Friday, January 25, 2013

Finish it Friday...

Where has January gone? I am trying to keep up more on this blog just as a place to record all that goes on in my little family. So, this weekend I am going to have to play catch up.

For the last year or so I have been following Simplify 101's Blog~she has a Finish it Friday segment every week and I love to follow along. Here is my list for this Friday:

Take Christmas bins to storage
Put away all Christmas wrap
Copy paperwork for taxes
Clear out Changing Table
Pass off 2 scouting badges with Ian
Clean off Dresser
Put away clothes
Finish Laundry

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My One Little Word for 2013

My OLW (one little word) this year is "TRANSFORM" ~ I am going to transform my life by transforming my body, mind, spirit, home, etc. This word just came to me out of the blue last week. I wasn't even thinking of my OLW or about resolutions. It so fits what I want this year to be.

Last year my word was "Embrace". I didn't have a clue when I chose that word what all would take place in 2012.  My husband was laid off from teaching, I had to have a hysterectomy and 2 weeks later an artery tore and I had to go back in to surgery for them to repair the artery. I had Sinus surgery. I traveled to Costa Rica and Disneyland with my little family.I have watched my 2 beautiful children continue to grow and learn. I turned 40. It's been an eventful year and I think I have done a good job embracing all that 2012 brought. Now in 2013 I look forward to transforming my life.

2013=Transform ~ I'm 40 years old and I'm ready~this is it! I am grateful this one little word has found me.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello Monday...

Hello Monday...

hello...Updating blog finally
hello...Sunshine it's supposed to be 95 today
hello...Last week of swimming lessons
hello...Doug's 39th Birthday tomorrow
hello...Soccer practice continues
hello...Sinus Surgery for me
hello...Transferring 1000+ photos from my iPhone
hello...Gas prices rising
hello...Library~thank you for your summer reading program
hello...Meteor Shower last night~the 4 of us laid out on a blanket and watched for an hour
hello...Last of the Summer adventures~School is about to start back up
hello...Snuggling with my kiddo's at night
hello...Monday~it's going to be a busy week! Are you ready?

I have to include a picture so here is one from our time in Seaside back in July

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Just thinking

In the words of Ferris Bueller, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Mendocino, California

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ian's "Bowling" Birthday Party

Ian's actual 9th Birthday fell on a Saturday. Of course he had a soccer game first. Ian had decided that he wanted to have a "Bowling Birthday" so we invited all of his best soccer mates along with friends to come Bowl and have lunch along with Cookies and Ice Cream. Ian had a great time and it was so fun to watch him interact with all of his friends.

Easy Set Up- Love that!!!

I love that smilePatrick, Jordan, Nick, Andrew, Marlee, Dominic & Ian

Playing some video gamesGrammie & IanGrandpa & Ian"Come On"Doug Showing OffMarlee found her Purple BallIan was hoping to shut everyone out with all strikes
He LOVES ice cream & Chocolate Chip CookiesIce Cream Cups and Cookies from Roths (the best)Gotta love some hard cold cash

Ian received a ManU Ball from Abby~Matches his Jersey he's wearing
One of his favorite gifts~Timbers Sport JacketGood Time had by All!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Samuel our neighbor boy is always outside. He lives down on the corner and the other day he brought up a snake. He knows Marlee loves them! (YUCK) Notice he is holding it with a batting glove on. His Dad picked it up with a plastic bag.

Now take a look at Marlee bare handed. Loving the fact that she is holding one of her favorite reptiles. She begged me to let her keep it as it wasn't that big. NO WAY~I draw the line. NO SNAKES ALLOWED INSIDE THE HOUSE