Long Overdue

20 Jun

Long overdue!

Spring break pictures from Palm Springs.  Spent lots of time swimming, and our afternoons on the course.  The weather was beautiful that week.  Not too hot.  Even got a rainy day, and it was very windy on our last day, when we went to the movies to go see HOP.  All in all, plenty of R&R for us.  Just what we needed.  Actually thinking of how nice that would be right now.  First official week of summer break.  At this point I feel like I’m still busy.  Guess I need to get into summer vacation mode.  Swimming today helped with that.  A road trip to Arizona this weekend will help as well.

So, back to those overdue pictures.  I’ll slowly be getting caught up.  Particularly for you, Miss Gail.  😉  Love you! xo


Spring Break 2011


Last day

18 Jun

…of school.

I got emotional.

We’re not returning to our sweet little school next fall.  We’ll be trying our hand at an awesome opportunity that came our way recently.  All three girls will be going to a K-8 Charter school.  More on that another time.

So, I’m teary.  Trying to hold it together.  We all piled into the car, and as I wiped my tears and pulled out of the school parking lot looking ahead to the start of summer, my sweet Sarah says, “(sigh) I just can’t wait until Christmas.”

I laughed, shook my head, and said, “What?  We’re just getting ready to start summer.  Why?”

Her answer?  “It’s close to my birthday.  And I just love the shows.  I could just watch them all day.  When they come on you better just record them all.  You  know, like Frosty, and the one with Heat-Miser and Cold-Miser.”

I love Sarah, and I love Christmas, but that’s a little hard-core.


7 Jun

…at least it hasn’t been a full month since my last post.

Simply trying to adapt to schedule additions, changes, and the busyness that comes with four busy kiddos.

School is almost out, and I’m working on pictures from Judah’s birthday weekend.

Be back shortly.



13 May

What is an “ode”?


1. A lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter.
This is what my eldest gave me for mother’s day.
An ode.
She’s eleven.
Ode to My Mother
The roots that hold me down
The tree that shelters
The gardener who cares
The mower who trims
The petals that make the flower pretty
The stem that holds it up
You are all these things and more
Amazing sister
Great wife
Beautiful daughter
But most of all,
You are
Pretty great, huh?  😉

Spinach Soup

21 Apr

Yep, you read that correctly.  My family LOVES spinach.  The kids eat it.  That makes me feel like I’m doing a good job as a momma, not that I have anything to do on their preference of vegetables.  Wouldn’t that be a luxury?  Our friend, “Broadway Bob” sent me an email with soup recipes in it.  I saw this picture of bright green soup sitting in a very white bowl and thought, eeeewwww.  But when I read it was spinach soup I immediately decided it would be part of my St. Patrick’s Day menu.  Then life happened, and although it was slated in my menu plan, it never came to pass.  So it was slated on another week of my menu planning, and we ate it on Tuesday.  Yummmmm!  (and very easy)



9 Apr

This is the first post from my brand new computer.

So exciting!

I’m sitting on my couch right now.

That’s the real exciting part!

I’m still becoming aqcuainted with this new toy, but at 11pm on a Saturday night, I still wanted to sit and hear how my fingers sound as they hit these new purrty buttons.

Well, that, and I’m waiting tiredly for a load of laundry to dry.  Wait, scratch that.  That load is whites – which means socks.  We can wait for those tomorrow.

So, simply just checking in here.  And playing with my new toy.

Palm Springs was wonderful, as usual.

Sad the week is over.  There is a new week ahead.  My menu plan calendar is blank.  My cupboards, after being gone, are getting close to bare.  Sounds like  a new and busy week ahead.  But new is usually always good.  A clean fresh new start to something, right?

So, here’s to “new”. 🙂

(Oh, and it’s a MAC).  So, very new to me.  🙂


30 Mar

Looking forward to it.  It isn’t here yet, but almost.

We’ve had 2+ weeks of Seussical the Musical.  Two weekends of performances, but we’ve been rehearsing since January.  Amongst the performances, we had a party for my baby sister, who is days away from completing her schooling for becoming an ultrasound technician.  She’s been hard at work, and deserved some celebrating.  It was so good to see friends and family.  Needless to say, I’m (as usual) exhausted.  But what’s new.  So, I went to Target yesterday and bought new sunscreen as Judah dreamed of our spring break in Palm Springs next week.  🙂

Random observation – I’ve noticed that all of my favorite coffee mugs are Christmas themed.  I mean, let’s be honest.  I have the set of little cups that came with my mondo box of starter dinnerware you get when you get married, but that is seriously NOT a cup of coffee.  I need a mug.  So, I  don’t have a set of mugs, rather a collection of gifts and door prizes.  Which is fine by me.  My coffee is currently smiling at me from a mug that says “The Magic of Santa”, and Judah calls it my “Ho Ho” cup.

Ok, randomness complete for today.

So here are some pictures from our busy weekends.  Look for sunny Palm Springs photos soon.  🙂

My bird girl

Mayzie la Bird

My little Who and circus entertainer

Even Judah got into the mix this time as a jungle frog.

The citizens of Whoville

Stef’s Grad Party

Click on the photo to see more from the grad party.   P.S. Gail, my dad took more pics on his camera. I’ll make sure you get to see those too. 🙂 Love you and lookin’ out – xo