Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hello again!

Wow, I've really been neglecting this blog.  I keep thinking about updating it and then it gets pushed down to the bottom of the to-do list.  A few other things slightly more important like keeping my family fed and making sure they have clean clothes to wear to school so they don't look homeless.  I need to set a goal to post once in a while.
What have we been up to?  Well, too many things to cover in the time I posted last but here's few things. 
*Harley's off at college and doing great.  She has started her practicum for Elementary Ed and is enjoying that.  She's been blessed to have good roommates that she gets along with.
*Cierra's a senior and doing Running Start at our local community college.  She will have almost completed 2 years of college by the time she graduates in June.  Right now she's getting ready for Tolo and all the activities associated with that.
*Mason is in 7th grade. Played football in the fall and we are now full into the wrestling season.  That's a whole new world for me!  It's painful to watch but getting easier.
*Spencer is in 6th grade.  He's playing city basketball and doing great.  He loves helping take care of our chickens.  Yes, we chickens!  9 of them.  We get fresh eggs bur right now those little buggers have quit for the winter.  Hopefully soon they'll start laying again.
*Carter is in 1st grade and loving it.  It amazes me how much his little mind picks up.  I no longer have the luxury of spelling things to sneak them by him.  I'll have to take up another language but then he'd probably figure that out too.  He is also playig city basketball and having a blast.  It's a hoot to watch his team.  They all still double dribble and travel ALL THE TIME.  It's more like a rugby game than a basketball game.
*Alex works at Kadlec and enjoys that.  He's lucky to be able to work from home about half the time.
*Me?  I started working for Gale-Rew Construction in July and to my surprise I really enjoy it.  I had planned to keep subbing in the schools for Para Educators but I haven't done much of that. 

So between working a couple days a week and getting all the kids to their events and making sure everyone is fed and generally happy I don't seem to have much time left.  I haven't scrapped in quite a while.  I started a December Daily album and only finished about 10 pages.  I WILL get that done!  Soon hopefully.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

iPhone favorite shots.

I tend to have a little problem collecting photos on my iphone and then there they stay, for years!  Well, I’ve finally loaded a bunch of them to my computer, and I mean a BUNCH!!  Like nearly 2000 I think!

Carter January 2010.  He was not feeling well and fell asleep on my lap.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo of his sweet face and his chubby fingers.


Carter, June 2010 playing in grandma’s back yard.  He loved (and still loves) to be outside!


First family boating trip of the summer.  It was too cold for a long time that summer.  It was July before we got on the river.  Love how great my iPhone takes photos outdoors!


The bum shot!  August 2010.  In a hotel for a weekend volleyball camp for one of the girls.  That was a hand towel wrapped around Carter!


Just one of those spur of the moment shots while in the store.  Carter put Spencer’s hat on and his face was just too cute!


Mason’s very first year playing football.  He seems to small!!!  August 2010


December 3, 2010.  And we have snow!!!!  I’m sure it didn’t stick around very long but at least they got to roll some snow balls.


December 19, 2010  Ok, so maybe the snow stuck around for a little bit.  Yes, that’s Cierra out in the snow in her SHORTS, and yes, she’s going to get on the trampoline and jump in her shorts.  At least she’s wearing a coat!


January 13, 2010  It’s times like this when I’m really thankful I have a camera on my phone!  And I’m sure Cierra was wishing I DID NOT!  LOL  She actually broke her toe leg wrestling at school. Yep, you read that right, LEG WRESTLING!  Her foot hit the shin of another girl and she broke her toe.  Isn’t that a lovely blue shoe!  Luckily we found a black walking boot for her to borrow.


And I’ll stop there!  Anyone reading this is probably on picture overload by now.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A few Halloween favorites.

It seems like every year pumpkin carving gets easier and quicker.  As the youngest gets more and more independent it sure makes things easier.  It’s always fun to see what they come up with for their jack-o-lantern faces.


Cierra working on her second annual Bomber Pumpkin.


Which took two separate carving sittings to finish.045

My little police man at preschool.  It was my help day at preschool on Halloween, I was able to see all the kids in their costumes, which is always fun!  The mustache only lasted about 30 minutes then he was done with it.  We drew one on for the evening activities.


Halloween wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the Uptown Shopping Center for some daylight trick or treating.004007009

I’ve never seen a police officer with those kind of teeth before!  Watch out!011040043047

Harley really dressed up for the occasion!  LOL  Cute non the less!!!