Wait…what?

College? Already? Are you sure you have the right child? He isn’t 18 yet…is he? Baseball    This sweet little boy will be leaving for his new home in just under two weeks. Love Laughter Life  He was only 10 last week, I’m sure of it. Playing with his younger brother at the park or trying to get Dad with waterfight the Super Soaker! Who told him he could grow up?

I don’t remember giving him permission.

And yet he grew. He is taller. He is smarter. He is older! 

1038 Shock has slowly turned to acceptance…but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

I’m still not sure where the time went or when he grew up, but I am proud of the young man he is becoming. He is smart and knows what he wants. He set his expectations high and has a plan to make his dreams a reality. Salt Lake City is not around the corner, but it’s a beautiful city to visit and this tall green-eyed boy is worth every mile driven on the road to get there. He will do great at Neumont University. He will do great PERIOD.

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March Madness

No, I am not referring to college basketball. More like the crazy snow storm that blasted it’s way from the South through the Mid-West to the shoreline of the East Coast. 

My siblings and I swap morning messages with our mom every day – usually it’s a few words of kindness.

This morning, however, instead of words, we shared our morning views…

 

From DFW Texas to the New Jersey shore…



And Southern Indiana….don’t think it skipped any of the family. 



But the scenary is pretty! 



A Different View

Thankfully, January is OVER!

Working 50+ hours a week is not fun. I work in the corporate world in which claims have to be filed according to statutes. These statutes have no flexibility. So when the year started, there were 300+ claims to be checked and not enough hours in the day. There were three of us working 10 hours a day, with the sixth day being 5-8 hours. Talk about TIRED! BUT goals were met and happiness was spread throughout the land.

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During the chaos from work, a nasty little virus named “bronchitis” came for a visit. Unfortunately, it definitely out stayed it’s welcome. Having spent almost the entire month in the house, the bug was finally stomped and the family was set free.
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Just when I thought the month could slip away into the abyss without further issues, I receive a phone call from my husband. He decided he wanted a different perspective…with the truck. Thankfully, both of them were fine and the truck runs great.

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Thankfully, we can now focus on February…and make January a distant memory.

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And so it begins

Waking up Monday morning to get the precious children ready for school only to look out the window and see this:

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School went from being a two-hour delay to canceling as road conditions worsened throughout the morning. The life of a school student. Needless to say, the boys were quite happy to go back to bed.

I enjoy all four seasons and am usually ready for winter by the time the first snow settles on everything. But this time, though the snow is pretty and peaceful, I can do without the bitter winds which accompanied the snow. And then proceeded to hang around even after the snow melted.

Welcome Winter! Please make yourself at home. Lay your white blanket anywhere you wish. Ice belongs in the kitchen freezer and those mind-numbing winds can stay in the Artic.

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Summer Sights

We’ve had a busy summer.
Settling in a new house, watching
plant life bloom, finding kittens and their parents, not to mention day trips here and there.
Here are some highlights from our adventures.

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I can’t believe summer is coming to an end. School starts the first week of August. Time to make some more memories.

Summertime Surprises

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Every week seems to bring a new surprise. After the snow decided to leave once and for all – we noticed sections around the yard have bloomed into various flowers: Bleeding Hearts, Tulips, Iris, Carnations, Crocuses and Roses.


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By the end of May, I discovered a huge strawberry patch (these babies are

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Last week, after being attacked by low hanging branches, my husband went out to trim the offending branches. Only instead of being random tree limbs, he realized they were fruit trees: cherries, peaches, and crabapples.

 

 

 

 

 

~ Isn’t life sweet?! ~