Monday, September 26, 2016

The Basics of the Story

It's time for me to return to the basics of the story. Storytelling has been a large part of my life - either through scrapbooking or through blogging. Over the past few years though, that's all dropped off and my focus has wandered away to other things - many other things. But it's time now to get back to the basics of the story. And it's time to get back to embarrassing the hell out of my kids, sharing the joy in our daily lives, keeping you up to date on what we are up to, and hopefully bringing a smile to everyone's face (except the kids - they will need a bit of time to get over the stories... and pictures).

Suzie, Tom, Sam, Max, Ian, and Lucy

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Xmas!

Merry Xmas from our house to yours! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nerf Gun Wars

"Mom - did you get any more double A batteries" (It's 7:45 am on a school day and Ian is supposed to be eating breakfast)
"Not yet. What do you need batteries for anyway?"
"Max's Barricade. It's the only [Nerf] gun that Lucy (Age 4) can load and shoot."

Not sure if I should be over the moon because the boys are including their (very independent) four year old sister in their Nerf gun wars, or terrified that my four year old is going around shooting things with a Nerf gun. What a weird place to be.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Go Cowboys!

Got to sit still for a while today and actually watch a football game, as it was on, commercials and all. Well, about half of it at least. It's so rare these days that we watch football live - and I'm a football junkie so getting the score reports on my phone AS we are watching the game is a treat. Usually I'm out somewhere (soccer), doing something (watching soccer), and I see the game later (after soccer), so live football is a rarity. It was well worth the time to sit and relax and watch the boys beat [scrape by] the Steelers. 

Go Cowboys! 
(You had the better uniforms - we knew you were going to win from the start just because of that!)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Meteor Shower!

Saw a meteor shower tonight, and all Tom had to say was "I'm cold." Yeah, cold. Here I was, all excited about seeing the meteors, which I have a TERRIBLE track record of catching, and my stinky husband was complaining that he was cold. I not only saw one, but three separate meteors. It was simply fantastic. Thank you Geminid for flying over my house, but not too close. And yeah, it was kinda cold out - only 32 degrees, but still - METEOR SHOWER.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Had to go to two different meetings tonight - both at the same time. This month and last seem to be filled with overlapping meetings, which cuts down on the number that you need to attend, but also keeps you out of the loop and makes you play catch up. Fortunately I'm in touch with folks who have attended those meetings, but still, it's a lot of meetings. The next few weeks look lighter - much lighter, so that's a nice break from the crazy schedule.