Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Another week, more pictures

So much to say in so little time so the photos are doing the work for me again.  In the morning we will leave for a family reunion and then are off an more adventures at home after that.

I think we are pretty fun - 2 parades in 2 weekends.  I had to continue to remind my children on other days when I required work from them that we do a lot of fun things, that I try to say YES a lot.  But sometimes the answer is 'now we need to do some work'.  Which isn't recieved all that well.  Yet the children do need to be taught about hard work so we keep trying to find a balance.

Faye is currently fascinated with all things horse.  It was so fun to watch her wave and talk to the ponies and horses in the parade.  She makes us all smile.

I'll be back!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Life in Pictures.

I give.  I can't do everything I want to do.  I already knew this but it is getting worse all the time.  I can't even get to all the things I NEED to do, not to mention what I want and then when I do what I want at the expense of what I need to do... it's not pretty.

It is summer.  It's hot.  Swim team is in full swing and we have been to a rodeo.  I love that.  I'm working hard on a business plan that I have wanted to do for a long time.  I'm not giving up this time.  I'm getting ready to head to a family reunion and am excited/worried about that.

All I can promise is life in pictures.  Because I take one at least every day.  Sometimes a lot more than that.  So here is life in pictures as of lately.

These got put in the garden and now it looks like this.  I'm such a garden nerd, it makes me happy.


Friday, June 7, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chicken Pox

Faye is about done with the chicken pox.  And I'm 'DONE' with them for sure.  Apparently here in my family we don't develop the intended immunity from the varicella shot.  

She has been a trooper and sadly at times so frustrated and itching but not really being able to figure out why her body is itching so badly.  Poor girl.  She got the most on her scalp -- in her hair.  I'm glad I did this as a child and won't be doing it next week!  :)
We haven't had the most stellar beginning to June, being laid our with a stomach virus and now this.  I'm hoping it's blue skies from here on out.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


So rather than trying to 'catch up', which I know is impossible, I just want to make a list of some of the events / experiences that we have gone through in the past several weeks so that I can remember it.
In no particular order:

Finished up 3 soccer seasons and 1 football season, started another soccer season with Christian.
Savanna battled through 3 nights of competitive soccer tryouts
Emma broke out in a major, full blown case of chicken pox while on a trip to UT
Took a trip to UT to surprise visit my younger sister and also got to spend time with my older sister, meet my adorable new nephew, and expose everyone to the chicken pox  :)
Emma started riding her two wheeler and she tells me "Mom, I got this."
Found a yellow peony and planted it in my front yard.
Kurt built me two more garden boxes and cleaned out the garage.
Savanna turned 11.  Wow.
Faye has her tiny fingernails painted neon orange
The garden is in and growing and I love it
Madeline, Christian and Emma started swim team which means 7am practice every week day, and a very kind friend has offered to drive every morning -- blessing my life
I hosted two lunches at my home to get to know more women around me, it was good
Faye took a trip to the ER after not being able to stop vomiting and being borderline dehydrated
I cleaned up dozens of towels/bowls/sheets from kids being stomach sick
Signed up for a LEMI homeschool group training which I will attend in June
My gym membership ran out and I'm pretty sure the lack of it is contributing to my life frustrations
Faye had another laser treatment on her portwinestain birthmark on her cheek
I was sick in bed for two straight days, plus another two to fully recover
Faye broke out in the chicken pox
I realized a lot of things that I need to improve on, and realized that home schooling and working along side my children is going to be good for me as well as them.  I'm  happy for the challenge (most days) and feel that it will be paramount to the success of our family relationships.

I am working hard on nurturing and growing and doing the things that I know my soul needs the most. Happy Summer!

June is here, in full swing and I've got to get Emma ready to Muttin' Bust at the rodeo this weekend!