Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Life Moves ReallyFast

I can't seem to keep up on blogging lately, mostly because Instagram is so much quicker and I suppose that makes me either very lazy or good at prioritizing...you decide. :) 

The last few months we've visited family, enjoyed some great hikes and scenery, had Easter, watched an air show and had Mother's Day.  That should get me caught up a little more than I was.  And I can cross one more thing off my list...which I love because I hate checklists with nothing checked off!  I kept thinking that when summer rolled around, I would get so many projects accomplished and get caught up but it's been more like the opposite.  While we can sleep in longer and have free time here and there, it does seem like a mad run from one thing to the next.  Camps, vacations, weekend drives to escape the heat and packing and unpacking have kept us all pretty busy.  I've decided that life doesn't slow down.  You either have to adapt and get better at running and fitting it all in...or I guess the stuff that doesn't really matter falls behind (like capturing all those dust bunnies under my bed and organizing my closet and garage).  

Some friends invited us to watch the Luke Air Show from their parent's front yard and it was really cool!  The Thunderbirds flew right over our heads!  It was awesome!!

The kids and hubby spoiled me this year for Mother's Day.  As usual!  I got a mini spaceship, aka composter for my garden...I am so excited!  Dennis and I put it together and it was a beast but we did it!  It is fabulous and so much easier to mix than the kiddie pool and shovel I have been using.  The kids bought me all of my favorite treats and I also got new curbing in the backyard!! We are implementing a new backyard plan that includes a pergola, a garden, a fire pit and lots of new shrubs and plants to make my backyard a lush paradise--at least that's the plan (cross your fingers).  Of course it will have to be on hold until it cools off again.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dapper Little Man Goes to the Library

This cute fella is seriously fun to dress.  It is the best.  So I have to take pictures of his adorableness--especially before it gets too awfully hot and we have to hibernate indoors for months on end.  Oh I just want to bottle up those squishy cheeks and soft baby hands.  Sigh.  They grow up way waaaaay too fast.  

We went to the library for our photo shoot and it was crazy hard to take pictures of a busy 16 month old but I did it!  After, we went inside the library to check out some books and he roared at the dino display.  Annd startled the librarians.  :)  It was a beautiful morning.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Four Sons

I never really thought I would have four sons!  But how fun they are.  They are full of endless energy, they are all pretty thoughtful and are as different as can be.  They can drive me absolutely nuts and make me laugh hysterically.  We found ourselves without Dad and Miss B one day and so went to tackle a hike and picnic and play in the water.  WP flipped out when we came upon a small stream and never ever wanted to leave.  He got soaked and had the time of his life throwing sand and little rocks and wading in the perfect baby-sized stream. 

Lately as the kids have gotten older, life has gotten more and more hectic and crazy with all the various events and activies.  I hope I can remember these times of crazy fun though, because even though they are tiring and taxing...I know I will miss these little messy, loud and fun boys of mine.

Monday, May 16, 2016

To Do List and the Zoo

Today as May is winding up and I am trying desperately to keep my head above water, I have crossed quite a few things off my to-do list, which is long and never ending.  I worked in the yard for a bit, did dishes and swept and mopped.  I cleaned the kitchen, did three loads of laundry, cleaned the master bathroom, made my bed, folded some laundry, made an appointment and packed for a weekend adventure that WP and I are going on.  I also printed off new chore charts and worked on a t-shirt design for this years Girls Camp.  Annnd I edited and blogged a bit in my effort to catch up! So here's to our zoo adventure from March:

One day I took the two youngest boys to the zoo.  It was such a fun day with the three of us.  It was a tad toasty, but not too bad.   WP LOVED the new baby lion and they roared at each other through the glass...it was seriously so adorable.  Q helped direct us where we needed to go as he loves maps and is always the designated map guy.  Our favorites were the kangaroos, parrots, llama and giraffe along with playing in the dirt.  Lunch was a big hit too...especially the chocolate covered donuts!  Then we came home and crashed because zoo days do that to you...they just suck the energy right out.

Monday, April 4, 2016


We went to Disneyland in February.  It was as magical as usual. :)

Miss B met Thor (WP and I traveled to Asgard with her...it was epic, also Thor is super tall).  We had a blast in all our favorite places and rode all the good rides (the new Star Wars Space Mountain was epic).  We worked the Fast Passes expertly, Miss B, WP and I watched a Tangled play, and we each enjoyed some of our favorite treats.  I enjoyed a rest at my favorite spot in New Orleans Square which I always try to sneak in. We also finally got to experience Cars Land and goodness it's cute.  I LOVED it.  The Radiator Springs Racers ride was fabulous and the whole set up was stinkin' adorable.  Disney sure knows how to work the themes!  Q finally got the courage to ride the big roller coaster (California Screamin') and then didn't want to do anything but that the entire rest of the trip!  Goodness.  WP enjoyed the carousel, naps wherever he could get them and snack time.  Actually he loved it all.  He's a pretty easy going kid.  Except for the gorilla we encountered on the Tarzan Tree House. One time whilst the big kids and dad went on the Indiana Jones ride, I decided to literally RUN up the tree house holding a hefty baby and a camera.  I was afraid the family would return quickly, but I don't know what I was thinking...it took ages for them to return.  Anyway, WP really didn't like the gorilla.  It scared him silly.  And then my poor calves were sore for days I tell ya.  It was a blessed, busy, tiring two days.  


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