can’t make this stuff up. Sis is a big “Buddy” fan! Chase – well, his “want” was NO LINE. He never went because the line was always too long. We always bug him
Hey – has anyone noticed it’s 2019? Wow…as usual, I’m a bit behind on updating the family website. I just hate it when the PAYING JOB and life gets in the way of fun. What a busy year….so far! We’ll hit the highlights and catch you up on what the Remys are up to. Enjoy this very abbreviated synopsis of our year: Oldest First – Chase Chase is still a United States Marine and working with the HMX group in Quantico, Virginia. He’s been a Marine now since February 2016 – time sure has flown. Being a Marine: We’ll leave it at Chase is getting to see so many awesome parts of the world, and is making the most of it. He’s an air crew chief on H-60’s, loves the challenge and has fully embraced “the military way” for the most part. He’s not really big on 800 yard sprints
BTS…Ready or Not! Well…only one kiddo at home for BACK TO SCHOOL pics this year – and he cooperated. SO APPRECIATIVE. We are expecting a great year at FBISD Austin! Football has started strong and the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage is this Friday vs Foster (Lamar CISD). Looks like he’ll be playing tight end this year for the Bulldogs. He’s wrapped up summer reading for English (Lord of the Flies and The Book of Lost Things) PRIOR to the start of school, so as far as I’m concerned, he’s ahead of the game! Coursework is the “make or break ya” this year for Grant – fingers crossed. He’s ready! Not sure I am, but he sure is! Pray for all our high schoolers. Big decisions looming for college choices, sport choices, and ACADEMICS! Pray that they are given the chance to be KIDS. Plenty of time for adulating later. Alex starts
Well…it looks like this is the first Halloween that none of the kiddos will be home. The Marine is in Cali sporting a USA inspired ZootSuit, the Aggie is at school planning something Blue Mountain State themed (saw the Amazon purchase) and the Tree is headed to a party close to home, but not at home. Can’t WAIT to see what his costume will be. I’m prepared with a few green leaves 🙂 It’s all good! We have AWESOME neighbors to hang with…if I had known things would work out like this, I would have gotten us all shirts that say, “We are all here for the Boos!” We’ll still pop the tent, fire up the fog machine & strobe light, sit at the end of the driveway together, and give out candy! Hope we have some kids this year, last year was very very quiet. The community is just getting older.
Hi y’all! First time back after the VERY emotional send off of Chase to USMC Boot Camp in San Diego. Many of you have touched base, and for that, I’m very appreciative. Chase seems to be handling things fine. His letters are a HIGHLIGHT of every day that goes by. The mail people are probably wondering why the Remy’s mailbox is suddenly empty every single day. That was NOT the case prior to Chase leaving – ha! He’s in San Diego, not Parris Island, SC. West of the Mississippi River heads to California. It’s an adjustment for all. Most of the serious adjusting is going on for Chase…but is it? The tears have for the most part stopped on my behalf and that energy has been channeled in to work, hobbies/volunteering, stalking the mail person and Grant. Poor Grant – feel sort of bad for the mail people too. Grant
Warning. If you know me well, grab a tissue. Here we go. Yesterday, I walked into Chase’s room after work and stopped to pick up the towels that I knew were lying on the floor “because of faulty towel hooks.” As I entered the room, I glanced at the person lying on the bed watching the television: Who on earth is that? When did this happen? He’s no longer my little boy, but a young man. To borrow a friend’s phrase – HELLLLLLO? WHAT HAPPENED HERE? I need a few minutes to catch up – head is spinning a bit. My hand is being forced a bit and if you know me, that’s NEVER good. Time to “Mommy-Up.” I know that I have let go of the kid who was caught between two worlds — of kid and adulthood. But wait, I’ve already said good-bye once to the kid that went off to
As it ALWAYS happens, 2015 was a crazy year for the Remys and Mel (me) is behind on posting on the family website. Lots of change in 2015 for our family and lots of fun! We just returned from Angel Fire, New Mexico on a family ski trip (guess I should say ski/boarding trip) last week. We made the trip with long time friends, The Byrnes, and just had a blast. Gary and I could still hang with the “kids” speed wise for the most part. I ski and will always ski – tried boarding once and decided I was just too “mature” to fall THAT hard, and hurt THAT bad 🙂 It’s fun – I get it….but it’s just not for me anymore! It had been 11 years since we were able to take the kiddos skiing – mainly because of our family’s swimming obsession (now it’s baseball!). Even