Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Look Back at 2013 - MAY

May is Brain Tumor Awareness month and so my mom made a large GRAY RIBBON to put on her door with names of mostly DIPG kids and others that have passed away from brain tumors.  Oliver, of course is the one in the center with golden wings.  We will always continue to raise awareness for brain tumors in Oliver's memory.  ALL of these fighters will have a special place in my heart.

I was looking through these sweet posters that Oliver's classmates made for him after he passed away in 2012.

Fun at Chuck E. Cheese with our little friend, Chloe.
Finn throwing rocks in the lake at George Wyth.
Eden and the fourth graders.
McKenzie and Eden -- 4th grade Vocal Music Concert
Phineas... I mean... Batman with his Super Donut Ring...

Eden's Talent Show - Eden and her friends got together for an exercise routine with a twist.  They performed to the song "Flashdance".  The crowd was constantly laughing!  I did a similar thing in my 5th or 6th grade talent show and told her about it.  They did a GREAT job!  Upper right photo - Eden, Sayde, McKenzie, Jaida, Kamiah, Gabby.  Eden and her friend, Camdyn.  Eden with Grandma Young.  Sayde, Eden and McKenzie.
Talent Show

The boys on our friend's motorcycle.  Love those smiles!
Eden drew this picture of Emily from the movie "The Corpse Bride".

 I always try to take last day of school photos of the kids with their teachers and classes.  I didn't get Jaren's class or a photo with his teacher and one of his associates.  Jaren is with Mrs. Heinz, one of his para educators who happens to be our good friend.  Eden is with her 4th grade teacher, Miss Flack.  Jaren was chased and is getting some hugs from a classmate who I think may have had a crush on him!  :)  Every year on the last day of school, we take the kids to get ice cream cones at Rudy's Tacos down the street.  Eden invited McKenzie and Sayde to join us this year!

Last day of school.  Eden 4th grade/Jaren PreK

A Look Back at 2013 - APRIL

Sassy Phineas, age 3

Eden had a piece of artwork picked to be shown at the school district's Culture Fest.  It was held at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.  We invited my mom and Eden's former art teacher, Deb Wesley.  Deb and my mom worked together several years ago at Lincoln Elementary in Waterloo.  Unfortunately in July, Deb suddenly passed away.  We were so sad to hear this news as her and my mom had recently become good friends.  She was always so nice and friendly.  Eden loved her as a teacher.
Eden and mom

Eden's former art teacher and Grandma's good friend, Deb, Eden and Grandma Young

Debra, daughter of Mae (Bogatzke) and Kenneth Fogleman, was born May 27, 1953, at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. She lived and grew up in Manning where her father worked with the postal service. Debra graduated from Manning High School in 1971. And then went on to graduate from Mankato State University (Minnesota State University) with an Art Degree.
After graduating from college Debra moved to New Orleans for 12 years and worked as a dispatcher for a trucking company. She married Joseph Wesley and one child was born to this union. Debra moved back to Iowa in the late 1980s to Osceola where she worked as a dispatcher for the Jimmie Dean Company. She continued to work as a dispatcher when she moved to Waterloo. Debra went back to school and graduated from UNI in 1993 with a BA in Art Education. She taught for the Waterloo Community School District and held positions in both elementary and high school from 1995 to 2013 when she retired. Debra’s hobbies included gardening, photography, music and art. She was an animal lover and owned three dogs, a cat, and a horse.
Debra was taken to the emergency room at Allen Hospital in Waterloo where she died July 3, 2013 at the age of 60 years, a month and 6 days.
Debra is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her daughter Quinn Wesley of Lehi, Utah; siblings Nancy (Stephen) Muhlbauer of Manning, Carmen (Rob) Yancey of West Des Moines, Steven (Julie) Fogleman of Manning; nieces and nephews: Shannon, Mitchell, Justeen, Caden, Rylie-Shea, Rachel, Jackson, Stephanie and Brian; other relatives and friends.

Friday, July 12, 2013, 10:00 AM

Funeral Service
FRIDAY, July 12, 2013, 11:00 AM


Honorary Urn Bearers