Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Well, the house in now sold. We close on it this Friday. We will then head to Fort Worth to find a new place of residence. We are all excited and nervous as well. It is hard to move without knowing exactly where you will be parking. Things are made a little more difficult with the animals, but we will make it all work out. I am trying very hard not to stress out about this, but sometimes that is like trying to hold a flood back with a teaspoon. Last night I went into the bedroom and sat in the dark with the TV off. Can you believe it? Me with the TV off. Don't worry, it didn't last long. I got over it quickly.

So we will be moving on to the next step in this wild adventure we have set for ourselves. Manuel seems to be doing well at boot camp and is looking forward to graduating next month. I admit that I have missed him greatly. He always has that great smile that you sometimes want to wipe off of him, but that makes you giggle. I can't wait to see him again.

So now we are all about packing and closing down last minute things. The joys of moving. I'm so over it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Baby Boy Sommers Has Arrived!!!

Ryan Layne Sommers arrived at 1:33 pm central time. He is 6 lbs 12 ozs and 19 ins long. He has curly brown hair and is doing very well. Kris and Jay are well and happy.

Not sure if he's upset or tired.

Now we are sure he's upset.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Updating again!

Well, we have heard from Manuel in San Diego. He seems to be in his element. He wrote a short note on the form letter they give the recruits, so mom gets at least one from them. He was excited about getting his rifle and they were going to start MCMAPS the next day. Whatever that is. Anyway, he seems to be happy for the time being. His graduation date is August 28 and we are looking forward to the trip there to see him.

On other fronts, Kris and Jay will deliver Ryan Layne on Thursday the 18th. So we and she are looking forward to the blessed event. Not that Jay isn't looking forward to it, I just think Kris is more than him.

Things here at the house in ABQ are the same. Still waiting for God to send the buyer and in the mean time, we are doing some repairs. I'm trying very hard not to be discouraged by the two failed offers, and remembering that God is in control. We will be heading out to TX in the next couple of weeks to see the newest Sommers addition and to look at properties. Hope to spend some time with friends and family while there.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Update

As some of you know, the deal fell through on the house. So now we wait again. I know that God has big plans and it is best to wait on Him.

We saw Manuel off to boot camp today and I must admit that I have a lot of mixed feelings about it. I am extremely proud of him and yet am scared and nervous for him. I know that he will do great but I am having trouble letting go and believing that he really is growing up. I have put him in God's hands, I just haven't let go while he is there yet. I am sure that this past school year with him gone has been a preparation for him being gone and completely out of my control. I am so very proud of him and want the best for him.

We hope to get to TX in the next few weeks for both looking at places and for the birth of our second grandson. Ryan Layne is due June 18, but reserves the right to come sooner. We can't wait. Jay and Kris are doing well and Kris says that Ryan has dropped already. Maybe sooner.

Monday, May 11, 2009

House is now sold!!

Well, we have accepted the offer we got on Saturday for the house. Now we can start getting ready for the next step. Packing! I am not looking forward to that. Maybe I can throw a lot of the old stuff away. Not Mark of course, but stuff. Andrew is excited, Ashley not as much. But she will make friends fast back in TX. She always does and NM will become a fond but distant memory. All of our friends in NM need to know that they will always have a place to come visit in TX. There are lots of things to do there.

Thank you all who prayed for our house to sell in God's timing. I will work out that we can be here for when Manuel leaves for bootcamp and we close after that. We just have to decide where all of his stuff goes for while he is in CA.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Whew! It has been a while.

Well folks, it has truly been a while since I have been on here. We have been busy with getting ready for the end of the school year and Manuel graduating from NMMI. We are looking forward to the commencment ceremonies and will celebrate the next step in his life. He will then be leaving for San Diego, after a couple of weeks at home, to begin boot camp for the Marines. This will be the beginning of great things for him. Although I have mixed feelings about him being so far away.

We still are waiting for the house to sell. The showings are picking up, but no offers yet. Please keep this in your prayers. We know that the house will sell when God wants it to. His timing is best. (just wish He would clue me in a little) :)
The above picture is of Shanty's hiding place when she is in trouble (for digging in the yard) or when she has her bark collar on. She has the pity thing down.

Spring has finally sprung here and we are trying to keep pretty plants alive so the house looks nice. My yearly battle. I just can't understand why they need water EVERY day.

We are all fine. Mark is back to softball and so far there are no injuries. Track is over and Ashley has returned to skating. Andrew is almost done with homeschool for the year and Manuel has left for Florida for a drill team competition. They are riding the bus and will miss 5 school days. I'm not exactly seeing the logic in this, but am trying to go with the flow. Graduation announcements will go out this week or next.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Samantha Bunch went home to be with our Lord at midnight this morning. We are saddened and miss her smiling face already. She was just too sick to fight kidney shut down and a couple of bouts of cardiac arrest. While I am very sad to see this happen, I know that she is now sitting with Jesus and celebrating her new WHOLE body. She will no longer suffer from the many things she has dealt with. Things that she has borne with a smile and a praise for God. She has been and always will be an example of a Godly woman for me. Anytime I wanted to know about pray and worship, God put her face in mind for me. I will miss her greatly and I wish for prayers of comfort for her parents and family. (extended family as well) We love you, Sammi.