Friday, May 13, 2016

Week in the Life.... Tuesday and Wednesday

Hello Tuesday! Great way to start the day when the sky is this pretty! One reason why it's worth being up early each day, sunrises even if it only lasted for a few mintues.

Summer is prepping these last weeks for State Boards coming up. Lots of fun stuff here to play with and grood lookin dolls to practice on. Almost time for graudation!!! YAY!!

There's me saying HELLO!! Just back from the store and walking Lucky. Getting ready to start chores (cleaning the bathroom)  and the lady at the store said she liked my curls so I guess it means I'm having a good hair day.

I did a mini meal prep for dinner and lunch the next two days. It takes some time but so far Summer and I love eating these meals, nothing fancy just good food for you.

Rich is home and we take our usual walk (laps) around the garden 3 times with Lucky. Love shoe shots!
Today was kind of cool, sweatshirt and gloves were needed.

Sam asked if we could play Jenga, haven't played that in years. You can't tell but Lucky was rolling all over by us, he didn't knock it over but came close. Sam is officially 14 1/2 today too, YAY!
Hello Wednesday! Not a pink sky this time, but still nice.
Renee gets a cuddle in with Lucky before going to work :)
Renee made sure to be in the photos so far and send me some :)
On my list to do today was cleaning the coat closet.
So happy I did it, donated a lot and got rid of
broken things. The games are organized now!!
My mom came over for a few and help me pick out paint colors for the shutters and front door. So excited to have a new fresh look. Will share when it's done!!
Rich took a half day today, we spent most of it outside, so gorgeous out!
It was a good day and so we decided to surprise the kids with dinner out.
We walked the dog when we got back home. Look at that sky and the strawerberries are growing wonderfully. Excuse the toys and balls in the garden, it was while Rich mowed earlier.
A shoe shot with my sister at soccer practice for Sam and my niece.
Also did a quick shop with Summer for her graduation dress.
Sam is back at sports now after getting his appendix out.

Back home and outside for another walk and that SKY!!!!
Not sure why it posted it twice but it sure is pretty!
These two are watching TV and I read before we all went to bed.
Thankful for this day!

Hope you enjoy this peek into our days. I'm taking about 26 picutures on my camera, way less then previous years. Trying not to get the same things and really liking what I have taken. Still thinking of what size album to make, will see how the weekend photos come along and go from there.
Happy Weekend ! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Week in the Life... Monday's photos and words

Hello Monday! I'm excited to document our story this week, always a favorite of mine. Last year I did this in August when the kids were just starting school and know they are almost done, love the closeness of the two and reflecting on that as we start our week. I printed of Ali's daily sheets to help keep track of our days and make notes to remember things when I look back and make my album.

Few things about today, it's a babysitting day so I will mostly have Sienna and Colt in my story today, it's the only decent weather day we will have this week so outside pictures is a must, I took way less pictures then normal for the first day of this project, again how we are ending the school year vs. beginning it.

I took 67 photos on my camera, deleted several that were doubles or wouldn't work.  I took 18 on my cell phone and deleted only a few of them. I was gone at bible study for the night which is another reason for lesser photos for the day. 

Also, I want to remember the weather right now, each day is so different and not much spring going on yet. We have the heat on in the mornings because the floors are cold and their is frost/dew on the car windows and grass each morning, ugh. So today's sunshine was so welcomed and enjoyed!

Now for some photos....

I took this out the kitchen window while I was sitting there having my quiet time before showering. Love the peek of the sun coming through the trees. Thinking I will take this photo each morning this week and use it in my album to start each day. Always a favorite of mine to include plenty of outside pictures as it really shows my story in this and nature is a big part of it.

I get all my chores done before getting Colt on babysitting days, also just a good way to start my day. Love the sunlight showing on here too, love that sun any chance I can since it's rare now.

I stopped by Giant Eagle for a few things and got to see Renee busy at work, she loves when I see her there.

Back home with Colt and he wastes no time building something awesome with blocks and working cars into it any way he can. I'm amazed each time he builds something, always different and imgainenative. He doesn't even plan it, just starts building and thinking of it as he is doing it. He is growing us so much, will be going to kindergarden in the fall, sigh. He is sweet and cuddly and loves being here so much now!!

So happy to see the start of leaves finally growing on our trees, last year at this time the tree was full of them.

The strawberries are doing great, lots of white blooms already, Rich can't wait for them to grow!

Lunchtime was a my new favorite, turkey with peppers and black beans mixed in. I've been eating healthier for 2 weeks now and loving it. I also added a plum today, and blueberrries at breakfast. Alwasy ice tea as my bevearage choice. Colt had taco pizza which smells so good, he was to busy eating to get a good picture.

We did his homework after lunch and time outside. This is new for us, usually he does it at home but with a new schedule for his mom and tball practice tonight it's easier to get it done early. I for one love doing homework so I'm happy to help and thankfully Colt did great about it.
This is probably my favorite picture of the day!! He was trying to hide so I couldn't get his picture but I got it and love it. That smile and funny nature is all there, love this boy so much! We were at the school to pick up Sienna after her "just run" activity she's in. So cool that the school has this program now, great way to get the kids and teachers exercising together and having fun with it.
Once back home, Summer was there too and ready to head to work, kids had their snacks and Sienna did homework then color time started. I love seeing what they come up with and draw. Renee gets home soon from her day of work soon after this. That's how the days are now, a revolving door of kids working/school no set day is the same anymore, a big change for me who likes routine, some nights it's just Sam for dinner and the girls warm up their dinners once their home. Thankful for this time too even if it's diiferent, think we are all doing pretty well with it and staying close through it.
I got to see my mom dropping off Ryan while I was dropping off Sam, they are both on the same soccer team this year, YAY!! So nice that I get to see her for this brief minute before I head to small group. Wish I could just sit and chat with her, she works so much it's hard to see her anymore. Love you mom!!
Here we are at small group, usually it's at Barb's house but for now we have to meet at the church. So happy Annie is going to church now and even joined this group with me. Tonight she and I gave the lesson and she did a great job at it. These ladies are the sweetst and they bless me so much. We were missing a few tonight but this was a full class compared to the last couple weeks.

And that wraps up my day in photos. While I was here Rich picked up Sam, Renee and Rich worked out at the YMCA and Sam showered and ate. Summer got home soon after I did thank goodness it wasn't a late night. I uploaded these pictures to have ready and went to bed before 10, even that seems late some days for us. Hope you enjoyed seeing how our day went, thanks for visiting.

Saturday, May 7, 2016



Hello to our new apple tree blossoms!! LOVE!

Hello to more warmer days, like yesterday

Hello to Kristin turning 27 this week, YAY!

Hello to graduation preping and excitment

Hello to Week in the Life next week, YAY

Hello to hoping to blog WITL

Hello to eating healthy again this week

Hello to filling out party invites

Hello to dress shopping

Hello to Mother's Day weekend fun

Hello to strawberry blossoms

Hello to Memorial Day picnic

Hello to last day of school

Hello to graduating!!

Hello to needing new glasses

Hello to my last quiet days of home

Hello to you again friends!!

Hello to my friend Nancy!

Hello to using my camera again

Hello May, please bring sun and joy

Thank you for the comments and visiting me again!! Made my day!
Slowly getting used to my camera again and blogging, YAY!!
Excited for WITL next week and hope to post some of it for you.
Happy weekend and National Scrapbook weekend to some of you!