Monday, May 21, 2012


Friday night started with a date night with my boys.  My girl was at a sleep over.  After watching half of the Avengers Tripp decides he doesn't feel well.  I spend the rest of the movie in the car with him reading my Kindle.

We head home and in our neighborhood we get pulled over for rolling through the ONLY stop sign in our gigantic loop.  Thankfully he saw the two sleeping boys in the back and just said try to stop the whole way next time ;)

Saturday morning was spent at soccer with Keegan.  He has decided he hates the sport.  Thankful it was our last day of it.  Looking into tennis for him. 

 Then I spent the rest of the day putting in my veggies.  I am so proud of this picture.  If you could have seen the insane mess this area had been you would understand the work I put in. On my own.  A great sense of accomplishment to say the least.

The weekend ended with Tripp in the drainage ditch on his big wheel.  Obviously the big wheel won. Praise God it wasn't the other eye that has had surgery.  Gods mercy is great!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

In Season

My favorite 5 year old and I went picking for strawberries today.  We do it every year.  Can't resist the sugary goodness of freezer jam and strawberry shortcake.

 Signs of freedom flying over head.  Makes it hard to hear at times, but we never get tired of looking at them!
 He's not the tallest 5 year old, but in my humble opinion he sure is the cutest!

And every day we come home this little guy is waiting at the garage door.  I pick him up and move him back to the rain spout area.  I'm getting use to seeing him.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mothers Day Weekend

Mothers Day weekend was spent at the soccer fields.  My girl had a tournament.  My boy had a game.  We had some time to kill between the games on Saturday.  

 So we did some good old fashioned planking.... We were seriously bored
 The good news is, they tore up those fields and took home 1st place!!!  I get serious joy out of watching my kids play sports.  I love their determination and speed.  I love watching my girl run rings around everyone.  It's the best feeling in the world.  
So I was happy to spend my special day watching the ones that made it that way.  Then I went home Sunday night and collapsed on the couch.  

Not only do my kids love me, but this four legged buddy of mine thinks I'm pretty special too. 

Friday, May 11, 2012


 I've been trying to get back into running.  It's been slow.  I wish I knew how to love it.  I'm working on it.  The only thing I do love about running is doing the races.  Its just my competitive nature.
 I spent quite a few hours removing all this plastic from under the garden gravel walkway.  I have tried for over six months to hire this job out.  I guess it was just too big or little for the guys.  So I did it myself.
My hands after all that work.  I am working towards making the garden something to look at again.  I had let it go one too many summers.  I want my fresh veggies back!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Currently In My Backyard

I'm looking forward to more of this next year when the kids come back home for school!  My boys are happily bird watching together.  I love that they are bestfriends.  Thank you Lord for your blessings and giving me afternoons like this.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

We Got A Little Color Today

My girl and I did a 5K race.  While you run around they throw powdered paint on you and squirt you with water colors.  It started out cold and rainy.  We were in our snowy white shirts.

By the end we were colored head to toe.  

 And saw friends we love.

We had a blast.  My girls legs carried her the whole way and I do believe she could have kept going!  It was a great morning.